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Two new polls have McAuliffe up in governor’s race

state-capitol2Two new polls out Friday have Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis in the Virginia governor’s race.

A University of Mary Washington poll has McAuliffe at 42 percent, with Cuccinelli at 35 percent and Sarvis at 10 percent. A Hampton University poll has McAuliffe at 42 percent, Cuccinelli at 37 percent and Sarvis at 8 percent.

The UMW poll has Democratic Party lieutenant governor nominee Ralph Northam leading Republican nominee E.W. Jackson by a 39 percent-35 percent margin, while the Hampton U. poll has Jackson with a narrow 39 percent-to-38 percent lead.

Republican Mark Obenshain has the lead in the attorney general race in both polls over Democrat Mark Herring – 42 percent to 36 percent in the Mary Washington poll, and 41 percent to 37 percent in the HU poll.

 
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Familiar story: UVA uncertain about QB heading into camp

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Justin Fuente: Virginia Tech still undecided on QB

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Bud Foster will bring stability to culture of change at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster is a rare source of continuity in the wake of a major coaching change.

UVA football undergoing culture change: Will it be enough to turn things around?

New UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall had a message ready for his new team when he met them for the first time.

Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in June.

Ms. Angie’s Fund: Salvation Army to honor long-time case worker

Angie Engleman – Ms. Angie to so many in Waynesboro and Augusta County – is retiring, sorta, kinda, from The Salvation Army after 33 years.

WVPT to launch Viewpoints: Features AFP’s Chris and Crystal Graham

WVPT will premiere a new weekly TV news show, Viewpoints, with co-hosts Chris Graham and Crystal Graham, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

 
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