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Is Quinnipiac fudging the numbers on closer governor’s race?

Is Quinnipiac fudging the numbers on closer governor’s race? A new Quinnipiac poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli at four points, even as other recent polls have had McAuliffe leading the race by double digits. A look at the poll’s internals might give an indication to the diverging trends.


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PAC ads, website seek to educate Virginians on GOP efforts to block vote

The American Bridge 21st Century PAC is highlighting a law passed by the Republican General Assembly aimed at limiting voter turnout among minorities and lower-income residents.


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Washington Post poll: Ralph Northam, Mark Herring open up leads downticket

Democrat Ralph Northam has opened up a large lead in the Virginia lieutenant governor race, and ticketmate Mark Herring has pushed ahead in the attorney general race.


First Lady Michelle Obama stars in new McAuliffe radio ad

Campaigning today with one president, Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe will be campaigning with another, Barack Obama, this weekend, and in the meantime, the McAuliffe campaign has Michelle Obama in a starring role in a new radio spot.


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Ken Cuccinelli goes Obamacare on Terry McAuliffe

Down big in the polls, Ken Cuccinelli is playing his last card, Obamacare.


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Washington Post poll: McAuliffe by 12 in Virginia governor’s race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a 12-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, according to a new Washington Post poll.


GOTV: McAuliffe campaign has knocked on 1.5 million doors

The Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign is touting its door-to-door efforts. According to the campaign, McAuliffe volunteers have knocked on more than 1.5 million doors in the 2013 election cycle.


Cuccinelli campaign: McAuliffe had better worry about F rating from NRA

The NRA has the support of a majority of Virginians, according to a poll commissioned by the NRA, so Terry McAuliffe had better be careful saying he’s fine with his F rating from the gun lobby.


Chris Graham: Anti-government zealots on the public dole

Ken Cuccinelli loves quoting Ronald Reagan. Well, Ken, Ronald Reagan would say that you’re part of the problem, because you’re from the government, and you’re here to help.


Robert Sarvis on the debate: ‘A complete farce’

You can forgive Robert Sarvis for being a bit bitter. Sarvis is on the ballot for governor as the Libertarian Party nominee, he’s polling 10 percent or above in most polls, and yet he was strong-armed out of a slot in the final gubernatorial debate of the 2013 election cycle because, well, because he’s not a Democrat or Republican.


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The Spin Room: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe campaigns declare debate victory

Odds are, you didn’t watch the Virginia governor’s debate. You didn’t miss anything.


Chris Graham: Ken Cuccinelli follows the script, literally

There were five minutes left in the event as the debate moderator began her segue into asking the candidates, Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, to give their closing statements.


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Cuccinelli memo spins backdrop for tonight’s gubernatorial debate

The Democratic Party is in disarray over the ObamaCare rollout, and Terry McAuliffe is going to have to answer for his continued support of the Affordable Care Act.


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Chris Graham: Remove senior assistant AG from board advisory role

Terry McAuliffe made a public request of Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli to remove Senior Assistant Attorney General Sharon Pigeon from her position as an advisor to the state Oil and Gas Board


Cuccinelli undervalued stay at mansion on report

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli appears to have undervalued the cost of his stay at a Goochland County mansion owned by Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams on his Statement of Economic Interests reports to the state.


Quinnipiac: McAuliffe leads governor’s race by seven

A new Quinnipiac University poll has the Virginia governor’s race basically where it was two weeks ago. Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli by a 46 percent-to-39 percent margin. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 10 percent in the poll.


Paul Ryan: Medicaid expansion is ‘empty promise’

The Ken Cuccinelli gubernatorial campaign used failed 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan to poke holes in Terry McAuliffe’s push to expand Medicaid coverage in Virginia.


Rasmussen: McAuliffe opens 17-point lead in Virginia governor’s race

A new Rasmussen Reports survey of Virginia voters has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a commanding 17-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Analysis: Any fireworks in the final Virginia governor’s debate?

Might Ken Cuccinelli have an October surprise for Terry McAuliffe? Can McAuliffe stay on-script and avoid being off-the-cuff this one last time?


Report: NYC mayor Bloomberg buying TV spots to support McAuliffe

A pro-gun-control super-PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepped to spend $1.1 million on TV ads in support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe in the final two weeks of the 2013 campaign, according to a report in Politico.


