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SOAP OPERATIC GOP RACE FOR VA. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO PLAY OUT IN COURTROOM

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

Virginia Republicans have a three-way race for lieutenant governor, much of it overshadowed by a two-way soap opera. For months, a pair of state senators competing for the nomination have waged a deeply personal war, one that will find its way to a courtroom just days before the June 13 primary. Sen. Bryce E. Reeves (Spotsylvania) has accused Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (Fauquier) of sending an email under a fake name to spread false rumors that he was having an affair.

VaNews May 24, 2017



3 DEMOCRATS WHO NEVER HELD OFFICE VYING TO BE VIRGINIA’S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

By FENIT NIRAPPIL , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

In the shadow of Virginia’s close-fought Democratic gubernatorial primary, three Democrats from the D.C. suburbs who have never held office are competing to be the state’s next lieutenant governor. Attorney and former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax, who narrowly lost the 2013 Democratic primary for attorney general, leads in endorsements and campaign cash.

VaNews May 24, 2017



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES SQUARE OFF IN STAUNTON

By GABE CAVALLARO, News Leader (Metered Pay Wall)

Discussion of Medicaid expansion and education funding dominated the conversation Monday night between the three Democratic candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor during a live forum in Staunton. Justin Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor, Susan Platt, a political consultant, and Gene Rossi, a former federal prosecutor, agreed on much as approximately 100 audience members at Mary Baldwin University listened

VaNews May 23, 2017



GLENN DAVIS, GOP CANDIDATE FOR LG, ASKS STATE TO INVESTIGATE ADS FROM RIVAL JILL VOGEL

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

Glenn Davis, the underdog Republican candidate for lieutenant governor traveling the state in a recreational vehicle, spent weeks attacking GOP rival Jill Holtzman Vogel over taxes. Vogel, a well-funded state senator, mostly ignored the delegate from Virginia Beach. But the attacks finally provoked a response.

VaNews May 15, 2017



REPUBLICAN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATES DISCUSS REVENUE, TRANSPORTATION IN ISLE OF WIGHT DEBATE

By HILLARY SMITH, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Sens. Jill Holtzman Vogel and Bryce Reeves, and Del. Glenn Davis — the three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor — discussed ethics, economic development strategies and transportation funding Saturday afternoon in Isle of Wight County. The candidates answered questions posed by a media panel consisting of Travis Fain, reporter with the the Daily Press; Tony Clark, publisher of Tidewater News and Windsor Weekly and Diana McFarland, managing editor of The Smithfield Times. More than 40 people gathered on a lawn in the Isle of Wight Industrial Park Saturday afternoon to hear the debate.

VaNews May 8, 2017



EX-PROSECUTOR ROSSI MAKES CASE TO VOTERS IN BID FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

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

Gene Rossi lay in a bed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, dangerously ill, and watched the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2013. His wife, Diane, comforted him. Rossi was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease, and his doctor said there was only a 50 percent chance he’d survive. “I said to myself, if I make it through this, I am going to retire when I’m 60, I’m going to end my 27-year Department of Justice career, I am going to do something involving the issues that I care about. And of course health care is among them,” Rossi said. “I thought about lieutenant governor. I did.”

VaNews May 8, 2017



BRYCE REEVES: FIGHTING IMAGINARY TAXES

By TRAVIS FAIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

State Sen. Bryce Reeves' campaign for lieutenant governor has offered an incredible claim on its website. The Spotsylvania Republican's "actions in Richmond," the site said, "defeated an astonishing $99 billion in new Terry McAuliffe taxes."

VaNews May 8, 2017



IN BRYCE REEVES' FIRST TV AD, 'TERRORISTS' SCARE A SUBURBAN FAMILY

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Bryce Reeves, one of three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, has released a TV ad that depicts two cowled and head-scarved “terrorists” who frighten a suburban mother and her two children. The ad, titled “Safety,” portrays terrorists, wearing camouflage jackets and carrying black bags, dashing to a vehicle as the mother — in a driveway across the street — drops a bag of groceries and then comforts the children.

VaNews May 3, 2017



LG CANDIDATE REEVES WANTS TO DEPOSE OPPONENT VOGEL OVER EMAIL ALLEGING AFFAIR

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

State Sen. Bryce E. Reeves, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, wants a judge to allow his lawyer to depose GOP primary opponent state Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel over an email that alleged he had an extramarital affair. Reeves, through an attorney, is asking a judge to allow a deposition of Vogel and husband Alexander Vogel by May 24. The Vogels responded in a court filing, saying Reeves is attempting to abuse the civil discovery process. The primary election is June 13.

VaNews April 27, 2017



LG CANDIDATE SUSAN PLATT AND HUSBAND RESOLVED UNPAID U.S. TAX BILL OF NEARLY $100,000

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

Susan Platt, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, and her husband faced a federal tax lien in 2011 for failing to pay nearly $100,000 in tax debt. The lien was released in May 2016 after the Platts paid the amount, according to court records in Fairfax County.

VaNews April 17, 2017