(CNN) - The Republican in Virginia's attorney general race will request a recount after the official results released Monday showed state Sen. Mark Obenshain behind Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring by a razor-thin margin of about .007%.
Obenshain lost by 165 votes out of 2.2 million, marking the closest statewide race in Virginia's history.
(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 should request a recount after official results Monday showed the Democrat won by a razor-thin margin.
(CNN) - The Republican who lost by a sliver in Virginia's attorney general will wait a few more days before deciding whether to request a recount, his campaign said Monday.
The announcement came the same day as Virginia's Board of Election's ruled that Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring officially beat Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by 165 votes out of about 2.2 million.
Updated 11/13/2013 at 5:58 p.m. ET
(CNN) – Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring was 164 votes ahead of Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain on Wednesday afternoon in an unofficial tally in the race for Virginia Attorney General.
Should Herring become the certified winner, he would be the third of three Democrats to win top-of-the-ballot seats. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe won the gubernatorial race and Democrat Ralph Northam was elected lieutenant governor.
(CNN) – A fix that will allow Americans to shop for and enroll in federal health care exchanges online is coming soon, President Barack Obama reassured supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Dallas on Wednesday.
Speaking more than a month after the exchanges’ disastrous rollout, Obama again said he was frustrated a key portion of his signature law wasn’t working the way he’d planned.
(CNN) – Marty Walsh was at home Tuesday night watching the election results for Boston's mayoral race when he turned to his wife and said, "I bet it would be funny if I got a call tonight from the White House."
Ten minutes later, the phone rang.
(CNN) - National Democrats touted their 2013 election victories in New York and Virginia as 2014 bellwethers while writing off Gov. Chris Christie's New Jersey landslide.
Representatives of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee held a conference call Wednesday with reporters to lay out their vision for the coming midterm election.
Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio downplayed Wednesday any national takeaways from GOP Gov. Chris Christie's crushing victory in the blue state of New Jersey and Republican Ken Cuccinelli's loss in Virginia, saying what happened in Tuesday's elections carry little implications for the future of the GOP.
"I think we need to understand that some of these races don't apply to future races. Every race is different–it has a different set of factors–but I congratulate (Christie) on his win," he told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.
Updated 11/6/2013 at 10:25 a.m. ET
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden called several winners in Tuesday's elections, including reaching out to the new mayor of a town in Iowa - a contest that had garnered national attention, an official in the Vice President's office confirmed.
The Vice President reached out to Tuesday evening to new Coralville, Iowa mayor John Lundell after Americans For Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch Brothers, weighed in against his candidacy and that of two city council members. The conservative national advocacy group got involved because of the city's debt.
Washington (CNN) - There was little drama in the four key races we were watching Tuesday night. But the off-year elections were viewed as much for what they would say about next year's midterm elections and the next presidential contest in three years.
Here are five things we learned Tuesday night:FULL STORY