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Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
GOP ahead in cash race heading into Va. campaign season

Virginia Republicans have a large cash advantage over Democrats going into an important campaign season, newly filed finance reports show. But Democrats said they don't have as much in the bank because they're already spending it on efforts similar to what helped their candidates, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, sweep all three statewide offices in 2013. Much of this year's legislative action will be focused on a handful of competitive races in the state Senate, where Democrats need to pick up one seat in order to flip control of the chamber. Republican leadership holds a large cash advantage over Democratic leaders in the upper chamber. The combined committees of Senate...