February 12th, 2014
12:54 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul announces suit against Obama administration over NSA

Updated 7:39 p.m. ET, 2/12/2014

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he’s suing President Barack Obama and top national security officials over the government’s sweeping electronic surveillance program made public by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

The Kentucky Republican and the conservative group FreedomWorks are filing a class-action challenge against the government’s phone metadata collection effort, which stores the numbers and call times of phone calls.
FULL POST


Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • NSA • Rand Paul
Rand Paul to sue Obama administration over NSA
February 11th, 2014
06:45 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul to sue Obama administration over NSA

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will sue President Barack Obama and top officials in the National Security Agency over surveillance.

Paul's political action committee, RandPAC, announced plans by the Kentucky senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate to file a class-action challenge on Wednesday.

FULL POST


Filed under: Edward Snowden • James Clapper • James Comey • Ken Cuccinelli • NSA • President Obama • Rand Paul
RNC Chair to CNN: Christie should stay at RGA
January 22nd, 2014
12:52 PM ET
3 months ago

RNC Chair to CNN: Christie should stay at RGA

Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should remain in his job as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, pushing back on a call from Virginia’s losing GOP gubernatorial candidate for Christie to step down.

“No, not at all,” Preibus told CNN in response to whether he agrees with Ken Cuccinelli’s demand that Christie quit the RGA.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Ken Cuccinelli • Reince Priebus • Republican National Committee • RGA • RNC
January 21st, 2014
08:11 PM ET
3 months ago

Cuccinelli calls on Christie to 'step aside' as RGA chairman

Updated 9:02 p.m. ET, 1/21/2014

(CNN) – A prominent Virginia Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, said embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should step down from his new role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

The former Virginia attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial candidate said current investigations into suggested political misconduct by top Christie administration appointees would hinder his ability to successfully campaign for GOP candidates.

FULL POST


Filed under: Chris Christie • Ken Cuccinelli • Virginia
DNC: Election day 'a very good day to run as a Democrat'
November 6th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
5 months ago

DNC: Election day 'a very good day to run as a Democrat'

(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.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • Chris Christie • DNC • Ken Cuccinelli • New Jersey • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
November 5th, 2013
10:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Virginia governor's race, CNN projects

(CNN) - Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, will beat Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday to become Virginia's next governor, CNN projects, ending a race that largely focused on national issues and saw heated attacks between the two candidates.

In his victory speech, McAuliffe painted his win as a point for bipartisanship.

"This election was never a choice between Democrats and Republicans, it was a choice about whether Virginia would continue the mainstream, bipartisan tradition that has served us so well over the last decade," he said, offering praise to both the incumbent Republican governor and his Republican rival.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Campaigning for Libertarians, Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli in VA
November 5th, 2013
01:08 AM ET
5 months ago

Campaigning for Libertarians, Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli in VA

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Hours before the polls open in Virginia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli enlisted Libertarian hero and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul to speak at a campaign rally in Richmond in a final effort to unite the base.

Supporters who turned out for the late evening event at the Richmond Convention Center embraced a message that focused on Libertarian themes.

FULL POST


Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Libertarian Party • Ron Paul • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Biden frames Virginia governor's election as race against the tea party
November 4th, 2013
11:50 AM ET
6 months ago

Biden frames Virginia governor's election as race against the tea party

(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.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2013 • Joe Biden • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
McAuliffe ahead on eve of Election Day
November 4th, 2013
09:53 AM ET
5 months ago

McAuliffe ahead on eve of Election Day

(CNN) - A new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe maintains his advantage over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, one day before the two candidates square off on Election Day in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

According to the Quinnipiac University survey, McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli among likely voters, 46%-40%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis has support among 8% of likely voters.

FULL POST


Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
November 4th, 2013
07:24 AM ET
6 months ago

Five things to know about this year's most important election

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

Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
« older posts