Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – The widow and daughter of a Virginia police officer killed in the line of duty endorse Ken Cuccinelli for governor in a new television commercial that will start running throughout the commonwealth on Monday, a Cuccinelli campaign adviser tells CNN.
Cuccinelli’s first TV ad since accepting the Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination Saturday doesn’t talk about his plan to fix the economy or lower taxes, but rather it seeks to paint him as a compassionate individual who will never leave your side.
“I honestly don’t know how I survived it,” Sue Garbarino says about the murder of her husband, Fairfax County Police Officer Michael Garbarino, in May 2006. “I just needed to be there for my girls. Every time I was in the hospital, I would see Ken Cuccinelli. I will never forget that.”
(CNN) – An outspoken and provocative conservative who emerged from Saturday's Republican Party of Virginia Convention as the party's nominee for lieutenant governor once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and blasted African-Americans for their "slavish devotion" to the Democratic Party.
E.W. Jackson, an African-American pastor and attorney from Chesapeake, made the comments in a self-produced "message to black Christians" posted on YouTube last year.
(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver biting criticism to President Barack Obama for recent controversies surrounding his administration in a speech Saturday to Virginia Republicans as they nominate GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli in the state's gubernatorial race.
According to Jindal’s prepared remarks provided to CNN, the Republican governor will address the IRS’ extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, calling for jail time for members of the IRS involved in the targeting.
(CNN) - Dorothy McAuliffe is standing by her man, Terry McAuliffe, after Republican critics have attacked the Virginia gubernatorial candidate for not being the best husband based on some anecdotes in his book.
In his 2007 memoir, "What a Party," the former Democratic National Committee chairman details times when his job kept him busy, like when he left his wife in the car to attend a fundraiser on the way home from the hospital where she had just given birth.
(CNN) – Six months before Virginia voters choose a new governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has a slight advantage over his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, a poll released Thursday showed.
McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and major party fundraiser, had the support of 43% of registered voters in the Quinnipiac University survey, while Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli was at 38%. That margin was just inside the poll's sampling error.
(CNN) – With less than six months before Election Day in Virginia's gubernatorial race, a new poll indicates the race is still tight.
(CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell got some good news Monday after a new poll indicated the Republican governor's approval ratings remained high among voters in the commonwealth.
The numbers were released a week after the Washington Post reported the FBI was probing ties between the Republican governor and a top campaign donor who paid for catering at McDonnell's daughter's wedding.
(CNN) – Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli are both introducing themselves to Virginia voters in biographical television spots six months before the commonwealth chooses its next governor.
Washington (CNN) – With a little more than seven months left until election day in Virginia, a new poll indicates the state’s voters know very little about either of the two major party candidates running for governor.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 63% of voters in the state don't know enough about Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe to form an opinion. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate, is slightly better known, but the survey indicates that 44% don't know enough about him to form an opinion.
(CNN) – It's a two man race in this year's gubernatorial battle in Virginia.
Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced Tuesday that "after a great deal of consideration I have decided that I will not be an Independent candidate for Governor this year."