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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Terry McAuliffe announces campaign co-chairmen

Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman running for Virginia governor, announced on Friday a team of campaign co-chairmen from across the state. They are: Rep. Gerry Connolly, Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Show More Summary

Group issues proposed guidelines on uranium mining in Va.

The Virginia group tasked with proposing guidelines for how the country’s largest known uranium deposit should be safely mined presented its report to lawmakers Friday. The Uranium Working Group, composed of staff from Virginia’s Department...Show More Summary

Bill Bolling partly pinned hopes on Romney win

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has known since June, when rules for the GOP gubernatorial nomination got changed in the middle of the game, that he had an uphill battle against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. Read full article >>

Controversy escalates after Loudoun supervisor calls atheists ‘terrorists’

This year, Loudoun County leaders hoped to avoid yet another season of controversy and media attention over the placement of holiday displays on the Leesburg courthouse grounds. But the focus on Loudoun's infamous annual debate has only...Show More Summary

Bolling says no ‘current’ plan to run as independent

Lt. Gov. Bolling said he has no current plan to launch an independent bid for governor, but he did not rule out the possibility entirely. Bolling made the comment in an interview Wednesday, hours after announcing via email that he was suspending his campaign for the GOP nomination in the 2013 governor’s race. Read full article >>

Wilder says Va. gubernatorial candidates must take centrist approach

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says a centrist approach offers the key to victory for the field of candidates seeking to lead the commonwealth. The ex-governor, a Democrat, weighed in on the race after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced Wednesday that he would not seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2013. Show More Summary

Connolly falls short paying party dues

There was good news for Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) this election cycle: After barely holding his seat in 2010, he won reelection this time with more than 60 percent of the vote. And he did so with plenty of cash to spare in his campaign account. Read full article >>

Is Bolling mulling an independent bid for governor?

Is Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling really bowing out of the Virginia governor’s race — or simply changing gears to run as an independent? The wording of the statement Bolling issued via e-mail Wednesday has some political watchers wondering. One of them said the lieutenant governor hinted at a potential third-party bid on the phone Wednesday. Read full article >>

In Fairfax County, a tough budget season lies ahead

With the economy still struggling to recover, Fairfax County is preparing for at least two more years of tough budgetary choices, the county’s top appointed official said Tuesday. In a presentation to county supervisors and School Board...Show More Summary

Tom Perriello silent as speculation swirls on gubernatorial run

A potentially crowded Virginia gubernatorial race has in recent days essentially winnowed down to just two men — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) and businessman Terry McAuliffe (D). But some Democrats are still hoping for one more entrant: ex-Rep. Tom Perriello. Read full article >>

Bill Bolling to drop out of Va. governor race

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling plans to drop out of the 2013 race for Virginia governor, according to multiple media reports, likely clearing the way for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II to secure the Republican nomination. Read full article >>

Cuccinelli seems to agree voter fraud helped Obama

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, a Republican running for governor next year, seemed to agree in a recent radio interview that voter fraud helped President Obama win reelection. During a Nov. 20 interview, two WMAL radio hosts discussed...Show More Summary

Obenshain announces bid for attorney general

State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain on Tuesday formally announced his bid for Virginia attorney general, an office his late father, Richard Obenshain, sought unsuccessfully in 1969. At a Capitol Square news conference, Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)...Show More Summary

Pete Snyder running for Virginia lieutenant governor

Pete Snyder, a technology entrepreneur and former Fox News commentator who oversaw Republican campaigns in Virginia this year, announced Monday that he will run for lieutenant governor. Snyder, 40, began serving as a paid commentator on Fox last summer while in the thick of Virginia’s heated races for president and U.S. Show More Summary

Delgaudio is prime topic at Loudoun meeting

The ongoing investigation of controversial Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) was the main topic at a heated town hall meeting in Leesburg on Tuesday night. Scores of Loudoun residents filled the county boardroom and many questioned Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott K. Show More Summary

Chopra receive endorsements in bid for lt. governor

Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s first chief technology officer, announced Monday that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Democratic congressman Rick Boucher have endorsed his bid for lieutenant governor. Chopra, a Democrat who was secretary of technology under former governor Timothy M. Show More Summary

McDonnell weighs tying gas tax to price of fuel

Anyone trying to read the tea leaves on transportation funding in Virginia might want to take note: Within the space of 60 seconds Monday, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) mentioned not once, but twice, that the gas tax is the only major state levy that does not rise with prices. Read full article >>

Va. business, legislative leaders wary of ‘fiscal cliff’

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) emerged from a closed-door meeting with legislative and business leaders Monday to say most were looking warily toward Washington, concerned that Virginia will take an outsize hit if Congress and the White House fail to avert the “fiscal cliff.” Read full article >>

County officials line up behind shelter

While opponents of the creation of an Arlington County homeless services center, including a 24/7 year-round shelter, have made a lot of noise over the past year, they are going up against unified official and significant unofficial support. Read full article >>

Allen, Kaine advisers look back at hard-fought Virginia Senate race

A week before Election Day, George Allen’s campaign team got back the results of their final internal poll, and they liked what they saw. The numbers showed Allen (R) leading Timothy M. Kaine (D) in Virginia’s marquee U.S. Senate race by 5 points, and Mitt Romney (R) ahead of President Obama in the commonwealth by the same margin. Show More Summary

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