Bill Bartel, The Virginian-Pilot

Bill Bartel

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Elaine Luria backs Pelosi as next U.S. House speaker

During a competitive 2nd Congressional District, Luria repeatedly refused to say whether she would support Pelosi, who Republicans have used as a symbolic touchstone to liberal or progressive proposals they → Read More

Will Scott Taylor try to get his seat back in 2020? He's leaving the door open.

The first-term Virginia Beach Republican prepares to leave Congress after a loss to Democrat Elaine Luria. → Read More

Hampton Roads’ Bobby Scott will have major clout when Democrats take over House

On the veteran congressman's agenda: bills to raise the minimum wage and increase education spending. → Read More

Taylor and Luria locked in tight race for 2nd Congressional District seat

Both parties see the race as key to keeping control of the House. → Read More

Your Election Day survival guide: Who's running and what you need to vote

It's your turn. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. → Read More

Scott Taylor and Elaine Luria: 2 Navy veterans, 17,000 TV ads, 1 close race

Scott Taylor and Elaine Luria face off in the 2nd Congressional District. → Read More

Elaine Luria and Scott Taylor are locked in a close race. Here's where they stand on key issues.

Voters in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District will have a choice of two Navy veterans Tuesday. → Read More

In final debate, Luria and Taylor focus more on Trump than each other

In the tight race for the 2nd Congressional District seat, both candidates criticized some of the president's rhetoric. → Read More

Pence warns electing Democrats is bad for the country during campaign stop for Taylor

VIRGINIA BEACH Vice President Mike Pence brought hundreds of Republican supporters of Rep. Scott Taylor to their feet several times Wednesday night as he praised the incumbent and President Donald Trump while warning it was perilous to elect Democrats. Standing on a Regent University theater stage in front of a massive American flag, - a set similar to the opening scene of the film "Patton" -… → Read More

Vice President Mike Pence coming to Virginia Beach today to stump for Scott Taylor

Making his second trip to Virginia in a week, the vice president will speak at 5:30 p.m. at Regent University. → Read More

Taylor and Luria spar over taxes, health care in their first debate

The two are vying to represent the 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Virginia Beach. → Read More

Where they stand: U.S. Senate candidates Kaine, Stewart and Waters

A Democrat, a Republican and a Libertarian, the three have starkly different stances on many issues. Here's a breakdown. → Read More

Tim Kaine plans a new focus if voters send him back to the Senate

In his first term, the Democrat has spent most of his time on defense and foreign policy. If he wins a second term, he says, he'll concentrate more on domestic → Read More

Corey Stewart is running for Senate with a mission: be Trump’s “number-one partner”

The Republican challenger doesn’t want to make friends in Washington. He wants to carry out the president’s agenda on taxes, immigration, a military build-up and trade. → Read More

Norfolk police officer dies of mystery illness that baffled doctors

Seth Amos first suffered from an abscess on his stomach that escalated into breathing problems and acute respiratory failure, said his father. → Read More

Scott Taylor leads Elaine Luria in poll of 2nd District likely voters

According to a Christopher Newport University telephone survey, the Republican incumbent owns a 7 percent lead – 50-43. → Read More

Taylor-Luria attacks ramp up as election nears. Here are the facts behind the ads.

The 2nd Congressional District is hotly contested as the two parties vie for control of the U.S. House. → Read More

Kaine and Stewart make their case – but with less vitriol

In what is expected to be their last joint appearance before the Nov. 6 election, Tim Kaine and Corey Stewart appeared separately on stage at Hampton University to answer questions → Read More

Kaine-Stewart debate in Richmond features sharp attacks, interruptions – and a few issues

The two U.S. Senate candidates traded shots over sexual harassment, Medicaid and taxes. → Read More

Attack ads fly in Taylor-Luria race. We help you sort the truth from the half-truths.

The candidates and their backers are spending millions on TV spots in a race that could be crucial to control of Congress. → Read More