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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 Bob Lewis

Documents: SEC Probing McAuliffe's Former E-Car Firm

Documents: SEC Probing McAuliffe's Former E-Car Firm

The electric-car company headed until last fall by Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and a sister company led by the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are under... 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 »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Va. Gubernatorial Debate Set for Sept. 25

Va. Gubernatorial Debate Set for Sept. 25

The commonwealth's gubernatorial candidates will debate on Northern Virginia business and the economy. The debate will air live Wednesday, Sept. 25. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

McAuliffe Continues Slight Lead in Va. Gov. Race

McAuliffe Continues Slight Lead in Va. Gov. Race

However, the lead isn't statistically significant. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Michelle Obama Campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia

Michelle Obama Campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia

First lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Democrat Terry McAuliffe Thursday afternoon in his bid to become Virginia's next governor. Read »

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

McAuliffe Ad Contends He Helped Pass Roads Measure

McAuliffe Ad Contends He Helped Pass Roads Measure

Democrat Terry McAuliffe's campaign ad about the major transportation measure passed by Virginia's General Assembly this year is one of the more benign likely to be seen in the advertising clash in this... Read »

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

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Split Time at VPAP Luncheon

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Split Time at VPAP Luncheon

It wasn't a debate, but the two candidates for governor of Virginia separately addressed the same crowd at a Richmond luncheon Thursday. 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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