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Congressional candidates debate top priorities for Va. The contentious race to succeed Robert Hurt in the House of Representatives came to a head on Sept. 26 with a debate between candidates Sen. Tom Garrett and Democratic nominee Jane Dittmar. The two candidates for the upcoming 5th Congressional District election faced off in a debate hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business […]

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‘Are you registered to vote?’

A look at election day through the eyes of Lynchburg City’s registrar’s office The 2012 presidential election was a logistical nightmare according to Lynchburg city officials Vicki Bradlee and Kim Conner. So for 2016, they are doing everything in their power to make sure things are in order for the Nov. 8th election. Bradlee, chief election official for the Vines […]

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Clubs prepare for elections

Liberty students become informed on the direct impact young adult voters can have With the presidential election just around the corner, Liberty University’s clubs and students are gearing up to make this election count not only for campus but for the Lynchburg community. “We as an institution do a great job by pushing (people) to vote and having the ability […]

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Making your voice heard

Registration deadline approaches for students to vote for Lynchburg city officials Liberty University students and Lynchburg City residents have until April 11 to register to vote or update their voter information before the May 3 city council elections. The Dean of Students Office has been holding voting drives in the Jerry Falwell Library throughout the month of March in preparation […]

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‘We haven’t always had this’

In recent years, Liberty students fought to gain access to on-campus polling location During the daytime Tuesday, March 1, 2016, orange cones could be seen encircling the Vines Center on Liberty University’s campus. Cookies and donuts aplenty were also sitting on a table outside the massive landmark on campus. Both sights were unusual to the typical student walking through campus. […]

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Time to vote in Lynchburg

Information on polling center locations for students and how to register in Virginia College is a time of learning, growing and stepping into the next stage of life. Liberty University students, as well as all college students in the state of Virginia, will have the opportunity to fulfill their responsibility of voting March 1. “Students are moving on to complete […]

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Votes make impact

Students turn out for midterm race This year’s general election shifted control of the U.S. Senate from a Democrat majority to a Republican majority, changing the overall balance from a Republican House and Democratic Senate to a fully Republican controlled Congress. Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, was seeking a seat in the Senate during the November […]

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ELAINE HILDEBRANDT – 6th DISTRICT

Green Party Former elementary school teacher Elaine Hildebrandt is running for a seat in the U.S House of Representatives in Virginia’s 6th District in the upcoming election. Elaine Hildebrandt is the second Hildebrandt to run for Congress under the Green Party this coming November. Her husband, Ken Hildebrandt, is also running in the race in Virginia’s 5th District. Elaine Hildebrandt […]

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WILL HAMMER – 6th DISTRICT

Libertarian Party Will Hammer, running under the Libertarian Party, is looking to gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District in this year’s general election. Hammer was born in Staunton, Virginia, and grew up in the area. Hammer received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hampden-Sydney College. He also co-founded the Hampden-Sydney Classical Liberals, […]

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ROBERT HURT – 5th DISTRICT

Republican Party Robert Hurt, a Republican, is the incumbent U.S Representative of Virginia’s 5th congressional District in the House of Representatives. Hurt, 45, is seeking a third term after first being elected in 2011. Hurt was raised in Chatham, Virginia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1991 and a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law […]

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KEN HILDEBRANDT – 5th DISTRICT

Green Party Dr. Ken Hildebrandt will represent the 5th district in the state of Virginia as he runs for the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 4. Hildebrandt worked in New Jersey as a former chiropractic physician for 13 years, but he left his practice when he felt called to enter the political realm to fight the “pain” his patients were […]

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BOB GOODLATTE – 6th DISTRICT

Republican Party Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, is the incumbent running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. Goodlatte, 62, is seeking a 12th term after first being elected in 1992. Since then, Goodlatte has won each of the elections by a wide margin, according to rollcall.com, a publication focused on news from Capitol […]

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LAWRENCE GAUGHAN – 5th DISTRICT

Democratic Party The candidates are separated by district and are placed in alphabetical order by last name within their districts. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on polling places, visit voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov​. Lawrence Gaughan, a Democrat, was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Lawrence D. Gaughan, a […]

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PAUL JONES – 5th DISTRICT

Libertarian Party Paul Jones was born and raised in western New York. He moved to Charlottesville while he was in high school and has since lived there for almost 50 years. After high school, Jones passed the College Level Examination Program, which gave him the equivalent of two years of college. He also took classes at the University of Virginia, […]

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