Virginia Articles


Terry McAuliffe Won't Say If He Supports Taxpayer-Funded, Late-Term Abortions

11:45 AM, Sep 24, 2013

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate and frontrunner in Virginia's gubernatorial race, has been painting his Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli as a crusader on social issues. But McAuliffe has repeatedly refused to answer questions from the press about whether he himself holds extreme positions on the issue of abortion.

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Cuccinelli Ad: 'Virginia Deserves a Serious Governor'

12:35 PM, Sep 19, 2013

On Thursday, the Ken Cuccinelli campaign released a new ad hoping to capitalize on an endorsement from a high-profile PAC in northern Virginia.

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Rasmussen Poll: McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli By 7

10:31 AM, Sep 06, 2013

A new poll of likely Virginia voters show Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by seven points in this fall's gubernatorial election. Rasmussen Reports found McAuliffe with 45 percent support compared to Cuccinelli's 38 percent.

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Jindal: Republicans Should Be Helping Cuccinelli More, Fighting Obamacare

6:01 AM, Aug 23, 2013

Baton Rouge, La.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, who also chairs the Republican Governors Association, says Republicans should be doing more to help Ken Cuccinelli in his race for the governorship in Virginia.

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McAuliffe Fundraising Email: Cuccinelli is 'Virginia's Todd Akin'

4:41 PM, Aug 19, 2013

The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe of Virginia has emailed its supporters likening Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli to failed 2012 Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.

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Cuccinelli Ad Focuses on Investigation into McAuliffe's 'Shady' Business Dealings

9:27 AM, Aug 06, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has based much of his campaign for governor of Virginia on his business experience, including his co-founding of an electric car company, GreenTech Automotive. McAuliffe stepped down as CEO of GreenTech in 2012 in preparation for his gubernatorial run.

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Quinnipiac Poll: McAuliffe 43, Cuccinelli 38

6:42 AM, May 16, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads his Republican opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, in the latest poll of the 2013 gubernatorial race in Virginia. According to Quinnipiac, 43 percent of registered voters in the Old Dominion support McAuliffe, a businessman and former chairman of the Democratic party during from 2001 to 2005, while 38 percent support Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general.

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Cuccinelli: 'I'll Be On Your Side'

Plus, Democrats hit on abortion.
7:09 AM, May 14, 2013

Ahead of his official nomination this week as the GOP's candidate for governor of Virginia, state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has a new ad outlining part of the Republican's economic plan.

"I have a plan to make Virginia an engine for job growth," Cuccinelli says in the 30-second spot. "It starts with ending tax loopholes and putting an end to special interest giveaways." He touts his proposal to lower tax rates for small business owners and middle-class families.

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Obamacare Causes Virginia Adjunct Faculty Wages to Be Capped at $17,000

3:06 PM, May 09, 2013

Under Obamacare, if you like your job, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll get to keep your job. The AP reports:

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WaPo Poll: Cuccinelli 51, McAuliffe 41

7:04 AM, May 06, 2013

Republican attorney general Ken Cuccinelli leads Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race by 10 points, according to a poll released Sunday by the Washington Post. Among likely voters in this November's election, 51 percent said they would support Cuccinelli, while 41 percent said they would support McAuliffe.

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Cuccinelli Ad Features Wife: Virginia Republican Stands Up for 'Vulnerable'

11:44 AM, Apr 26, 2013

The first television ad from Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli features his wife, Teiro. In the ad, Mrs. Cuccinelli focuses on the softer side of the Republican attorney general's political career.

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Tragedy in Virginia

An insurrection sets the pattern for relations with the Indians.
Apr 15, 2013

Thomas Mathew, who farmed on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, remembered the year 1675 as beginning with all manner of fearful portents: a blazing comet, an invasion of millions of carrier pigeons, and a biblical plague of locusts. But it was Mathew himself who helped bring on the calamity thus foretold. He had cheated nearby Doeg Indians, and they responded by stealing his pigs. Mathew and his friends took revenge by attacking the pig thieves. When, several weeks later, another settler was found murdered, suspicion fell on the Doegs. The Stafford County militia was called out to punish Indians they thought were Doegs. However, it turned out they were not Doegs but Susquehannocks, a friendly tribe allied with Virginia.

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Ken Cuccinelli, Compassionate Conservative?

8:58 AM, Mar 14, 2013

In the first major address of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli presented the gathered activists with an unusual charge.

“Conservatives should lead the campaign to changing the culture of corrections in America,” said Cuccinelli. It was a strange line in the sand for the 2013 Republican gubernatorial candidate, who has reputation as a fiery, liberty-minded pol. But in listing his five priorities he would pursue as Virginia’s governor, Cuccinelli ended on this note of compassion.

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Woman to Dem. Congressman: 'Why Aren't You Pro-Choice When it Comes to Self-Defense for Women?'

2:17 PM, Mar 12, 2013

At a Virginia townhall for Congressman Jim Moran, a woman asked, "I know you're pro-choice, but why aren't you pro-choice when it comes to self-defense for women?" The crowd applauded. "For example, why don't you guys listen to the young rape victims in Colorado when they said that if they had a gun that they could have prevented their attacker."

