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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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By Julie Carey

Virginia Democrats and Republicans Learn From Election

A look at the lessons learned by Democrats and Republicans from Tuesday's election. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Black Voters: Reason McAuliffe Won in Va.

Black Voters: Reason McAuliffe Won in Va.

McAuliffe won black voters by a 90-8 percent margin, a similar spread to the 93-6 percent President Barack Obama ran up in the 2012 presidential election in the Old Dominion. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

Rand Paul: Eugenics Possible With Today's Technology

Rand Paul: Eugenics Possible With Today's Technology

Paul joined Republican Ken Cuccinelli's campaign for Virginia governor during a stop Monday at Liberty University and said a cheek swab or prenatal test could predict an individual's potential based on DNA.... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By Julie Carey

New Charges, Countercharges in Virginia Governor's Race

Democrats are putting a spotlight on some new comments about abortion by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli while Republicans continue to demand Democrat Terry McAuliffe reveal more about his... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: The Campaign Across the River

Sherwood's Notebook: The Campaign Across the River

The Notebook was taken by a startling story in The Washington Post that prominent Republicans were openly critical of GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli and his race for governor. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Julie Carey

Reorganization in Cuccinelli Campaign as McAuliffe Leads in Polls

There is staff reorganization in Ken Cuccinelli's campaign for Virginia governor as recent polls show the Republican trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Thin Turnout at Political Parade in Va.

Thin Turnout at Political Parade in Va.

All seven candidates on Virginia's November statewide election ballot turned out Monday for the annual political parade and speeches in Buena Vista, but they encountered the leanest turnout and lowest rate of... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Why Terry McAuliffe’s Winning in the Race for Governor

Why Terry McAuliffe’s Winning in the Race for Governor

Why is it that McAuliffe is up 48-42 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll among likely voters over his Republican attorney general rival? Simple: Follow the money. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By David Culver

McAuliffe Wants 'Fair Opportunity' for Latinos in Va.

Virginia's Latino community is finding a growing voice in the race for governor. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va.’s First GOP Gov. Supports Democrat McAuliffe

Va.’s First GOP Gov. Supports Democrat McAuliffe

The first Republican to break the stranglehold Democrats held on Virginia's executive mansion since Reconstruction is supporting the Democrat in this fall's race for governor. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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