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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Meet Virginia's New Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Justin Fairfax was sworn in on Saturday, Jan. 18. He's the first African-American man elected to statewide office in the state since 1989. Scroll to meet Fairfax and...View gallery »

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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 »

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 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... 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 McLean Wednesday night.View gallery »

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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 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 »

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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By Brian Witte

Businessman Lollar to Announce Run for Md. Governor

Businessman Lollar to Announce Run for Md. Governor

Charles Lollar, a Charles County businessman, is planning to seek the Republican nomination for governor in Maryland. Read »

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