(CNN) – Campaigning for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee in Virginia's gubernatorial race, Vice President Joe Biden depicted Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli as a puppet of the tea party and framed the race as a referendum on the conservative grassroots movement, one day before voters head to the polls on Election Day.
"I'm not just here for Terry. I'm not just here because I'm a Democrat. I'm here because this race matters well beyond the state of Virginia," Biden said Monday at a campaign event in Annandale, Virginia.
Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - The Virginia governor's race, billed as the marquee battle of an otherwise anticlimactic 2013 election cycle, is shaping up to be a foregone conclusion.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the longtime political fixer and moneyman, hasn't trailed in a poll since May. Barring a political miracle, Republican Ken Cuccinelli will be delivering a concession speech on Tuesday evening in Richmond.FULL STORY
Arlington, Virginia (CNN) - President Barack Obama sidestepped talking about his signature achievement, health care reform, and instead focused on the politics of the government shutdown in a campaign rally to help Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe get over the finish line in Tuesday's governor's race.
McAuliffe, a best friend of the Clinton family, has been ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli, even if marginally, in every poll of the race taken since mid-July. A victory here Tuesday night could provide some cover to the Obama administration, which has been under fire for a month for the botched roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's sign-up website for the insurance exchange system October 1.
Washington (CNN) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a seven-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the marquee political battle for Virginia governor, according to a new poll.
And with four days to go until Election Day 2013, the survey from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University indicates that the third party candidate in the race could be the deciding factor in the outcome of the election.
(CNN) - Most New Jersey voters in a new poll want Republican Gov. Chris Christie to serve a second term. But only about half think he should make a White House run and they're split on whether he'd make a good president.
The release on Tuesday of the Quinnipiac University survey comes one week before the gubernatorial election in the Garden State, a contest that Christie is expected to easily win.
(CNN) - In a race already peppered with heated rhetoric and negative campaign ads, the attacks did not let up in the third and final debate between the two candidates vying for Virginia’s governor.
Leading in the polls since the partial federal government shutdown, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe hit opponent Ken Cuccinelli over social issues like abortion and gay rights while Cuccinelli fought back, linking McAuliffe to Obamacare and its rocky roll-out, asking "Why would we expand failure?”
Issues discussed ranged from gun control to bipartisan compromise in the wake of Washington’s shutdown showdown. Though the attacks varied little from previous debates, the candidates hit the ground running, first decrying their opponent’s respective financial plans for the Commonwealth.
Washington (CNN) – Hours before Thursday's final debate in the race for Virginia governor, a leading abortion rights group says it's going up with internet ads that attack the Republican candidate in the race, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, for "meddling in women's private health decisions."
NARAL Pro Choice America tells CNN that they'll spend five figures to run the spot between now and the November 5 election. FULL POST
Washington (CNN) – The Republican and Democratic candidates vying to become Virginia's next governor both addressed the recent government shutdown on the campaign trail, but a new poll indicates the issue had little to no impact on the race.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, less than two weeks before Election day, shows Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe with a 46%-39% advantage over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, with Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis hitting the double digits at 10%.
Updated 12:44 p.m. ET, 10/21/2013
(CNN) – The right-leaning Richmond Times-Dispatch decided to endorse no candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, a little more than two weeks before Election Day.
"The major-party candidates have earned the citizenry's derision," the editorial board wrote. "The third-party alternative has run a more exemplary race yet does not qualify as a suitable option. We cannot in good conscience endorse a candidate for governor."
(CNN) – New Jersey's largest newspaper backed Republican Gov. Chris Christie in his re-election bid on Sunday, but the editorial was hardly a glowing endorsement.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger argued that the incumbent governor has many flaws but that he would still run the state better than the Democratic nominee, state Sen. Barbara Buono.