After some heckling, the congressman tries to move on to the next question.

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Bolling Not Running for Va. Governor

10:25 AM, Mar 12, 2013

Republican lieutenant governor Bill Bolling of Virginia will not run as an independent for governor. ABC's Rick Klein reports:

Bill Bolling not running for VA gov: "I wish Mr. McAuliffe and Mr. Cuccinelli well as they begin their campaigns..."

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 12, 2013

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McAuliffe's Fundraising Host Mocks Virginia

11:41 AM, Mar 07, 2013

Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor in Virginia, recently traveled down to Florida for a political fundraiser. And in an interview yesterday, the host of that Florida fundraiser, John Morgan, mocked Virginia as "a state that some of us have never heard of, it’s off the coast of D.C."

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Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Tied in VA Governor Race

Could Bill Bolling play the spoiler?
11:24 AM, Feb 20, 2013

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are tied at 38 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race.

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The Commonwealth Pursues a Bold Proposal for Sound Money

Honoring its heritage.
2:45 PM, Feb 05, 2013

In these days of unprecedented monetary activism by the Federal Reserve, including massive purchases every month of federal government debt, it’s nice to see even a fledgling amount of resistance from attentive citizens. A bill now making its way through the Virginia legislature would establish a joint subcommittee “to study the feasibility of a metallic-based monetary unit.”

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Virginia City Bans Drones

1:46 PM, Feb 05, 2013

Local news reports reveal that last night the Charlottesville, Virginia, city council voted to ban drones:

"City council also passed a resolution banning drones," reports NBC 29. "The use of drones for surveillance is not allowed in Charlottesville. the resolution supports a two year ban on drone use and prohibits city entities from purchasing them.

Another report offers a couple more details:

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Webb: 'I Was Raised by My Mother's Milk to Be a Skeptic About the Ornaments of Power'

11:40 AM, Dec 13, 2012

Retiring Virginia senator Jim Webb explains why he decided not to seek reelection and leave the Senate in an exit interview with public radio.

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Bolling Out for Governor in Virginia

12:01 PM, Nov 28, 2012

Republican Bill Bolling, the two-term lieutenant governor of Virginia, has dropped out of the race for governor, CNN reports. Bolling was challenging Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination. Here's more from CNN:

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Mark Warner Not Running for VA Governor

McAuliffe remains for Dems; Bolling, Cuccinelli for the GOP.
4:51 PM, Nov 20, 2012

Mark Warner, the Democratic senator from Virginia and governor from 2002 to 2006, has decided not to run for governor next year. The Washington Post's Ben Pershing reports:

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Kaine Over Allen in Virginia

10:40 PM, Nov 06, 2012

Democrat Tim Kaine is the winner of the hotly contested Senate race in Virginia, CBS News projects. Kaine, a former governor, faced another former governor and former senator, Republican George Allen. Allen lost this Senate seat in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who chose not to run for reelection.

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Obama Campaign Pleads for 833 Election Day Volunteers in Northern Virginia

6:41 PM, Nov 05, 2012

In an email to supporters, the Obama campaign pleads for Election Day volunteers in northern Virginia. "Daniel," the email begins, "if you care about how this election ends, then I need to know right now: Can we count on you to help get out the vote on Election Day?"

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Obama: 'I'm Sort of a Prop in the Campaign'

7:35 AM, Nov 04, 2012

President Barack Obama told a Virginia crowd last night that he's "a prop in the campaign":

"As the campaign goes on, we become less relevant," said Obama. "I'm sort of a prop in the campaign."

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Ads: Tim Kaine the Liberal

9:35 AM, Oct 30, 2012

Crossroads GPS has two new ads running in Virginia focused on Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine's liberal record. In one ad, the conservative super PAC knocks Kaine for supporting the budget sequestration plan, increasing government spending, and "higher taxes on middle class families"--tying all of these positions to Barack Obama, too. Watch the ad below:

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Gingrich: Obama Cancels Events for Sandy But Not for Benghazi

9:26 AM, Oct 28, 2012

On ABC News's This Week, former House speaker Newt Gingrich suggested the White House's response to the Benghazi terrorist attack will continue to hurt Barack Obama's reelection campaign.

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Biden Gets Name of Virginia Dem. Senate Candidate Wrong

4:05 PM, Oct 27, 2012

In remarks today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden got the name of the Virginia Democratic Senate candidate wrong:

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Allen Ad: Kaine Wants to 'Raise Taxes' to Stop Defense Cuts

8:28 AM, Oct 24, 2012

In Virginia, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine are in a tight Senate battle. The Real Clear Politics average shows Kaine with a one-point lead. Allen has a new 30-second TV ad in which he makes the pitch on taxes and defense spending directly.

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Rasmussen: Romney Leads in Florida, Virginia

12:32 PM, Oct 12, 2012

Mitt Romney has broken the 50 percent threshold of support in Florida and leads Barack Obama by four points in the Sunshine State, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. Of the 750 likely Florida voters polled, 51 percent support Romney and 47 percent support Obama. That's Romney's largest lead in Rasmussen's Florida polling.

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