(CNN) – Outgoing Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia on Tuesday proposed a $38.3 million budget for mental health services over the next two years. While officials say the budget and other initiatives have been in the works for while, the announcement comes less than a month after Democratic state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed […]
(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell weighed in on the commonwealth's mental health system Tuesday, more than a week after state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son stabbed his father repeatedly before killing himself. In an interview with radio station WTOP, the Republican governor also said he thinks the GOP candidate in the Virginia attorney general's race […]
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has now pushed through a new evaluation system that will assign A-through-F grades to each public school, based largely on students’ standardized test scores. The state Board of Education just approved criteria (see below) for the new scheme, which was part of the governor’s 2013 school reform efforts. What Virginians don’t know, […]
Thursday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) will join Chuck from the RGA annual meeting to discuss the GOP’s identity crisis; Fmr. Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), fmr. Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and fmr. Denver Mayor Wellington Webb ( …
Include Being self-aware can be a curse. You never give yourself the easy way out. It's a challenge. But, wow, does it beat the alternative. Progress VA: Virginia residents are tired of picking up the tab for Governor Bob McDonnell's...Show More Summary
Creigh Deeds, a Democrat Virginia state senator who lost to Republican Bob McDonnell in the 2009 gubernatorial election, is reportedly in critical condition after having been stabbed in his home. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reportedShow More Summary
In 2009, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell raised $24 million in a winning campaign that outspent his Democratic opponent by $7 million. Four years later in 2013, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli raised $20.9 million in a losing campaign in which his Democratic opponent outspent him by more than $13 million. Show More Summary
(RICHMOND, Va.) — The head of the dietary supplement maker at the heart of a political scandal involving Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell plans to resign in December. Star Scientific Inc. said Thursday that CEO Jonnie R. Williams and president Paul Perito will step down after its shareholder meeting Dec. Show More Summary
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cucinnelli’s loss to former Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday in the race to replace Old Dominion’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell carries with it grave and far-reaching political implications. What those implications may be, however, varies dramatically depending on whom you ask.
You’ve heard plenty about Terry McAuliffe – now it’s time to meet the new first family. Like outgoing Gov. Bob McDonnell, the governor-elect has five children – and two are living with their parents, which should bring some of McAuliffe’s trademark playfulness to the governor’s mansion in Richmond. (But no engagements that we’ve heard […]
GOP Screwed the Cooch– In 2009, the GOP spent more than $9 million in Virginia to elect Bob McDonnell. Politico However, the GOP only spent $3 million in Virginia this election cycle. The GOP released this statement this morning. Here’s … Continue reading ?
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has defeated Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race to become the next governor of Virginia in the seat currently occupied by Republican Bob McDonnell.
Why is Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia? The electorate looks more like it did in 2012 (when Barack Obama won re-election) than 2009 (when Republican Bob McDonnell won the gubernatorial race), according to the early exit polls.Party ID2009: R …
When Chris Christie was first elected governor of New Jersey in November 2009, his win--along with that of Bob McDonnell in Virgina--was seen as the first sign of the Tea Party's political muscle. Two months later, Scott Brown (R) would win the special Senate election in Massachusetts. Show More Summary
My new Bloomberg View column weighs in on topics that have been much discussed in this space: why Cuccinelli is behind in the polls in Virginia, and whether it's because of his social conservatism.Republican Bob McDonnell, the current...Show More Summary
AP Images/Steve Helber K en Cuccinelli wasn’t even supposed to be running. Among Virginia Republicans, everyone knew the order of succession—after Governor Bob McDonnell wrapped up his term in office, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling was supposed to be next up. Show More Summary
In a display of bipartisan support for two fired Associated Press employees, several of Virginia's top elected officials are hosting a post-election gathering in their honor. Republican Governor Bob McDonnell and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will host the Nov. Show More Summary
Gov. Bob McDonnell hailed strong Amtrak ridership in Virginia, as the state said Amtrak ridership has grown more than 99 percent since 2009.
Tucker Martin is the communications director for Bob McDonnell, the Governor of Virginia. Over the weekend, he set out to do a little hunting and, in the process, lost Blue, one of his hunting dogs. So he did what any savvy person would do in that situation. He tweeted about it. Show More Summary
Regular Liberaland readers know that we have been following the travails of scandal-plagued Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), who has been the focus of a federal investigation into misappropriation of campaign funds. The latest revelation got buried in the weekend news cycle: The wealthy Virginia businessman and political donor at the center of the federal investigation […]