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Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

Va. Dems Want McDonnell to Investigate Voter Lines

Virginia Democrats are calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell to get to the bottom of what caused hours-long waits on Election Day in urban areas across the commonwealth. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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By Julie Carey
      

Kaine: Virginia’s Still Purple

Senator-elect Tim Kaine and Gov. Bob McDonnell reacted to Tuesday's elections results. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:42 AM
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By Bob Lewis
      

McDonnell Serves Up Red Meat for RNC

Gov. Bob McDonnell is planning a speech that offers the crimson red meat to hungry conservatives attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Read »

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Virginia GOPs Slam Akin's Rape Remarks

Virginia GOPs Slam Akin's Rape Remarks

George Allen and Bob McDonnell are criticizing a Missouri congressman who said a woman's body "has ways" to prevent pregnancy after rape. Read »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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By Julie Carey

Spotsylvania Co. Asks Gov. to Drop I-95 Toll Plan

Spotsylvania Co. Asks Gov. to Drop I-95 Toll Plan

Opposition to Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to charge a toll on Interstate 95 near the Virginia-North Carolina is growing, and even some northern Virginia elected leaders are urging the governor to drop the plan. Read »

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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By Julie Carey
      

Crucial Commonwealth Campaign for GOP, Dems

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kicks off a new multi-state bus tour Saturday in Virginia, a state where voters are split almost even between Romney and President Barack Obama. Read »

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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By Julie Carey
      

High Stakes for GOP Platform Committee

As chairman of the GOP Convention platform committee, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his goal is to create a document that captures the “heart and soul” of the Republican party. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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By Jim Iovino

McDonnell Joins Mitt Romney's Va. Bus Tour

McDonnell Joins Mitt Romney's Va. Bus Tour

Mitt Romney will launch his new bus tour Saturday in Virginia. And Bob McDonnell will be there. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: McDonnell for VP Deserves 2nd Look

Opinion: McDonnell for VP Deserves 2nd Look

It's the economy, stupid. And Virginia just posted a surplus. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Unemployment Down in DC

PM Read: Unemployment Down in DC

The District unemployment rate fell in June, but unemployment numbers increased slightly in neighboring Maryland and Virginia. 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
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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