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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.


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Herring: Obenshain too ‘extreme’

Democratic candidate for attorney general Mark Herring outlined his campaign platform at the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association Forum on Wednesday.


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McAuliffe counters Cuccinelli push on tax, budget costs

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign today released a new report, “Cuccinelli’s $8 Billion Tax Plan,” describing how Ken Cuccinelli’s budget gimmicks and support for eliminating the corporate income tax could cost the Commonwealth at least $8 billion over four years and deplete necessary funding streams from localities for education, transportation, and other critical investments that will keep Virginia competitive in the 21st century.


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Poll: ‘Too conservative’ Cuccinelli trails McAuliffe by eight

Nearly half of Virginia voters label Ken Cuccinelli “too conservative,” one possible reason the Republican is trailing big in the Virginia governor’s race.


Cuccinelli, McAuliffe campaigns spar over economics, taxes

The Ken Cuccinelli for governor campaign released a new ad today claiming that Terry McAuliffe’s support for the bipartisan transportation plan passed by the General Assembly earlier this year will help force a tax increase.


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Herring ad hits Obenshain, Cuccinelli on women’s issues

The Mark Herring for Attorney General campaign responded to Republican opponent Mark Obenshain’s negative attack ads by releasing their latest television ad titled “Wrong Turn.”


McAuliffe ad hits Cuccinelli on education plan

Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released a new TV ad, “Schools,” highlighting Ken Cuccinelli’s plan to divert funds away from public schools to private schools.


Two new polls have McAuliffe with bigger lead in governor’s race

A Roanoke College poll out today has Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by six points, and a new Christopher Newport University poll has McAuliffe up by nine points.


McAuliffe releases ad highlighting support for small business

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released a new television ad, “Hampton” Tuesday featuring Meade Amory, the owner of Amory’s Seafood Market in Hampton, highlighting how McAuliffe is the candidate who will work with members of both parties to “create jobs and grow Virginia’s economy.”


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Poll: Shutdown boosts McAuliffe in governor’s race

A new Politico poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli by nine points in the Virginia governor’s race, and suggests that the growing lead is the result of voter backlash against the GOP for the ongoing federal government shutdown.


McAuliffe releases plan to support Virginia’s rural economy

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday released his plan to support Virginia’s rural communities, which close to one quarter of Virginians call home.


New McAuliffe ad links Cuccinelli, Ted Cruz

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released a new radio ad on Friday focused on how Ken Cuccinelli is campaigning with the architect of the government shutdown, Ted Cruz.


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Two new polls have McAuliffe up in governor’s race

Two new polls out Friday have Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Virginia Democrats file suit to stop voter purge

The Democratic Party of Virginia has filed a complaint in federal court asking a judge to stop a plan by the Virginia State Board of Elections, in coordination with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, to purge 57,000 voters from the Virginia rolls.


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Cuccinelli launches new radio ad, ‘Shutdown’

The Ken Cuccinelli campaign today launched a new radio advertisement that will air across Northern Virginia on WTOP putting the focus on the federal government shutdown.


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New McAuliffe TV ad: Cuccinelli’s efforts to ban birth control

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for governor released a new ad today, “The Pill,” that focuses on legislation that Republican Ken Cuccinelli sponsored that would have banned common forms of birth control, including the pill.


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The shutdown and the Virginia governor’s race

The two major-party candidates for governor of Virginia – Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli – took to the PRwaves early Tuesday to blame each other’s political allies for the federal government shutdown.


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McAuliffe ad accuses Cuccinelli, GOP of playing games with budget

Ken Cuccinelli’s Tea Party allies in Congress are about to shut down the government to drive their extreme ideological agenda, putting Virginia’s economy and our servicemen and women’s ability to protect our nation at risk.


New TV ad focuses on Cuccinelli’s fight against ObamaCare

The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign on Thursday released a television ad outlining the differences between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe and their positions on ObamaCare.


3QuickThoughts: Why Cuccinelli is losing

AugustaFreePress.com editor Chris Graham offers 3QuickThoughts on why Ken Cuccinelli is losing the Virginia governor’s race.


Libertarian Sarvis debuts TV spot during #VAGov debate tonight

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis will debut his first TV spot during the #VAGov debate tonight televised by WRC/NBC4.


Cuccinelli receives NFIB endorsement

Ken Cuccinelli today overwhelmingly won the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), America’s top association for small business advocacy.


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Polls: Widening lead for McAuliffe in governor’s race?

A pair of polls out on Monday have Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a growing lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.


McAuliffe releases plan to invest in Virginia’s urban centers

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe released his plan to strengthen Virginia’s cities, “Investing in Virginia’s Urban Centers,” on Monday.


Cuccinelli campaign releases upcoming 30-minute TV spot

The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign released on Thursday a 30-minute speech that will air on television over the coming weeks.


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Poll: McAuliffe with slim lead, with Sarvis as wild card

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has a slim 44 percent-41 percent lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in a tight Virginia governor’s race, according to a new poll released today by Quinnipiac University.