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."
Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Virginia gubernatorial hopeful and longtime friend Terry McAuliffe next week, just days before the November 5 election.
McAuliffe's team announced Sunday that the 42nd president will kick off a three-day tour with the Democratic nominee in Virginia on October 27.
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (CNN) - For the first time since the 2008 presidential race, Hillary Clinton made a foray back into the thorny world of campaign politics on Saturday, appearing at a rally for Terry McAuliffe, the longtime Clinton confidant now running for governor of Virginia.
About 600 people showed up to the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, a suburb of Washington, D.C. to witness Clinton's smiling re-emergence on the political scene, showering her with applause when she made even the slightest allusion to running for office again.FULL STORY
(CNN) - With three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, a new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe holding a single digit advantage over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the battle for governor.
And the survey, by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, also suggests that the partial government shutdown is hurting Cuccinelli more than McAuliffe. Virginia is home to a large number of federal government and defense industry workers, many of whom have been impacted by the two-week long shutdown.
(CNN) - With less than four weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, a new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a slight eight percentage point lead over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the battle for governor.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday morning, 47% of likely voters in Virginia's November 5 election say they back McAuliffe, a businessman and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who's making his second bid for governor. Thirty-nine percent of those questioned say they support Cuccinelli, with Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis polling at eight percent, and five percent unsure.
Fairfax, Virginia (CNN) - Virginia GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli said Friday that the Affordable Care Act is “the law of the land” and called on members of Congress to pass a short-term spending bill that would bring the ongoing government shutdown to an end.
“This is no way to run a government, especially a super power,” Cuccinelli told reporters after convening a roundtable discussion with area physicians to discuss flaws in the health care law.
Updated 10/1/2013 at 1:36pm
(CNN) - The federal government shutdown is playing out immediately on the campaign trail.
In Virginia, which holds a gubernatorial election in five weeks, the campaigns of Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and businessman and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe are both trying to use the shutdown, which began at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, to their advantage.
Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton delivered a very personal speech in support of her longtime friend Terry McAuliffe Monday night during a fundraiser she held at her home for his Virginia gubernatorial candidacy, one attendee told CNN.
This event marked Clinton's first foray into electoral politics since she left the State Department at the beginning of the year.
Washington (CNN) - The Virginia governor's race has often been looked to as an off-year barometer of national political sentiment.
This year's grind-it-out race, an acrimonious spitball contest between two candidates only slightly more likeable than Walter White, is anything but.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The Virginia governor’s race that has become known for its caustic back-and-forth between candidates didn’t disappoint Wednesday, with personal attacks dominating the debate between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
In the second of three debates, this one held in northern Virginia and sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, both candidates launched into personal attacks in their opening statements and never let up.