RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner in a state that's become increasingly hostile to the...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A special prosecutor in Virginia said Monday that he's presented two indictments of election fraud against someone who worked on a failed re-election campaign for a Republican...
Former Navy commander gets seat on Armed Services Committee
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A newly elected congresswoman in Virginia's Hampton Roads region will sit on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.
The office for Democrat Elaine Luria announced the appointment Tuesday.
The former U.S. Navy commander represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District along the state's coast. It is home to world's largest Navy base in Norfolk and various other military installations in Virginia Beach and other cities.
Luria defeats Taylor in Virginia’s 2nd House District
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Elaine Luria defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia on Tuesday in a closely watched race that represents a swift turnaround from the incumbent's lopsided victory just two years ago.
Luria's win in Virginia's coastal 2nd District appears to have benefited from voter antipathy toward President Donald Trump and a ballot-fraud scandal that tainted Taylor's campaign over the summer.
Pence condemns bombs at campaign stop for congressman
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence condemned the mailing of pipe bombs to Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats as he stumped for a Republican congressman in Virginia.
Pence said Wednesday in Virginia Beach that whoever is responsible will be brought to justice. He added that "threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America."
Ballot-fraud scandal gets new life in Virginia debate
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that clouded the re-election campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor in Virginia was given new life Tuesday when his Democratic challenger attacked his handling of the matter during their first debate.
Elaine Luria claimed Taylor continued to employ a handful of campaign staffers even after it came to light that they allegedly forged voter signatures to place a third-party "spoiler candidate" on November's ballot.
Taylor, Luria debate gives new life to ballot-fraud scandal
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Democrat who is trying to unseat Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor has attacked his handling of a ballot-fraud scandal during their first debate.
Elaine Luria said Tuesday that Taylor didn't take the matter seriously enough. She said he continued to employ staffers who were accused of allegedly forging voter signatures to place a third-party "spoiler candidate" on November's ballot.
Virginia court dismisses congressional candidate’s appeal
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has dismissed an independent congressional candidate's appeal of a court decision removing her from the race.
The court ruled Wednesday against Shaun Brown, who was seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor and Democrat Elaine Luria in coastal Virginia's competitive 2nd District. The court said Brown hadn't filed necessary documents and that the lower court's order "lacks the finality" needed for the appeal to be considered.
Independent candidate appeals ruling to remove her from race
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An independent congressional candidate in Virginia is appealing a court's decision to remove her from the race.
Shaun Brown filed an appeal Monday with Virginia's Supreme Court. She says a Circuit Court judge in Richmond lacked the authority to remove her from the ballot because election officials had already certified her candidacy.
The judge ruled Wednesday that Brown can't run because petitions to place her on the ballot contained forged signatures.
Judge finds fraud; orders candidate off congressional ballot
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An independent candidate must be removed from the ballot in a competitive congressional race in Virginia due to forged voter signatures on her petitions, a judge ruled Wednesday, saying he found evidence of "out-and-out fraud."
Woman claims signature forged on petition, suit seeks $2.4M
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is suing a Republican campaign staffer for $2.4 million, claiming her name was forged on a ballot petition.
Susan Lambert claims in a lawsuit filed last week that her name is among dozens forged by staff working for Republican Rep. Scott Taylor.
Latest: Judge orders candidate off congressional ballot
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in a lawsuit accusing the campaign staff of Virginia U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor of forging signatures to help an independent candidate get on the ballot in a tight congressional race (all times local):
A judge has ruled that an independent candidate cannot appear on the ballot in a tight congressional race in Virginia due to forged signatures on her petition.
Congressman called to testify in voter fraud lawsuit
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor has been subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit that accuses members of his campaign staff of forging signatures to help an independent candidate get on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District.
Democrats are suing state election officials to remove Shaun Brown from the Nov. 6 ballot in the competitive U.S. House race.
4 dead people, 59 fake signatures found on ballot petition
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Signatures collected for an independent candidate by a Virginia Republican congressman's staffers listed 59 allegedly fraudulent signatures and the names of four dead people, according to a newspaper's investigation.
Black candidate charges Democrats are disenfranchising her
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A black woman who's running for Congress in Virginia has accused the state's Democrats of reverting to their old ways of disenfranchisement by trying to remove her from the ballot, according to a legal motion filed Friday.
Shaun Brown is a former Democrat now running as an independent in the hotly contested 2nd Congressional District on Virginia's coast.
Congressman scuttles debate, claims host station is biased
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Republican congressman in Virginia has canceled a debate appearance on a public radio station after it broke a story about his campaign gathering signatures to help put an independent candidate on November's ballot.
U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor said Tuesday that he looks forward to debating his Democratic opponent, just not at Norfolk-based WHRV-FM or its sister television station, WHRO-TV.
Taylor claimed that WHRV has been unfairly biased against him.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A special prosecutor in Virginia was appointed Tuesday to investigate potential election law violations in a tight congressional race that could help Democrats reclaim the U.S. House.
Political observers said the probe could hurt Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor in what's become an increasingly competitive district along Virginia's coast. But it will likely depend on the investigation's outcome.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has declared a mistrial for a congressional candidate who was accused of defrauding the federal government.
Media outlets reported Thursday that a jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on whether to convict or acquit Shaun Brown. One juror was a holdout and voted to acquit.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Campaign staff for a Republican congressman in Virginia had collected signatures to ensure that an independent candidate made it on to November's ballot.
After sifting through campaign filings, WHRO-FM first reported Wednesday that Rep. Scott Taylor's staff collected more than half the signatures needed for Shaun Brown to run in Virginia's 2nd District.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who wants to run for a U.S. House seat has challenged the district's congressman to a wrestling match and debate.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Political battle lines are forming in Virginia where a woman who once led a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors wants to capture a Republican congressional seat held by a former Navy SEAL.
National Democrats are backing former Navy commander Elaine Luria in her quest to claim the 2nd District on Virginia's coast — home to the world's largest Navy base. Should she win the June primary, Luria's biggest foe is expected to be 38-year-old incumbent Scott Taylor in November.
National Dems back businesswoman for coastal Va. House seat
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — National Democratic leaders will support a retired Navy officer and businesswoman in the race for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.
Retired Navy commander to take on former SEAL for House seat
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A retired Navy commander says she plans to challenge the former Navy SEAL who represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.
Norfolk Democrat Elaine Luria announced her candidacy Monday. The 42-year-old business owner hopes to unseat freshman Republican Congressman Scott Taylor.
Luria said in a statement that her experience in the military and owning a business would help her "ensure security, equality, and prosperity for people in Hampton Roads."
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A retired Air Force colonel says he'll challenge the former Navy SEAL who represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.
Virginia Beach Democrat Dave Belote announced his candidacy Wednesday. The 54-year-old former fighter pilot will try to unseat freshman Republican Congressman Scott Taylor in 2018.