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Poll: 2017 Virginia governor race wide open

Virginia Republican voters don’t know who they want to run for governor next year, and voters in general are undecided on who should win in the fall race.


Ralph Northam announces candidacy for Virginia governor

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam made his candidacy for the 2017 Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination in an email on Tuesday. A former state senator, Northam is an alum of Virginia Military Institute and former U.S. Army physician who treated casualties during Operation Desert Storm.


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Was Mark Herring move best for Virginia Democrats in 2017?

The reaction to the announcement from Mark Herring this week that the sitting attorney general plans to run for re-election was met with excitement and relief by fellow Virginia Democrats, who feel the move will forestall a bloodbath between Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the 2017 gubernatorial nomination.


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McAuliffe signs executive order strengthening Virginia housing policy

While speaking today at the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued Executive Order 32 to advance critical components of Virginia’s housing policy agenda.


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Sen. Mark Warner comment on gay marriage ruling

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia.


U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis picks up endorsements

Former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson and the Our America PAC have endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


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Sen. Warner named Fiscal Hero by nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has been named a ‘Fiscal Hero’ by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt for his leading role in assembling a bipartisan coalition to responsibly address our nation’s deficits and debt.


Virginia Vineyards Association names Jeff White Grower of the Year

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore today presented the Virginia Vineyards Association Grape Grower of the Year award to Jeff White, owner and winemaker of Glen Manor Vineyards in Front Royal.


Lucy Owen Hoyt and Eric Ruple to give recital at Bridgewater College

Soprano Lucy Owen Hoyt and pianist Eric Ruple will present a recital on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.


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Sen. Warner seeks end to loan policies that discriminate against same-sex couples

A same-sex couple’s inability to get a veterans’ home loan in Virginia has prompted U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to ask the Obama administration to move more quickly to eliminate discrimination in federal programs.


Carded Graphics in Staunton to announce manufacturing expansion ahead of schedule

Carded Graphics, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard packaging, will announce faster than expected company growth at an expansion dedication ceremony for new investment and job creation at the company’s Staunton facility.


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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.


Bill Clinton to campaign for McAuliffe in Harrisonburg

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe’s campaign announced campaign events with President Bill Clinton and Virginians for McAuliffe.


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.


McAuliffe releases plan to improve government efficiency

It’s the impossible dream – making government more efficient. Against a backdrop of the high-profile failed rollout of the $394 million-and-counting HealthCare.gov website, Terry McAuliffe released his plan to make state government more efficient.


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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.


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.


Sarvis campaign releases video to highlight debate exclusion

Kind of an odd way to do this, but … it’s also kind of odd that Robert Sarvis isn’t being included in the upcoming Oct. 24 WDBJ gubernatorial debate.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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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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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.


McDonnell lays out blueprint for administration’s final 100 days

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced a “Sprint to the Finish” final 100 days plan that aims to continue the administration’s successes in improving the quality of life of all Virginians and building a “Commonwealth of Opportunity.”


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.


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.


McAuliffe releases new ad featuring Sen. Mark Warner

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released a new television ad, “Honored,” featuring Sen. Mark Warner urging Virginians to support McAuliffe because he will “work with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to create jobs and move Virginia forward.”


Republicans Beck and Jankowski endorse McAuliffe for governor

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe received two more endorsements from Virginia Republicans on Friday. Maria Jankowski, the Vice Chairman of the Indigent Defense Commission and a current McDonnell appointee, and Bobby Beck, the founder of the Beck Company, both supported Governor Bob McDonnell in 2009, but joined “Virginians for McAuliffe” because of McAuliffe’s commitment to finding bipartisan solutions to the challenges Virginia faces.


Gary Johnson endorses Robert Sarvis for Virginia governor

Former New Mexico governor and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson endorsed Libertarian Robert Sarvis for governor of Virginia today.


Libertarian governor nominee Robert Sarvis talks politics with Augusta Free Press

Robert Sarvis has put more than 8,500 miles on his van this summer running for governor. It might be an uphill battle for Sarvis, running as a Libertarian against well-heeled major-party opponents in Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, but for Sarvis, 36, a native of Northern Virginia with degrees from Harvard, Cambridge, NYU and George Mason, it’s one worth fighting.


Robert Sarvis: Reaction to NoVA Governor’s Forum

I attended a candidates’ forum sponsored by four chambers of commerce in the Northern Virginia area. Despite multiple major newspapers calling for my inclusion in debates, I was not invited to participate, and Virginia voters missed an opportunity to have a truly useful forum where real solutions were discussed.


Cuccinelli in Staunton on Wednesday

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli will be in Staunton on Wednesday for a community chat.


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Women’s Strike Force endorses Democratic state ticket

The Women’s Strike Force has endorsed the slate of Democratic candidates for the top three elected slots in the Commonwealth following Virginia’s primary Tuesday.


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Women’s Strike Force ready to inject itself into Virginia elections

The Women’s Strike Force kicks off their candidate interviewing process this week to identify and assist candidates who support women’s reproductive rights. These are candidates who oppose the extreme policies of the Republican ticket announced at the GOP convention.


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Chris Graham: Dems haven’t learned lessons from 2009

Democrats were sure they had a winning hand heading into the 2009 governor’s race. Creigh Deeds is a Western Virginia moderate with a long record in the mainstream of Virginia politics. Bob McDonnell, his opponent that fall, has a similar long record in Virginia politics, but he had one other thing that could serve to weigh him down.


McAuliffe slams sequestration on Charlottesville campaign stop

While touring Mikro Systems in Charlottesville on Monday, presumptive Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe heard about the damage that the impending sequestration cuts would have on the business.


Not everybody is on board: Cuccinelli critical of transportation funding compromise

Remember the kum-ba-yah of political leaders on both sides of the aisle from yesterday on the transportation funding compromise forged by a General Assembly conference committee? Yeah. Ken Cuccinelli isn’t on board.


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Are Democrats overreaching with criticisms of Cuccinelli Medicare, Social Security comments?

Virginia Democrats, their eyes on the November general-election prize, are laying into what presumptive Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli had to say about recipients of Social Security and Medicare in an upcoming book.


McAuliffe adds Ellen Qualls, Alan Moore to campaign staff

Presumptive Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Ellen Qualls and Alan Moore are joining his campaign. Qualls will serve as senior advisor, and Alan Moore will serve as direct mail consultant.


McAuliffe raises $1.1M for governor’s race in first month

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that his campaign raised $1.15 million in just 27 days, giving him a strong start to his campaign. The early support came from more than 1,400 donations, 70% of which were for under $100. The McAuliffe campaign ended the year with just over $1 million on hand.


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Poll: McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by five

The first Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters in calendar year 2013 has Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by five points in the state governor’s race. McAuliffe was at 46 percent in the poll to 41 percent for Cuccinelli. PPP also tested a three-way race that would feature Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling as an independent candidate. In that scenario, McAuliffe was at 40 percent to 32 percent for Cuccinelli and 15 percent for Bolling.