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Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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By Andrew Salsman

Virginia Ballot Battle Goes On

Virginia Ballot Battle Goes On

Rick Perry is appealing a judge's decision to keep his name off of Virginia's Republican Primary ballot. Read »

Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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By Julie Carey, Tim Persinko

Morning Read: Perry Ballot Challenge

Morning Read: Perry Ballot Challenge

It could be a big day for presidential hopeful Rick Perry and the other GOP contenders who didn't make it onto the Virginia Republican primary ballot. Read »

Monday, Jan 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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By Tim Persinko

Va. AG Backs Off Support for Primary Change

Va. AG Backs Off Support for Primary Change

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is backing off from his earlier tough talk on his state's Republican primary ballot. Read »

Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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By Tim Persinko

Va. GOP Asks Primary Voters For Loyalty Oath

Va. GOP Asks Primary Voters For Loyalty Oath

Voters who want to take part in the Commonwealth's March 6 Republican primary will be asked for a November commitment. Read »

Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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By Amy Ayres

Gingrich Campaign Compares Primary Problems to Pearl Harbor

Gingrich Campaign Compares Primary Problems to Pearl Harbor

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich looks for ways to compete in Virginia -- but his options are limited. Read »

Friday, Dec 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Perry Doesn't Make Virginia Primary Ballot

Perry Doesn't Make Virginia Primary Ballot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to gather enough signatures to get on the ballot for Virginia's March 6 presidential primary. Read »

Friday, Dec 23, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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By Brandon Benavides

Va. GOP Validating Primary Petitions

Va. GOP Validating Primary Petitions

Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Perry turned in signatures to get on the Virginia Primary ballot. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Gingrich Rallies in Rosslyn

Gingrich Rallies in Rosslyn

Signatures to get on the ballot are due Thursday in Gingrich's home state -- or should we say, home commonwealth? Read »

Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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By Julie Carey

Romney Filing for Virginia Primary Tuesday

Romney Filing for Virginia Primary Tuesday

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will be with Mitt Romney as the presidential candidate files for the Virginia primary. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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