The gloves came off Thursday in the Roanoke Mayor’s race. Incumbent Sherman Lea and challenger David Bowers met during a virtual forum presented by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. During a sharp exchange on several issues, they questioned each other’s record as mayor.
A sign on the wall of the Roanoke City Registrar’s Office serves as a countdown to Election Day. But with early voting in person now under way and absentee ballots arriving at the registrar’s office by the hundreds, the race is on.
A new Roanoke College poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump here in Virginia. But with less than three weeks until Election Day, party leaders are downplaying the results.
With Election Day now just over a month away, we’re taking a closer look at many of the candidates in our part of Virginia. Up first is a veteran Representative, who won’t have any opposition on the November ballot: 9th district Congressman Morgan Griffith.
Early voting in Virginia began a week ago, and Roanokers continue to take advantage of the opportunity. Already, between four and five percent of the registered voters in the city have cast their ballots.
The candidates in the 6th Congressional District met Monday during the first of two forums. Republican Congressman Ben Cline and Democratic challenger Nicholas Betts took part in a virtual event, organized by the Harrisonburg Rotary Club, and the Harrisonburg Rockingham County Chamber of Commerce.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke with WDBJ7 Thursday, during a visit to Virginia Military Institute. The one-on-one interview touched on the president's support for the military, the prospects for another round of economic relief and the Trump administration's response to COVID-19.