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Webb, Gilmore, Cantor, Cuccinelli: The pols Virginia wants to forget

Remember ol’ Jim Webb, Jim Gilmore, Eric Cantor, Ken Cuccinelli? Of course you do; you once voted them into public office.


Senate Democrats on Ken Cuccinelli Supreme Court withdrawal

Donald McEachin made the following remarks about the withdrawal of Ken Cuccinelli from consideration for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia.


Senate expected to nominate Ken Cuccinelli for Supreme Court

The State Senate is expected to vote today to appoint former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to a seat on the Virginia Supreme Court.


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Poll: Mark Herring, Ken Cuccinelli early favorites in 2017 Virginia governor race

Attorney General Mark Herring and former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are the early favorites among their respective party bases looking ahead to the 2017 Virginia governor race.


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Sen. Petersen, Del. Anderson propose limits on police data collection, regulation of license plate readers

For the 2015 General Assembly session, Senator Chap Petersen and Delegate Rich Anderson will introduce legislation to regulate License Plate Readers (LPRs) in the Commonwealth, specifically placing limitations on passive data collection and retention by police departments.


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Gap narrowing, but it is enough? New poll has Warner up only seven in Senate race

After leading in polls in the summer by as much as 25 points, Sen Mark Warner is up just seven points on Republican Ed Gillespie in a new poll out Friday from Christopher Newport University.


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Mary Washington poll: Mark Warner leads Senate race by 10

All year long, Mark Warner has been such a heavy favorite in his Senate re-election race that the race has barely been polled. And then things tightened up a bit, not to a point where the Democrat should be uncomfortable, but even so.


Robert Sarvis tells Dems, Republicans alike how it is

Robert Sarvis ran for governor in Virginia as the Libertarian Party nominee in 2013, and despite barely registering a peep in the discourse of the campaign with all the attention on Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, he still received 6.5 percent of the statewide vote.


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Bob McDonnell trial: Yeah, he’s done

It’s a stretch to imagine the jury actually returning guilty verdicts against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges involving loans and gifts that the McDonnells solicited from a Virginia businessman who has admitted that he saw his efforts to aid the First Couple as a way to boost his business fortunes.


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Herring helps defend access to healthcare affordability tax credits

Attorney General Herring filed an amicus brief in the case and Virginia delivered oral argument defending the right of low- and moderate-income Virginians to access thousands of dollars in assistance to make healthcare coverage more affordable.


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Senate Democrats kill measure allowing legislators to defend state laws in court

The Senate Rules Committee voted Friday along party lines to defeat a bill that would have allowed members of the General Assembly to take the place of the attorney general in court. The bill was passed by indefinitely.


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Analysis: Is Mark Warner in trouble?

A poll released last week by Christopher Newport University has Democrat Mark Warner ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie by 2014 as the attention turns slowly toward the November U.S. Senate race.


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Attorney General: Virginia’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today changed Virginia’s legal position in Bostic v. Rainey, siding with the plaintiffs in the pending case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage rights for same sex couples.


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Virginia House leaders agree on ethics reforms

The Times-Dispatch in Richmond is reporting that House leaders have reached a deal on sweeping reforms to state ethics, transparency and disclosure laws.


Bob Marshall: McAuliffe thinks he can get away with it

“If [Governor-elect] Mr. McAuliffe thinks he can usurp powers of the legislature, he’s courting a divorce before the honeymoon… this is Virginia, not Washington.” That’s what I told the Charlottesville NBC affiliate recently when asked to comment about McAuliffe’s plan to extend special protections to certain classes of state employees.


Court of Appeals finds Johnathon Montgomery innocent

The Virginia Court of Appeals on Friday found Johnathon Montgomery – convicted and imprisoned in 2009 for sex crimes he did not commit – actually innocent of those charges after his alleged victim recanted her testimony and was convicted of perjury in August.


Cuccinelli secures $33M for victims of illegal mortgage servicing practices

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced today that his office has secured a projected $33 million in principal reductions and cash payments for Virginia customers of Ocwen Financial for its illegal mortgage servicing practices, including premature and unauthorized foreclosures and the use of false documents and affidavits, including “robo-signing.”


Report: Ken Cuccinelli rules out U.S. Senate run

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will not run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Mark Warner. Cuccinelli broke the news in an unannounced speech at the Republican Advance in Hot Springs Saturday, according to a report in Politico.


AG’s office uses $245,000 taken from criminals to buy bulletproof vests for Virginia law enforcement

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli gave a grant of $245,000 to buy bulletproof vests for local Virginia law enforcers who do not currently have them. He presented the funds to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office to help establish a program to provide protective equipment to law enforcement agencies that are unable to afford them for their own officers.


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Chris Graham: Mark Warner and his 2014 Senate contenders

Is U.S. Sen. Mark Warner vulnerable in his upcoming 2014 re-election race? A poll commissioned by a conservative website suggests he may be. The Washington Free Beacon poll found that Warner would defeat a generic Republican candidate by just five points, 50 percent to 45 percent.


Cuccinelli challenges Obamacare employer mandate on Virginia businesses

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed a brief in federal court on Tuesday challenging the IRS’s enforcement of Obamacare’s employer mandate penalty against Virginia businesses, alleging the penalty cannot be enforced in the Commonwealth under the president’s healthcare law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).


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Chris Graham: Where do Republicans go from here?

