Politics

Comstock wins a second term

Barbara Comstock

November 8, 2016

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, took the lead in late returns as she tried to win a second term against a strong challenge by Democrat LuAnn Bennett in the 10th Congressional District.

Voters to decide on local, state, national elections

Election official Teresa Orndorff works on lining up polling booths inside Strasburg High School on Monday as officials prepare for today's elections.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 8, 2016

Residents of Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties are heading to the polls today to select a new president, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives and local officials, and to vote on two state constitutional referendums.

Former U.S. attorney joins Comey critics

Timothy Heaphy

October 31, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy Heaphy is among almost 100 former federal prosecutors from both major political parties who have signed a statement criticizing FBI Director James Comey for disclosing a new inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails within a few days of the presidential election.

Degner asks Democrats to court Trump voters

Kai Degner

October 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Democratic candidate in the 6th Congressional District on Wednesday urged his fellow party members to reach out to Donald Trump supporters as part of an anti-establishment coalition.

Congressional races enter final stages

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October 25, 2016

One of the area’s two congressional districts has turned into a political battleground in the closing weeks of the 2016 election while the other is a quieter affair.

Unions fighting ‘right to work’ referendum

October 23, 2016

Virginia voters looking at their ballot on Nov. 8 will find a referendum asking them whether the state constitution should be amended to give all employees the right to choose not to join a union, a policy that has been part of state law since 1947.

GOP incumbents hold big cash advantage

October 23, 2016

Kai Degner and LuAnn Bennett are finding themselves in a familiar place for candidates challenging incumbent members of Congress in the final weeks of the campaign: Lagging far behind their opponents in money raised and cash on hand.

Comstock, Bennett face off in 10th

October 19, 2016

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, touted her legislative record and Democratic challenger LuAnn Bennett criticized it on a wide range of issues affecting the 10th District in their second and final debate Wednesday.

Presidential race affecting 10th District

October 19, 2016

The debate between U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock and Democrat LuAnn Bennett was held amid signs of a tightening race that began with Comstock as a modest favorite.