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Pundits See Governor Boosting Virginia For Clinton

In this newly narrowed race, pundits at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics see Hillary Clinton beating Trump in November--with a boost from the Virginia Governor.

Terry McAuliffe’s restoration of former felons’s voting rights might net Clinton as many as 30,000 votes, according to the Center’s Geoffrey Skelley. “So I don’t think that’s going to necessarily decide the election, but it can’t hurt.”

CNN Talks Up Tim Kaine As Possible Democratic VP Running Mate

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine may be emerging as an early favorite to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate among major Democratic donors and congressional Democrats.

CNN yesterday (5/3) talked with Democratic Strategist Bob Beckel. He also talked about Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Masachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Republicans To Sue Over Governor's Rights Restoration

Republican state legislators are gearing up for a legal battle over the Governor's recent restoration of rights order. House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell and State Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment say they've retained an attorney to challenge Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's order that gives thousands of convicted felons their civil and voting rights back. The lawyer, CHARLES Cooper served in President Ronald Reagan's administration as an assistant attorney general -- He's also made appearances before the U.S.

Governor McAuliffe and Legislative Leaders Agree on $2.1 Billion Spending Plan for Capitol Square Improvements

Governor McAuliffe and top legislative leaders have agreed on a $2.1 billion dollar spending plan for improvements around capitol square. The money will build a $300 million dollar facility to replace the General Assembly building, and add a parking deck and renovate Old City Hall.

It also provides funding to build a new juvenile correctional center and a new facility for civilly committed sexually violent predators. It ends a standoff over the two-year old plan adopted by the General Assembly, and frees $2.1 billion in money for pending capital projects.

Candidates Speak at Richmond Mayoral Forum

At Richmond’s first 2016 Mayoral Forum, candidates discussed a range issues - including the controversial subject of whether Stonewall Jackson’s statue and other pieces should remain. The majority of the candidates believe the nearly 100-year old tribute piece to Confederate General Thomas Jonathan Jackson and others along Richmond’s Monument Avenue should stay put.

Community activist Alan Schintzius suggested taking the issue to voter referendum, while Lillie Estes and Former Delegate Joe Morrissey agreed the statue should come down.

Wason Poll Shows Republican Defections if Trump is Nominee

A Wason Poll just released this morning (4/7), shows widespread Republican defections if Donald Trump is the Party nominee.

With contentious primary races testing party loyalty across the country, the Wason Center wanted to see where Virginians stood.

On the other hand, 90% of Virginia Democrats say they would vote for Hillary Clinton if she were their party’s nominee, and in a hypothetical matchup in Virginia, the polls shows Clinton over Trump 44-35%.

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