Virginia's Democratic governor Ralph Northam stepped up his political contributions in June following the state's legislative primary elections, donating an additional $117,500 to 11 Democratic candidates, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) publicly praised Virginia governor Ralph Northam Wednesday on its Twitter feed for the first time since a photo from the governor's medical school yearbook page emerged featuring an individual in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan robe.
The Virginia legislature adjourned its special session on Tuesday without any votes on gun measures and Republican leaders labeled Gov. Ralph Northam's decision to call the session "an election-year stunt."
Members of the groups will descend on Richmond July 9 as the Virginia legislature begins a special session called by embattled Governor Ralph Northam (D) in the wake of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
A proposed solar-panel facility near Culpeper, Va., has local residents and landowners dissatisfied, since many say it would disrupt Virginia's historic sites while offering an unreliable energy source.
Donald Sussman, a billionaire hedge fund manager, donated $100,000 to a Democratic political action committee in Virginia earlier this month, making him the single largest donor outside of the PAC's board members.
A previous voter-registration drive in Virginia by billionaire political donor Tom Steyer later earned a rebuke from lawmakers after discovering Steyer's political action committee used state freedom of information laws to obtain thousands of contact records for college students in the state.