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Unpredictable Democratic Primary Heads into Final Stretch

Historic election has 14 candidates seeking six slots on the ticket for November general election.

The future of Alexandria is on the line as 14 Democrats seek six seats on the Alexandria City Council in a hotly contested Democratic primary June 12.

On the Campaign Trail

Remember when Alexandria precinct returns were posted to the Internet a few minutes after the polls closed? Well, forget about it.

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14 Candidates Seek Six Seats in Historic Democratic Primary

Voters to determine if they like recent direction of city or not.

Are voters pleased with the direction of the city? Or are they looking for a new set of leaders? That will be the central question for the Democratic primary on June 12, when voters will select six candidates that will appear as the party’s slate for City Council in the November election.

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Registrar Expects Six Times as Many Voters in Primary Compared to Caucus

Traditional firehouse caucus had 2,000 voters; citywide primary could draw as many as 12,000.

Alexandria Registrar Tom Parkins is forecasting a 12 percent to 15 percent turnout for the June 12 Democratic primary, which would mean about 9,600 to 12,000 voters are expected to show up at the city's precincts on Election Day.

On the Campaign Trail

The Beauregard small-area plan is shaping up to be one of the hottest election issues in this campaign cycles.

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City Council Approves Massive Development over Bitter Opposition

Beauregard boom may be felt at the ballot box in the Democratic primary.

Once again, members of the Alexandria City Council cast aside hours of bitter opposition to support a controversial plan.

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Opposing Factions of Democrats Emerge in Hotly Contested City Council Primary

Four different political action committees endorse rival slates of candidates.

With four weeks until the Democratic primary for Alexandria City Council, the city’s Democrats are forming opposing factions in the hotly contested race.

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Potential Compromise Emerges in Corridor Dispute Between Arlington and Alexandria

Is a treaty of Four Mile Run in the works to iron out differences between neighboring jurisdictions?

Back in October 2010, Northern Virginia Streetcar Coalition chairman Tim Lovain feared what he called a “disaster” on the horizon — transit corridor commuters may be facing a day when they would have to get off an Arlington streetcar and board an Alexandria bus.

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Incumbents and Candidates Face Difficult Test as City Council Campaign Heats Up

Rival groups of Democrats endorse slates of candidates for June 12 primary.

The fiercely competitive Democratic primary for the Alexandria City Council is about to get even more intense this weekend, as current council members take up the most controversial development proposal since the waterfront plan.

On the Campaign Trail

Politicians are always squeamish about raising their own salaries, especially when the budget season is closely tied to an election.

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May Day at City Hall: Democratic Primary Puts Heat on Candidates

Recent unpopular decisions may mean trouble for two incumbents and two former incumbents.

Hector Pineda is one of thousands of residents who live in the sprawling series of garden apartments on the city’s West End, which has been one of the last remaining spots in the city for low-income residents.

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Alexandria City Council Campaign Shifts Westward As Two New Candidates Enter Race

Displacement of poor and Latino citizens to be central issue in upcoming campaign.

With two more candidates entering the race for Alexandria City Council, the lines of combat are moving west.

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Democrats Crowd City Council Field

Twelve candidates have announced for six seats, and one more is likely to join.

As the campaign season heats up, the Democratic field is getting more crowded. Four new candidates gave their first pitch to members of the Alexandria Democratic Committee Monday night.

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How Would City Council Candidates Have Voted on the Waterfront Plan?

Candidates for office take sides in debate on controversial waterfront proposal.

The waterfront is no longer a partisan issue. As more candidates throw their hat into the ring to run in the election for Alexandria City Council, a broader field of possibilities is opening up to voters.

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Democrats Launch Primary Campaign

Candidates are eager to win back two seats lost in the last election cycle.

Six candidates officially launched their campaigns this week at a meeting of the Alexandria Democratic Committee, and several more are expected in the coming weeks.

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