October 31, 2017 -
Political observers are keeping a close eye on Virginia's governor's race for signals about next year's midterms. But it's not the only critical seat up for grabs in November's off-year elections. Here are seven key races, state and local, to watch across the South.
October 19, 2017 -
Virginia is one of only six states in the country that don't limit individual or corporate donations to candidates, and the campaigns of Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are taking advantage of that.
October 6, 2017 -
The powerful gun lobby group has invested heavily in members of Congress from the South, distorting politics in a nation where polls show the overwhelming majority of people support new gun regulations.
March 16, 2017 -
While the state has seen political battles over promoting renewable energy, voters across the partisan spectrum — including Trump supporters — agree that it should. They're also united in their objection to Duke Energy's coal ash cleanup plans and monopoly status and want to see the state's energy market opened to competition.
December 16, 2016 -
Opponents of opening the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling are pressing President Obama to enact a permanent ban. We look at the legal framework for such an action, and how durable it would be under a Trump administration.
January 22, 2016 -
Six years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on political spending, overwhelming numbers of Americans across the partisan spectrum says it's time for far-reaching reforms — and the message is getting through to elected officials.
October 30, 2014 -
Statewide races in Georgia for U.S. Senate and governor seem to be getting closer and closer in each new poll. The outcomes may be decided by how many new voters and people of color turn out to vote -- an issue that may be directly affected by a court ruling on disputed voter registration forms.