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Virginia Governors Race

Case Study in Leadership

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Ronald Reagan was no grand strategic theorist. But somehow the key elements of his approach -- a big military buildup, a campaign to delegitimize the Soviet Union, and especially the creation of SDI ("Star Wars") -- fit together to form a coherent strategic approach.

My New Year's Resolution: Making Climate a Voter Concern in 2014

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

Yes, there's gridlock in Washington. But step outside the Beltway, and you hear the real conversation on climate change.

News Flash: Republicans Discover Women Voters

Page Gardner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

Even as they open new women-courting consulting firms and issue post-campaign "autopsies" that promise to do better by women, leading Republican figures keep compounding their problems.

Why Is CNN Parroting Anti-Obamacare Republican Post-election Spin?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

Frankly, it's not so much nuance as it is putting a priority on getting the facts right. At the outset I asked why didn't CNN get the facts right. Given that their ratings remain in the tank despite new leadership, that question may not matter much longer.

Forget Virginia: Upcoming Florida Gov. Race Has True National Implications for 2016

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

The reincarnation of Charlie Crist could have significant implications on the national political scene, particularly as candidates begin to line up for the 2016 race for the White House

Jon Ward

Scant Evidence That Obamacare Actually Moved Numbers In Virginia Governor's Race | Jon Ward | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Two weeks before Virginia's gubernatorial election Tuesday, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli's pollster e-mailed his senior campaig...

Jason Linkins

73 Takeaways From The 2013 Elections | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Election night is over, and you are probably hungering for some Takeaways. At least, this is something that I am assuming that you crave in large numb...

Howard Fineman

Why Democrats Should Hope For More Ted Cruz | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No, Obamacare didn’t almost cost Terry McAuliffe his narrow gubernatorial victory in Virginia. But dodging that bullet shouldn’t be ...

The Gubernatorial Transition of Terry McAuliffe

Heath Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

On Tuesday, Terry McAuliffe was elected governor of Virginia. Following the lengthy campaign, the real work of the job begins Wednesday during the ten-week gubernatorial transition.

The GOP's Cuccinelli Problem

David Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

If Ted Cruz and company's government shutdown exercise is exhibit A for what is ailing the Republican Party, Terry McAuliffe's victory over Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia's gubernatorial race should be exhibit B.

Tuesday's Progressive Victories Show That the Tide Is Turning

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These are among the progressive victories that swept across the country.

Jason Linkins

Chris Christie Wisely Opted Against Campaigning With Ken Cuccinelli | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

As NBC's Chuck Todd was reporting live from the Terry McAuliffe's post-election celebration Tuesday night, he shared a fairly provocative scoop with M...

Republican Defeat in Virginia Well Earned

James Peron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Peron

The GOP didn't take over evangelicalism, the evangelicals took over the GOP, and it's been on a downward slope ever since.

Jason Linkins

6 Post-Election Narratives You'll Meet On Wednesday | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

By Wednesday night, Election Day 2013: The Foregone Conclusioning, will be over and you will be confronted with a fresh plate of piping hot media narr...

Women Elected Virginia's Governor -- Now What?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Without the votes of women, Virginia would have elected a Governor who opposes safe and legal abortion, wants to restrict access to affordable health care for women, supports extreme and dangerous fetal personhood measures and calls the birth control health care benefit a "sterilization mandate."

Amanda Terkel

Last-Minute Dirty Tricks In Virginia As Voters Get Robocalls About 'Abortion On Demand' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) has been getting a last-minute boost in his bid for governor, with a number of robocalls ac...

REAL-TIME MAP: 2013 Election Results

Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics


Jon Ward

Cuccinelli's 'Sense Of Entitlement' Crippled Fundraising, Consultant Says | Jon Ward | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrat Terry McAuliffe was always going to raise a lot of money in his bid to be governor of Virginia. But GOP candidate Ken Cucci...

Koch-Backed Group Gives Big To Ken Cuccinelli

Center For Public Integrity | Rachel Baye | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has raked in millions from out-of-state donors while at the same time hammering Democratic ...

Why Terry McAuliffe Will Win

Mitch Stewart | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Mitch Stewart

When the votes are tallied in the Commonwealth of Virginia this coming Tuesday, few doubt that recent polls will bear out and that Terry McAuliffe will be named the state's 72nd Governor.

Howard Fineman

Biden Totally Ignores Obama | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

ANNANDALE, Va. -- Vice President Joe Biden, whom White House aides considered dumping from the ticket in 2012, returned the favor at a campaign event ...

Mark Blumenthal

Terry McAuliffe Leads In Final Virginia Governor Polls | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of Virginia's election for governor, a handful of new surveys conducted over the weekend confirm the result shown by every p...

Biden, Rubio Make Big Pushes In Virginia Governor's Race

Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN AND PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli are both looking to make Tues...

Cuccinelli Defends Record On Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, defended his record on women's issues Friday, claiming he's "the onl...

Virginia Polls Tell Very Different Stories

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Two respected polls have produced conflicting stories about the standings in Virginia's race for governor. With less than a week to go before the elec...