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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republicans will pick 16 delegates this weekend to send to the national convention, delegates that could help decide the Republican presidential nominee if there's contested convention.

The Republican Party of Virginia is set to kick off a two-day convention Friday at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has declared himself the "presumptive nominee," but U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping to push the race to a contested convention.

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With Virginians set to cast their ballots in today’s primary election Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading in the public opinion polls.

On the Democratic side Clinton outdistances Senator Bernie Sanders by 20 points.

Trump leads the pack with his nearest rival Senator Marco Rubio behind by 13 points.

All of this according to a CBS News/You Gov poll.

At stake for the GOP are 49 delegates while Democrats are vying for 95 delegates.

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It's time once again for another presidential election. The campaign ads will be coming soon and the primary results will be rolling in as cable television networks add up the score. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders what he calls "Party Time."

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As the presidential race heats up 2016 may begin to tell the nation just where the millennial voters will put their mark after overwhelmingly supporting President Barak Obama.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Stephanie Chisley spoke with young voters as they sort out the issues and the candidates.

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The Washington Post reports that Governor Martin O'Malley will appear at an event at Northeastern University in Boston alongside Steve Kerrigan, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Massachusetts.

O'Malley is also planning to visit Rhode Island, though no details about that event were immediately available.

O'Malley, who is weighing the possibility of a 2016 presidential bid, last week appeared at events in New Hampshire and Nevada. O'Malley has been traveling the country campaigning for Democrats on the ballot in November.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, shows divisions in the country that will require more than just government policies to repair.

The Washington Post reports that O'Malley commented on Ferguson during an appearance Sunday at a Democratic picnic in New Hampshire. O'Malley, a Democrat, is considering a presidential run. His visit to New Hampshire was his third to the state that holds the nation's first presidential primary.

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Governor Martin O’Malley raised nearly a half a million dollars in federal campaign funds last year and is spreading some it around in early presidential primary states.

That’s from a pair of campaign finance reports released yesterday.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the vast majority was raised from Maryland donor.

But the paper reports there are signs of a national fundraising apparatus as the Maryland Democrat considers a bit for the White House.