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HOW OUTSIDER JUSTIN FAIRFAX BROKE THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN BID FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Justin Fairfax has a résumé made for politics. Class president of a Catholic high school in Maryland, he completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University, then served as a “young trustee” on the college’s board. His law degree is from Columbia University, where he was selected for the law review, and he prosecuted criminals as an assistant United States attorney.

VaNews March 20, 2017



WHOOPS! SORRY ABOUT THAT FRIGID CAMP-OUT, BUT BALLOT PLACEMENT IS A LOTTERY

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Braving bitter cold, campaign staffers for state Sen. Bryce E. Reeves camped out all weekend in front of the state Board of Elections, determined to get his name listed first on the ballot for the June 13 GOP primary for lieutenant governor of Virginia. Sunday night, they got some company on the sidewalk. Staffers for gubernatorial hopeful Corey A. Stewart lined up behind them, confident for the next 12 bone-chilling hours that they, too, had snagged the top ballot position in their race.

VaNews March 14, 2017



LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATES TOUT RECORDS DURING FORUM

By NATHAN BUDRYK, Northern Virginia Daily

The Warren County Republicans held a dinner in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 208th birthday Thursday night that included a lieutenant governor candidate forum ... The event began with remarks from John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Committee of Virginia ... He spoke out against Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello, condemning their progressive ideology, ... Virginia’s three Republican lieutenant governor candidates, Jill Vogel, Bryce Reeves and Glenn Davis all gave brief speeches and then answered three questions each,

VaNews March 6, 2017



LG CANDIDATE REEVES WANTS LAWYERS TO QUESTION VOGEL NEIGHBORS, SUPPORTERS ABOUT EMAIL ALLEGING AFFAIR

By PATRICK WILSON , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Sen. Bryce E. Reeves, a candidate for lieutenant governor, wants a judge to allow his lawyers to question and review documents of a campaign rival’s neighbors and two Republican activists. The legal move is part of the Republican’s quest to pinpoint who is responsible for an email alleging he had an affair with a campaign aide.

VaNews March 3, 2017



AN UNEXPECTED POLI-SCI LESSON AT HU FROM VA. LT. GOV HOPEFUL FAIRFAX

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Politics isn't always obvious, as lieutenant governor hopeful Justin Fairfax pointed out in a session with Eric Claville's Hampton University political science students in a swing through town today. Take student debt, he pointed out. It's not just students and their parents who struggle with the burden, Fairfax has found.

VaNews March 1, 2017



LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BRYCE REEVES SUBMITS SIGNATURES TO QUALIFY FOR GOP PRIMARY BALLOT

By JEFF BRANSCOME, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Sen. Bryce Reeves, a Spotsylvania County Republican seeking the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor, announced Tuesday that he has submitted 13,000 signatures to qualify for the June 13 primary ballot. Reeves is the first GOP candidate for the post to submit signatures to the Republican Party of Virginia, according to his press release. Candidates must collect at least 10,000 signatures to be eligible—an amount Reeves exceeded in less than two months, his campaign said. Other Republican candidates for lieutenant governor include Sen. Jill Vogel, R–Fauquier County, and Del. Glenn Davis Jr., R–Virginia Beach.

VaNews March 1, 2017



DAVIS PUSHES BUSINESS AGENDA IN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BID

By JAMES IVANCIC, Fauquier Times

Jobs and growing small businesses are the issues Glenn Davis hopes resonate with voters in Virginia when they go to the polls June 13 to vote for a candidate for lieutenant governor. The Republican running against 27th District State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel of Fauquier County and 17th District State Sen. Bryce Reeves of Spotsylvania. Tax reform (he says the current tax system drives businesses out of the commonwealth) and modernizing education (he supports charter schools and vocational training opportunities) are also part of his four-point plan.

VaNews March 1, 2017



ON A ROLL: CANDIDATE FOR VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR LIVES OUT OF RV

By LAURA VOZZELLA , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Del. Glenn Davis, a Republican running for lieutenant governor of Virginia, is living in a van down by the river. That’s the joke going around Capitol Square, inspired by the red-white-and-blue campaign RV that’s been conspicuously rolling through Richmond since the General Assembly gaveled into session in January.

VaNews February 24, 2017



DAVIS MAKES LT. GOVERNOR PITCH AT WAYNESBORO FUNDRAISER

By BOB STUART, News Virginian

Glenn Davis rolled into Waynesboro Wednesday night for a meet and greet as part of his bid to become Virginia's next lieutenant governor. The state delegate from Virginia Beach walked into a Pelham home and found 80 people waiting to hear his pitch. The Republican was accompanied by a Washington Post reporter and photographer, and was soon joined by a reporter for The News Virginian. ... "There is a tremendous turnout here,'' said Davis, who spoke of his hopes for creating jobs, doing away with burdensome state regulations on small business and the opportunities of school choice.

VaNews February 20, 2017



VOGEL SAYS REEVES TRIED TO FORCE HER OUT OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S RACE; HE DENIES IT

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel on Friday said Sen. Bryce E. Reeves — her GOP colleague and rival in the 2017 primary for lieutenant governor — tried to force her out of the race. An aide to Reeves said the claim is not true. Vogel made her statement in a column on the conservative website Bearing Drift. Vogel wrote that Reeves told another senator he would go to the news media with information tying Vogel to an email accusing Reeves of having an affair with a campaign aide if she did not drop out of the race by Jan. 1.

VaNews January 14, 2017