Virginia's notoriously lax ethics and campaign finance laws are the targets of a slew of bipartisan reform bills scheduled for hearings in the weeks ahead.
While lawmakers killed a bill to rein in their often-lavish personal spending of campaign money, the state approved a study this year of comprehensive reform measures.
Luria was recently elected vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee after taking contributions from the PACs of several defense contractors to pay off her reelection campaign's debt.
One foreign affairs officer, a county supervisor and two public university professors have made contributions to the House campaign of racist and anti-Semite Paul Nehlen.
Despite a last minute advertising blitz in Virginia by Republican and conservative PACs seeking to shore up support for mainline Republican Nick Freitas, the Virginia House member was defeated in Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary by Corey Stewart, a Trump firebrand with previous ties to the far-right. Stewart, a county