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WTVR.com has partnered with the “iPadJournos” mobile and social media journalism project at VCU’s Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. Students from the project reported the following stories. For questions about the stories, please contact the project's faculty advisors Dr. Marcus Messner (mmessner@vcu.edu) and Vivian Medina-Messner (vmedinamessn@vcu.edu).

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    Nail-biter election strains nerves of Warner and Gillespie supporters

    Supporters of Warner watched in disbelief for most of the night at his election party in Crystal City, while supporters of Gillespie at his event in Springfield were caught by surprise with the good results for their candidate and an unexpected close race.

  • Republican Dave Brat celebrated his victory on election night with his supporters at the Hilton Hotel in Short Pump.

    Short Pump crowd cheers Brat to Washington

    What started as an underdog campaign against one of the most powerful men in Washington ended on Tuesday night with the decisive election victory to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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    Check out who your neighbors voted for on Election Day 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. — Voters were heading to the polls across Central Virginia on Tuesday morning to select their next U.S. senator and to cast their votes in their district’s congressional races. In the senatorial election Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) is running for re-election to a second six-year term. He is challenged by Republican Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Robert Sarvis. In the 7th Congressional District Republican Dave Brat, Democrat Jack Trammell and Libertarian James Carr were running for the seat of […]

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    Chesterfield votes on new Circuit Court Clerk on Tuesday

    Running for the office are two current employees of the Chesterfield justice system, Wendy Hughes and Kelly Ecimovic. Also in the running are former Google employee Peter Dunnaville and local bail bondsman Wayne Schneider.

  • Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) is running uncontested in Tuesday's race.

    Unchallenged Rep. Scott expects definite district ruling after election

    "I don't believe my district will be changed that dramatically," Rep. Bobby Scott said.

  • Endorsements

    Newspaper endorsements find easy choice between Warner and Gillespie

    Unlike in last year’s gubernatorial race, newspapers in Virginia seem to have no trouble endorsing senatorial candidates in this fall’s election. While several newspapers refused to endorse both Terry McAulliffe and Ken Cuccinelli for governor in 2013, they have no problems deciding between Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate.

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    Don’t forget to bring THIS to the polls on Tuesday

    Use of stricter identification laws comes after changes were made to the Voting Rights Act.

  • Facebook candidates

    Behind in the polls, Gillespie leads Warner on Facebook, Twitter

    "Candidates’ reliance exclusively on direct mail and on TV just doesn’t play these days,” said David Saunders, president of the marketing agency Madison+Main. He believes that older forms of political marketing are being pushed by the wayside in favor of social media usage and that campaign efforts need to adjust to the current times.

  • Same Sex marriage

    Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Virginia — these are some issues LGBT voters hope to tackle next

    Bill Harrison, the executive director of the Richmond Gay Community Foundation, said he believed same-sex marriage will no longer be a topic for voters and candidates in Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections.

  • Jeff South, a journalism professor at VCU, led a group of honors students in a voter registration drive for the “VCU votes” project ahead of the Oct. 14 registration deadline.

    Colleges turn out the student vote

    universities in Richmond are focused on getting their students to vote. Through tabling, events and online resources, the goal over the past weeks has been completing student voter registrations.

  • Candidates Dave Brat and Jack Trammell debated on Tuesday night.

    Ashland for one night at political center of Virginia politics

    Since economics professor Dave Brat defeated former House Majority leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary and it became clear that he would face fellow faculty member Jack Trammell in the general election, Randolph-Macon College has been buzzing on politics, said faculty and students there.

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    Tim Kaine wants government to stay out of Redskins’ name controversy

    RICHMOND, Va. — Sen. Tim Kaine (D – Virginia) said that both he and Sen. Mark Warner (D – Virginia) do not want the U.S. Senate to get involved in the controversy over the Washington Redskins’ name. “We both think the team should change the name,” Senator Kaine said in an interview with VCU’s “iPadJournos” project at a VCU forum on Tuesday. “But we don’t think it’s really a matter for the Senate to get into.” Senator Warner, who is […]


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