Category Archives: Virginia

Justin Fairfax wins Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor

Former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax defeated two other Democrats Tuesday to win the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor, according to unofficial results. Fairfax, 38, who ran for attorney general in 2013 and narrowly lost in the Democratic primary to Mark Herring, defeated former prosecutor Gene Rossi and lobbyist and activist Susan Platt in Tuesday’s Democratic… Read More »

High Court Ruling Could Reshape Virginia Political Map

A U.S. Supreme Court decision reviving a challenge to several Virginia legislative districts could send lawmakers back to the drawing board, but Republicans say they are confident the state’s current electoral map will withstand further scrutiny. The justices on Wednesday tossed out a ruling that upheld 11 districts in which African-Americans made up at least… Read More »