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Herring TV ad highlights news articles on Obenshain

The Mark Herring attorney general campaign is trying to break through the clutter of a tight race with Mark Obenshain with a new TV ad, “Footsteps,” showcasing several newspaper op-eds and their assessment on the Obenshain record.


Former House GOP leader endorses McAuliffe in new TV ad

A 40-year member of the House GOP caucus is endorsing Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor in a new TV ad airing statewide.


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McAuliffe pounces on Cuccinelli equivocation on end to shutdown

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli isn’t sure whether he would have voted to end the federal government shutdown. Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe is incredulous that Cuccinelli can equivocate on the end to the shutdown.


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Cuccinelli camp continues effort to kneecap McAuliffe with new TV ad

The Ken Cuccinelli gubernatorial campaign, buried under deep negatives in recent polls, is continuing its fight-fire-with-fire effort with a new TV spot, “Not Realistic,” trying to pin big tax increases on Democrat Terry McAuliffe.


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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in spotlight over abortion

Ken Cuccinelli thinks God will punish America over a woman’s right to choose. Terry McAuliffe supports late-term abortion.


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Cuccinelli pushes new TV attack ad

The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign today released a new television advertisement to push its message that frontrunner Terry McAuliffe’s plans would raise taxes on Virginia families.


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Poll: McAuliffe continues to hold big lead in governor’s race

A new NBC4/Marist poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe up eight points on Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Another new McAuliffe TV ad hits Cuccinelli in familiar spot

The latest from the Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign, “Bunch,” continues with the message that Republican Ken Cuccinelli is too extreme for Virginia.


Karen Kwiatkowski: A look at the Virginia GOP ticket

When I ran in the Republican primary of 2012, seeking to unseat long-term Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, I met a lot of people who liked my message of small government and liberty.


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Chris Graham: Litigatin’ Ken vs. The Used Car Salesman T-Mac

Charlottesville radio host Rob Schilling asked Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli to spell out the differences between a Cuccinelli administration and a Terry McAuliffe administration.


Ken Plum: Science goes on trial in Virginia

Not since the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925 has science been on trial as it has been in Virginia over the last few years. The Scopes trial was of course about Darwin’s theory of evolution. That trial concluded more than 85 years ago, but the debate goes on with fundamentalists who prefer the teaching of creationism over evolution in public schools.


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McAuliffe blitzing TV with series of new ads

Still think that campaign money isn’t important at the end of an election cycle? A look at what Terry McAuliffe is doing lately on TV might sway you to think otherwise.


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Supreme Court declines to hear AG’s challenge to EPA’s endangerment finding

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused requests to review a lower court decision upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare.


McAuliffe also leads fundraising race

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe built on his already substantial money advantage over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the most recent reporting period for statewide candidates.


Cuccinelli, McAuliffe campaigns respond to IG report

The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign released the following statement regarding the Inspector General report that a senior assistant to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli “inappropriately used Commonwealth resources to support” private litigation filed against two energy companies by Southwest Virginia residents for allegedly cheating them out of royalty payments for natural gas drilled on their land.


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Politics Notebook: Watch what you say!

The Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign released a statement from former Republican State Del. Katherine Waddell on remarks made by Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli last year at a forum suggesting that the U.S. will suffer God’s judgment over abortion.


Inspector general report finds assistant AG went too far in aiding energy companies

A senior assistant to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli “inappropriately used Commonwealth resources to support” private litigation filed against two energy companies by Southwest Virginia residents for allegedly cheating them out of royalty payments for natural gas drilled on their land.


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Poll: McAuliffe maintains big lead in Virginia governor’s race

A new Christopher Newport University poll released today has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Former UVa. professor Michael Mann critical of Mark Obenshain on climate change

Republican attorney general candidate Mark Obenshain is trying to change his story on gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli’s crusade against former UVa. professor Michael Mann’s climate-change research.


Robert Sarvis denied spot in WDBJ governor’s debate

Robert Sarvis is rising in the polls, but his improved showing wasn’t enough to earn him a spot in the Oct. 24 governor’s debate being sponsored by WDBJ in Roanoke.