Something appears to be seriously amiss with the Republican Party of Virginia. There's the right-wing gubernatorial candidate, the right-wing candidate for lieutenant governor, and the right-wing candidate for state attorney general. Making matters worse, there's the scandal-plag …
Polls have just closed in Virginia, where Democrats are selecting nominees for this fall's races for lieutenant governor and attorney general. Voters in both parties are also picking candidates for state House races, the most notable...Show More Summary
The polls are open across Virginia. Yes, they are. Democrats will select their lieutenant governor and attorney general nominees. A handful of House contests are on the radar, too, including the bruising contests for the open 85th District seat and the Joe May-Dave LaRock battle in the 33rd Read full article >>
Virginia Democrats go to the polls Tuesday to select their nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general (gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is unopposed). Turnout will be very low – thanks in part to The Washington Post. Show More Summary
Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain isn’t going to be labeled a carpetbagger in his Virginia state attorney general’s race. His Web site states: “He has served as the chairman of two Republican committees, has been a delegate to every Republican … Continue reading ?
(CNN) – Ongoing questions into Attorney General Eric Holder's handling of leak probes – and now his role in government phone surveillance – should lead him to at least consider resigning, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday. Manchin, a conservative Democrat often at odds with President Barack Obama's administration, said any government […]
Congressmen James Sensenbrenner of WI and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia were upset that the attorney general had a deputy respond to a request about a leak investigation when they wanted a direct response from Eric Holder. Goodlatte and Sensenbrenner last week asked Holder to give them more details about his role in the Justice Department’s [...]
The Virginia gubernatorial race hasn’t attracted the attention of many people beyond the media, which is starved for a political race to cover in 2013. Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II and Democratic mega-fundraiser Terry McAuliffe both have high negative … Continue reading ?
On Tuesday, a task force commissioned by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli found no legal basis for either the governor or the general assembly to automatically restore the voting rights of former convicted felons, but the governor found a way to do it anyway, Colorlines' Brentin Mock reports. Gov. Show More Summary
Like any good soap opera, Virginia’s Giftgate scandal only grows more interesting as time goes on. The latest twist is that in early November, Attorney General Kenneth N. Cuccinelli II apparently sent a letter to Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring asking him to investigate whether Gov. Show More Summary
Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic operative embroiled in a tight race to become Virginia's next governor, knows a thing or two about conservatives like his Republican opponent, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. That's in part because his older brother, Joseph McAuliffe, spent two decades as a Republican activist who worked for evangelical leader Pat Robertson's presidential [...]
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), the Republican nominee for governor, endorsed his newly-nominated running mate, Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., but refused to say whether he agreed with Jackson’s myriad controversial comments. Cuccinelli told a crowd in Abingdon, VA on Monday that he wants Jackson, as Lt. Governor, breaking ties in the currently split [...]
Gage Skidmore / Flickr Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli speaking at the 2012 Liberty Political Action Conference in Chantilly, Virginia. Ken Cuccinelli’s plan for winning the Virginia gubernatorial race is straightforward....Show More Summary
On Saturday, Virginia state Sen. Mark Obenshain clinched his party's nomination for attorney general in the November election. And much like the rest of the GOP ticket, he's got some baggage. Think Progress swiftly unearthed a bill he...Show More Summary
The Virginia Republican Party was already taking a risk, dumping a gubernatorial primary election in favor of a convention, in order to assure the ideologically emphatic Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II the nomination. Then on Saturday, a small turnout of … Continue reading ?
At its nominating convention Saturday, the Republican Party of Virginia selected three candidates for the November 2013 statewide elections. Their selections — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II for governor, Bishop E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor, and State Senator Mark Obenshain for attorney general — represent three of the most vocally anti-LGBT figures in the history [...]
Justin Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor who's seeking the democratic nomination for Virginia Attorney General, has earned the endorsement of the Washington Post in his race against Mark R. Herring. This 34 year Fairfax, a Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
This weekend the Virginia Republican Party officially nominated vicious anti-gay activist E.W. Jackson to be Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's running mate in the November gubernatorial race. Today Right Wing Watch posted a recap of statements by Jackson, many of which have appeared here on JMG over the last two years. Show More Summary
If a woman in Virginia has a miscarriage, they must report it within 24 hours to the police or risk going to jail for a full year. At least, that’s what would have happened if a bill introduced by Virginia state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R) had become law. And yet, the Virginia Republican Party wants [...]
When it comes to culture-war politics and candidates for statewide office, it's tempting to think Virginia's state attorney general and Republican gubernatorial hopeful, Ken Cuccinelli, represents an extreme wing of his party. But over the weekend, the Virginia GOP officially no …