The Green Papers: Virginia 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 23 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Thursday 26 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p EDT (1000-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Friday 14 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p EST (1100-0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:8,037,736 (2.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:13(2.42% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
Capital:Richmond
 

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Virginia State and Local Government

Virginia 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


8 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Ralph Northam announced that he is postponing the 9 June primary elections until 23 June.

Virginia law states that there will be no primary in races "when less than two candidates declare" [Code of Virginia §24.2-526].

The Democratic and Republican parties may choose to nominate by convention or primary election. The deadline to notify the State Board of Elections of the adoption of the primary election is 25 February 2020. Nominees must be selected by 9 June.

16 April 2020 Update: Judge Bradley Cavedo (13th Judicial Circuit, Richmond, CL20001640-00, Seventh District Republican Committee v Virginia Department of Elections) granted an injunction against the Virgina law that says conventions must take place no later than 9 June.


Calendars & Schedule from the Virginia Department of Elections.

Candidate List from the Virginia Department of Elections.

23 June 2020 Primary results from a media source.


November 2020 General and Special Elections Candidates from the Virginia Department of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 13 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Mark Robert Warner
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats unopposed. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mark Robert Warner
FEC S6VA00093; 14 Oct 20; Tot $12,586,899; Dsb $12,709,862
  Candidate Republican     Daniel MacArthur Gade
FEC S0VA00146; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,016,206; Dsb $3,678,853

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Ralph S. Northam
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Jennifer D. Carroll Foy
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Justin E. Fairfax
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
7 December 2018: Announced he would run for Attorney General in 2021.
  Candidate Democratic     former Governor Terry McAuliffe
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jennifer L. "Jenn" McClellan
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Amanda F. Chase
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox
  Candidate Republican     Merle Rutledge, Jr.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Justin E. Fairfax
First elected: 2017
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2021.
 Candidate list (10)
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Hala S. Ayala
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Goldman
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Elizabeth R. Guzman
  Candidate Democratic     Norfolk City Council Member  Andria P. McClellan
  Candidate Democratic     Sean Perryman
  Candidate Democratic     Xavier Warren
  Candidate Republican     Puneet Ahluwalia
  Candidate Republican     Lance Allen
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Glenn R. Davis, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Timothy Douglas "Tim" Hugo

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (3 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running);
7 Democratic (7 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
First elected in a special election (re: the death of Member of Congress Jo Ann S. Davis): 11 December 2007
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Qasim Rashid
FEC H0VA01235; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,305,715; Dsb $1,220,418
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
FEC H8VA01147; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,789,993; Dsb $1,821,766

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Elaine G. Luria
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Elaine G. Luria
FEC H8VA02111; 14 Oct 20; Tot $6,095,493; Dsb $5,232,767
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Scott William Taylor
Unsuccessful candidate for nomination: 2010; first elected: 2016; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2018.

FEC H0VA02118; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,303,632; Dsb $1,924,747
  Candidate Independent     David Bruce Foster
FEC H0VA02183

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
FEC H6VA01117; 14 Oct 20; Tot $749,187; Dsb $721,030
  Candidate Republican     John William Collick, Jr.
FEC H0VA03124; 14 Oct 20; Tot $147,503; Dsb $131,119

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated - Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
FEC H6VA04061; 14 Oct 20; Tot $890,472; Dsb $679,768
  Candidate Republican     Leon Benjamin, Sr.
FEC H0VA04064; 14 Oct 20; Tot $444,996; Dsb $352,931

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Member of Congress  Denver Lee Riggleman, III
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - Did not receive his party's nomination at the 13 June Convention.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention on 13 June.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bryant Cameron "Cameron" Webb
FEC H0VA05145; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,661,021; Dsb $4,120,674
  Candidate Republican     Campbell County Supervisor  Robert G. "Bob" Good
FEC H0VA05160; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,175,468; Dsb $966,664

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Benjamin Lee "Ben" Cline
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats -- no candidates qualified. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nicholas A. Betts
FEC H0VA06044; 14 Oct 20; Tot $52,792; Dsb $40,068
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Benjamin Lee "Ben" Cline
FEC H8VA06104; 14 Oct 20; Tot $833,089; Dsb $533,563

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Abigail A. Spanberger
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by 18 July Convention.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Abigail A. Spanberger
FEC H8VA07094; 14 Oct 20; Tot $7,912,413; Dsb $6,670,482
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Nicholas J. "Nick" Freitas
FEC H0VA07158; 14 Oct 20; Tot $3,219,526; Dsb $2,755,777

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention on 30 May.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
FEC H4VA08224; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,629,392; Dsb $1,956,535
  Candidate Republican     Jeff A. Jordan
FEC H0VA08198; 14 Oct 20; Tot $87,112; Dsb $72,636

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Convention on 2 May. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 14 Oct 20; Tot $823,370; Dsb $421,945

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jennifer T. Wexton
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention on 20 June.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jennifer T. Wexton
FEC H8VA10106; 14 Oct 20; Tot $3,800,394; Dsb $1,474,140
  Candidate Republican     Aliscia N. Andrews
FEC H0VA10186; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,361,199; Dsb $848,667

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention on 30 May.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,921,183; Dsb $1,527,802
  Candidate Republican     Manga A. Anantatmula
FEC H0VA11127; 14 Oct 20; Tot $241,775; Dsb $137,312

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

  Democratic Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
First elected: 2013, re-elected: 2017.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Open Seat - 7 December 2018: Announced he would run for Attorney General in 2021.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Jerrauld C. "Jay" Jones
  Candidate Republican     Chuck Smith
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 25 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 21 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent Greens (affiliate of Independence)
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
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Election Authority
  Virginia Department of Elections
Democratic
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  Virginia Joint Democratic Caucus
  Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Republican Party of Virginia
Third Party
  Independent Greens of Virginia Not affiliated with the Green Party. Voted to affililate with the Independence Party of America on 10 January 2008.
  Justice Party of Virginia
  Libertarian Party of Virginia
  The Constitution Party of Virginia
  The Green Party of Virginia
  The Unity Party of Virginia
  Virginia Society for Human Life
Media & others
  Blue Virginia - Arlington
  Bristol Herald Courier
  Culpeper Star-Exponent
  Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press
  Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region
  Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County
  News & Advance - Lynchburg
  Politics1.com - Virginia
  Richmond Times-Dispatch
  Southside Sentinel - Urbanna
  Staunton News Leader
  The Daily Progress - Charlottesville
  The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg
  The News Virginian - Waynesboro
  The Roanoke Times
  The Virginia Public Access Project
  The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk
  The Winchester Star
  Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond

 


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