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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 »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Election Day in Virginia

Virginians headed to the polls Tuesday, including Republican Ken Cuccinelli and... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Big Names in Final 'Get Out the Vote' Push in Virginia

President Barack Obama headlined a rally for the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, Terrry McAuliffe, Sunday afternoon at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School. 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 3:06 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Images From the Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of Virginia debated in... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Va Tech, Roanoke TV Station to Host October Debate

Va Tech, Roanoke TV Station to Host October Debate

Virginia will have a third debate between its gubernatorial candidates after all. 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 »

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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.
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 Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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