Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke rallied several hundred supporters in Short Pump on Tuesday as part of a statewide junket. He’s the first Democrat to stump in Virginia ahead of primaries next March.
The political action committees of Virginia’s top two Democrats paid tens of thousands of dollars to communication and law firms in the wake of scandals in February, according to financial disclosure forms filed late on Monday.
A vote in the General Assembly last week could complicate Virginia’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade program stretching from Maryland to Maine.
On the brink of deciding whether he’ll seek the Democratic presidential nomination, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is being accused of flip-flopping on a bill that would have eased Virginia’s restrictions on late-term abortions.