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Super Tuesday Looms In Virginia

Virginians will cast their ballots this Super-Tuesday (3/1). Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both enjoy big leads here.

All the candidates have made appearances the state over the past week. Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders rallies were well attended, though Rubio lacks support among the growing anti-establishment movement in the GOP and Sanders has yet to build the same kind of enthusiasm among African-Americans that the Clintons have maintained for years.

House Subcommittee Kills Bill To Keep Police Officers’ Names Secret

A Virginia legislative panel has killed a bill that would have allowed the government to keep the names of police officers secret from the news media and the public.

It had passed the Senate 25-15, but a House subcommittee voted to kill it yesterday after spirited testimony.

The bill by Republican Senator John Cosgrove of Chesapeake had generated national attention, because it would have made Virginia the first state to pass such a law.

Former President Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary in Richmond

Winning in Virginia will be critical to sealing the Democratic nomination for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That’s what her husband, former President Bill Clinton told a full house at the Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward last night (2/24). “We need to win in Virginia. We need every vote in Virginia.”

While making that case last night, the 42nd President spoke of the need to embrace America’s cultural diversity, particularly Muslims and the LGBT community, instead of tearing them down as he said the GOP is doing.

At VCU Town Hall, Kasich Touts His Experience and Independence

With one week until Virginia’s Super Tuesday primary Ohio Governor John Kasich spoke to hundreds of voters yesterday evening for a Town Hall forum at VCU’s medical campus. Governor Kasich made his appeal to both establishment voters and those frustrated with the process noting while he’s got decades of experience within the system he’s maintained his independence throughout that career. Kasich took questions from the audience on immigration, social security, student debt, mental health and world affairs.

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