Eric Cantor. Photo: James Berglie/ZUMAPRESS.

Prof vs. prof: Can a Democrat possibly carry Eric Cantor’s district?

The completely unexpected primary loss of congressional ambition machine Eric Cantor has created a deliciously unexpected situation: an actual competitive race in the ex-House Majority Leader’s Richmond-based 7th district. Now don’t get us wrong; the chances of a Democrat winning Cantor’s old district are slight indeed. The 7th, like all Virginia districts, has been so […]

Neither Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe nor Republicans in Virginia’s legislature are refusing to back down on Medicaid expansion. Photo: John Robinson

Capitol chaos: What just happened in Richmond?

“We have a budget—that’s the good news,” Del. David Toscano said Monday afternoon. The House minority leader and Charlottesville rep was on his cell, en route to Richmond for an evening legislative session to vote on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s budget vetoes. The good news, at least for any remaining hopes of bipartisan agreement on Medicaid […]