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Virginia Politics

Former RNC Chairman Reportedly Readying Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is gearing up to challenge Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in his reelection bid this year, the Ne...

McDonnell Decision Delayed By Justice Dept. Officials: Report | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Federal prosecutors told Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week that he and his wife would be charged in connection with a gift scandal, but seni...

GOP Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) won't seek reelection in 2014, the congressman announced Tuesday. Wolf, who has represented Virginia's 10th District for 17...

Scandal Stains McDonnell's Last Days In Office

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bob McDonnell's national profile ascended fast in four years as Virginia governor. He delivered the Republican response to the...

Immigrants Carry Live Rats To GOP Candidate For Virginia Governor

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Dozens of immigrant rights activists in Virginia marched on Monday to the campaign office of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, carryi...

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.

Laura Bassett

Meet The Anti-Abortion Movement's Last Hope In Virginia | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Virginia Republicans' staunchly anti-abortion candidates for governor and lieutenant governor trailing drastically among women in t...

Buzzword: Pre-K

Helen Blank | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Helen Blank

As students settle back into their routines, voters across the country prepare to head to the polls. This year, there's a common theme popping up across the country that's of vital importance: the value of expanding Pre-K.

Laura Bassett

GOP Candidate Doesn't See Who's Really Scaring Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) is frustrated that his Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Terry McAuliffe, is polling so much better amon...

Danger Ahead For Virginia GOP

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The race isn’t one weak candidate against another, a weak Terry McAuliffe against a disaster of an opponent....

Prosecutors To Decide Soon On Filing Charges Against McDonnell

Washington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

Attorneys for Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will spend Monday locked in separate hours-long meetings trying to convince fed...

GOP Candidate Rails Against 'Anti-God' Democratic Party

Burke Patch | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

E.W. Jackson, Virginia’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is drawing criticism for saying that the Democratic Party is “anti-God” a...

Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Exchange Barbs

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

HOT SPRINGS -- Gubernatorial hopefuls Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli battled in their first debate Saturday, pushing their competing philosophies ...

Emails Reveal More Complicated McDonnell Ties

Washington Post | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Jonnie R. Williams Sr., the wealthy nutritional supplement maker at the center of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s gifts scandal, met with Virginia’s he...

McDonnell Scandal Spills Over To Tea Party Favorite

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

You have to wonder if Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is wishing he’d just had an old-fashioned extramarital affair. The media and public are used to th...

More Questionable McDonnell Donations Unveiled

Washington Post | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A prominent political donor gave $70,000 to a corporation owned by Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his sister last year, and the governor did no...

McDonnell, Facing Scrutiny Over Gifts, Eyes Law Changes

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Olympia Meola | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Gov. Bob McDonnell, under scrutiny for gifts given to him and his family, said this morning that he's looked into potential changes in the state's gif...

McDonnell Donor Reportedly Bought Governor Rolex Watch

Washington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

A prominent political donor purchased a Rolex watch for Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, according to two people with knowledge of the gift, and the...

GOP Candidate: Gov't Programs Have Done More Harm To Blacks Than Slavery

Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

E.W. Jackson, the Chesapeake minister running on the GOP ticket for lieutenant governor of Virginia, has some extreme views, and he's not afraid to sh...

Top Progressive Staffer Joins Dean Group

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A top staffer for congressional progressives is leaving to become the new head of a political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard D...

McDonnell's Wife Paid As Consultant To Coal Philanthropy

Washington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Maureen McDonnell, the wife of Virginia’s governor, was paid $36,000 last year to attend a handful of meetings as a consultant to the philanthropic ...

John Celock

Howard Dean Expands Push To Elect Democrats In Virginia | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is increasing its efforts to elect Democrats to the Virgin...

Tea Party Favorite Officially Nominated In Contentious Race

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's activist conservative attorney general has won the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination by acclamation. At the GOP...

McDonnell Embroiled In Bizarre Scandal, Involving Eggs

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan and Olympia Meola | Posted 06.23.2013 | DC

Discovery motions filed by lawyers representing former Executive Mansion chef Todd Schneider in his felony embezzlement case seek information on wheth...

John Celock

'State Is Screwed' If Tea Party Candidate Wins | John Celock | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

One of Virginia's top Democrats is painting a picture of a sharp right turn should Republican Ken Cuccinelli win the governor's race this year. St...