You’re in the moderate wing of the Republican Party. (You’re tired of being called a RINO.) You point to Ken Cuccinelli’s loss in the 2013 Virginia governor race and say, See, told ya so. Cuccinelli was too conservative to get elected in a state like Virginia.


Cuccinelli puts AG office budget online for public review

Looks like somebody’s back hard at it in the office. Ken Cuccinelli, still attorney general for a few more weeks, today unveiled a program to put his office budget on the web for public inspection. The budget data is from July 2011 through the last complete quarter, September 2013.


Sabato: Cuccinelli considered dramatic move involving McDonnell to shake up race

Wow, what could have been. Had Gov. Bob McDonnell been indicted by federal prosecutors for his role in the Star Scientific scandal, Ken Cuccinelli was planning a dramatic public break with McDonnell involving a little-known section of the Virginia Constitution.


Chris Graham: Whither Robert Sarvis and the Virginia Libertarian Party?

OK, so he didn’t get 10 percent, and he surely didn’t win. But Robert Sarvis held on to most of the support that he was getting in polls taken before the 2013 Virginia governor election. What does this mean for Sarvis and for the Libertarian Party whose banner he carried? Not much, actually, despite what you’re hearing from the Libertarians.


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Winners/Losers: The 2013 Virginia elections

Winner: Terry McAuliffe This one is obvious. The Macker didn’t win by anywhere near the margin the final polls had indicated, but a win is a win is a win. Loser: Terry McAuliffe Also obvious. He wins by 10 points, he has a mandate. He wins by two, and he’s greeted by House Speaker Bill Howell trash-talking him.


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Chris Graham: Did the GOP blow the Virginia election? Let me count the ways

Terry McAuliffe outspent his Republican gubernatorial opponent by more than $17 million, and won the election by two and a half points. So, yeah, this one was the Virginia GOP’s race to win. Don’t let them sell you now on the idea that they pulled off some miracle in just losing by 55,000 votes after being down by double digits in the polls last week.


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Bill Bolling: Republicans need to have conversation about ‘future’

Two-term Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, left on the outside looking in after Virginia Republicans decided to nominate firebrand Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor, said late Tuesday in the wake of Cuccinelli’s loss in the high-profile governor race that the state GOP needs to rethink its approach in the future.


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Local tally: GOP wins big in Augusta, Rockingham, holds serve in Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg

Augusta and Rockingham are always among the most Republican parts of the state in statewide elections. That held true again in the 2013 state races. Republicans Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain ran strong in the counties Tuesday.


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Chris Graham: How to follow tonight’s Virginia election scoreboard

Elections are like sports; there are scoreboards in both. And so it is that Election Night is the Super Bowl for the politicognescenti. How will tonight’s Super Bowl go in Virginia? We know how it ends. Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Obenshain will be the big winners. As in a football game, that won’t be immediately obvious.


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Quinnipiac: Terry McAuliffe with six-point lead in Virginia governor race

The final Quinnipiac University poll of the 2013 election season has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor race. McAuliffe gets 46 percent in the latest poll, with Cuccinelli at 40 percent and Libertarian Robert Sarvis at 8 percent.


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Final PPP poll: McAuliffe, Northam, Herring with leads in state races

Terry McAuliffe is seen as the lesser of two evils, mediocre choices, whatever, and thus seems poised to win the 2013 Virginia governor race.


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New Dem TV ad: Cuccinelli ‘happy’ with Tea Party government shutdown

Polls show Virginia voters didn’t like the 16-day federal government shutdown, and that the bulk of those voters blame Republicans for the shutdown. A new Democratic Party of Virginia TV ad, “Happy With It,” will remind voters on Election Day that Republican governor nominee Ken Cuccinelli was, well, happy with it.


Your tax dollars at work: Cuccinelli’s AG office press release plays politics

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli, trailing in the polls heading into the final weekend of the 2013 election, is playing up his opposition to Obamacare to try to stir up his political base. Cuccinelli’s office on Friday sent out a press release touting how he “applauded the efforts of employers in Virginia and elsewhere” challenging the IRS on Obamacare.


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Scandal, douchebag, KeepKenOut: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli and their reputations online

Talk about damaging to your reputation. It’s one thing to be arrested for embezzling money or looking at child porn. But try running for governor. Running for governor, long term, might actually be worse, reputationally speaking.


Report: Cuccinelli drawing full-time salary, benefits, while on the job 26% of the time

Ken Cuccinelli continues to draw his full $150,000 salary plus benefits as Virginia’s attorney general while spending nearly three-quarters of his time on the campaign trail. This was the finding of the Virginian-Pilot based on a review of the Republican gubernatorial nominee’s office and campaign schedules in July, August and September.


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New TV ad hits Cuccinelli in the Santorum

A new Democratic Party of Virginia TV ad plays up former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s extreme views on the eve of the one-time GOP presidential contender’s visit to Virginia to campaign for Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli.


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New poll: Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, Mark Obenshain maintain leads

A new Christopher Newport University poll has Democrats Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam and Republican Mark Obenshain with varying leads in their statewide races. McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli 45 percent to 38 percent in the governor’s race, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis polling 10 percent.


Ken Cuccinelli on the campaign trail with GOP heavyweights

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul will join Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli on the Virginia governor campaign trail in the final days heading into the Nov. 5 election.


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Roanoke College poll: Democrats open up big leads in state races

The Democratic Party ticket appears poised for a sweep of the state races next Tuesday, according to a new poll from Roanoke College released Wednesday.