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Virginia Primary

Dave Brat's Actual Political Views Are A Little Complicated

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Conservative economics professor David Brat shocked the country by beating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia's ...

Michael McAuliff

Tea Party Defeat Of Eric Cantor Spells Trouble For GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Yes, Virginia, there is a tea party. And the news that conservative Dave Brat picked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday ni...

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Challenger

AP | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says his supporters should continue to fight for the conservative values he championed in Con...

Amanda Terkel

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Challenger | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his seat in Congress Tuesday in a shocking upset to Dave Brat, a college professor backed...

GOP Congressional Candidate Doesn't Have A Problem With Spousal Rape

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Virginia state Sen. Richard H. "Dick" Black's past may come back to bite him as he runs for Congress. Mother Jones highlighted Wednesday some of the R...

Romney Wins Early Contest

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney was projected the winner of the Virginia primary by NBC News. Only Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) qualified for the ballot. Romney ...

Newt And Callista Not Taking Part In Super Tuesday Activity

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

You won't find Newt or Callista Gingrich at their polling place in the Washington suburb of McLean, Va., when the state holds its primary Tuesday. Nei...

Santorum & Gingrich Ballot Fails Give Mitt Path To Victory In Virginia

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Virginia primary is expected to produce a win for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santoru...

Virginia Students Talk Newt Gingrich's Wives, Mitt Romney's Electability (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

To mark Super Tuesday, The Huffington Post teamed up with mtvU in an effort to take the political pulse on college campuses. We asked Kaz Komolafe...

Virginia Primary Will Be A Contest Of Just Two Candidates

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

March 6 (Reuters) - The race to win the Republican Party's presidential nomination to challenge President Barack Obama moves into high gear on "Su...

Cantor Touts GOP Candidate

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Republicans are coalescing around Mitt Romney's candidacy and looking for ways to work together t...

State's Voters Differ On Limited Field

Huntington-BelleHaven Patch | Mary Ann Barton | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

In the states holding a Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday, voters will choose among four candidates. But in Virginia, only two names wi...

Live Updates: Countdown To Super Tuesday

Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

The race for the Republican presidential nomination turns to Super Tuesday, when votes will be held in ten states. Mitt Romney currently leads the ...

Perry Appeals Key 2012 Ruling

AP | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday appealed a federal judge's refusal to add him and three other candidates to Virginia's Republican pre...

Failure Trips Up GOP Candidates

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Several of the Republican candidates for president have failed to get on the ballot in some primaries or failed to file full slates of delegates in ot...

Judge: GOP Candidates Likely To Prevail On Key Ballot Issue

AP | By LARRY O'DELL | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- A judge says Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three other presidential candidates are likely to prevail on a key issue in their lawsuit seek...

More GOP Hopefuls Join Primary Lawsuit

AP | By LARRY O'DELL | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Three other Republican presidential hopefuls have joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lawsuit challenging Virginia's ballot access law. A...

Cuccinelli Backs Off On Key 2012 Issue

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is no longer pushing for a change in rules that kept two candidates off the state's March 6 ...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Candidate Blames Ballot Failure On 'One Guy' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday blamed his campaign's failure to produce the required number of signatures ...

Christina Wilkie

Newt Gingrich Fails To Qualify For Virginia GOP Primary | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Republican Party of Virginia announced early Saturday that GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich failed to amass the 10,000 signatur...

Some GOP Hopefuls Miss Key Deadline

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) did not submit signatures with the Virginia Board...

Jon Ward

'Rubicon Of Downtime' Awaits GOP Candidates Who Endure | Jon Ward | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Even before news leaked out Sunday that Newt Gingrich's campaign is having trouble gathering enough signatures to get the candidate...

Terry McAuliffe: Is Today's Primary The End?

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's primary day in Virginia, where the state's Democrats are set to pick from three candidates for governor: State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who is now the ...

McAuliffe Fails. Will It Be Deeds or Moran?

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

With Creigh Deeds surging across the southern portion of the state and Brian Moran holding his own in NoVa, it's all but decided: McAuliffe has no viable path to victory.

The Trouble With Terry

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Terry McAuliffe is running for governor because he's been in Washington long enough that he can. He's running because he's done the other things on his list of things to do. He has no ties to Virginia.