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Democrats call on Republicans to end Virginia budget stalemate

Wednesday morning, Democratic House Leader David Toscano, Democratic Caucus Chair Mark Sickles, and Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Jennifer McClellan held a press call on the House Republicans refusal to take any action to close the coverage gap.


Tea Party Scorecard: Randy Forbes, Robert Hurt in lockstep

Virginia’s swing district Republicans, a list that now includes Reps. Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt, vote with the most extreme wing of their party on the vast majority of issues, according“Tea Stained,” a groundbreaking new legislative scorecard compiled by Americans United for Change.


Bob Marshall: Impeach judge who ruled same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Tea Party Republican Del. Bob Marshall is calling for the impeachment of federal Judge Arena Wright Allen, who ruled this month that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.


Will E.W. Jackson run for Senate?

Failed Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson has been giving consideration to a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by popular Democrat Mark Warner.


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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.


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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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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.


Chris Graham: Back to Kenya, indeed, Cruz Pere and Fils

So you’ve heard that Rafael Cruz, also known as the father of Ted Cruz, the Tea Party favorite, said at a 2012 political event that “we need to send Barack Obama back to Chicago, back to Kenya.” Oooh, yeah. Ouch. Bad news for Cruz, right? (Well, considering what else he does to get attention, actually this is pretty tame. Just play along.)


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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?


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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.


McDonnell issues terse statement on end to shutdown

Bob McDonnell, liberated from having to be careful about what he says because his political career is winding down post-scandal, offered choice words for lawmakers in Washington at the end to the inane 16-day government shutdown.


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Winners/Losers: #TheShutdown

The Republican brand has taken a huge hit. The Senate, in play in the 2014 cycle, now seems a stretch. The House, safe in 2010 and 2012 due to state-level gerrymandering, is now in play for Democrats, in the lead big-time in generic congressional polling.


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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.


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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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Chris Graham: Negotiate, or else

We’ve got your daughter. We don’t want anything bad to happen. But you want to negotiate, we’re ready to negotiate. Isn’t that what it feels like Republicans are doing in this increasingly insane government shutdown fiasco?


Chris Graham: Tea Party Charity

The rules in place at the time of the abusive IRS investigations into Tea Party groups in 2011 and 2012 allowed the groups to file for and receive nonprofit status. That’s not at question. What is at question, to me, is why essentially political organizations can be considered for nonprofit status in the first place?


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Mark Warner, Tim Kaine comment on reports that IRS targeted Tea Party groups

Recent reports that the IRS targeted Tea Party groups drew strong criticism from U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Monday.


Chris Graham: The Tea Party and ‘consequences’

Prominent Tea Party types are issuing not-so-veiled threats to congressional Republicans who joined in the bipartisan vote that cut taxes for 99 percent of Americans, but also, distressingly to the Tea Party, raised taxes on wealthy taxpayers.