Washington (CNN) – With 10 months to go before Virginia's gubernatorial election, a new survey indicates the race is all tied up.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning, 40% of Virginia voters say that if the November election were held today, they'd vote for the likely Democratic nominee, former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, with 39% saying they'd support Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the likely Republican nominee.
(CNN) - Terry McAuliffe, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in Virginia's gubernatorial race, called for extending the option of school resource officers to elementary schools.
In a statement Wednesday, McAuliffe said last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that resulted in 20 children and six adults dead "remind(s) us that we must take any reasonable action to make our children safer."
(CNN) - Democrat Tom Perriello announced his decision not to run for governor of Virginia next year, making room for what is expected to be a race between former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Washington (CNN) – On a brisk Sunday in Washington, President Barack Obama took a short trip to Joint Base Andrews to play golf with big names in the Democratic Party - former President Bill Clinton and Clinton's longtime aide and candidate for governor in Virginia Terry McAuliffe, as well as U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.
Clinton and Obama have a history of golfing with one another. In September of 2011, a golf outing by the former and current presidents fostered the tight relationship that was featured throughout the 2012 campaign.
Washington (CNN) - Terry McAuliffe is quickly building his campaign for Virginia governor.
A week after the former Democratic National Committee chairman and former top adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton announced that he'll make a second run for Virginia governor, he has hired a campaign manager and deputy campaign manager.
Washington (CNN) - It's take two for Terry McAuliffe.
The former Democratic National Committee chairman and former top adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton announced on Thursday that he'll make a second run for Virginia governor.
(CNN) - Were he in presidential candidate Mitt Romney's shoes, former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour said he would release more than two years’ tax documents, something Democrats have repeatedly called on Romney to do.
"I would," Barbour said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "But should it be an issue in the campaign? I don't think it amounts to diddly."
(CNN) – Urging President Obama to "amp it up," former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said the president should invite the world's oil experts down to the Gulf to brainstorm a solution to the BP oil disaster.
"If I were President Obama I would call everybody in from all over the world. I have got no pride in this. We have got to shut this down," McAuliffe told CNN.
McAuliffe declined to join the chorus of critics who say the president hasn't shown enough emotion during the crisis. Still the one-time party chairman said former President Bill Clinton "probably would have moved the White House down there."
Washington (CNN) - One of the Democrats being "targeted" by Sarah Palin is now getting some fundraising help from Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who is staying active in Virginia politics as he mulls a second run at the governor's mansion.
Rep. Tom Perriello is one of 20 House Democrats who voted for health care reform legislation that Palin hopes to boot from office in November.
An image on her Facebook page this week featured crosshairs trained on the districts of the vulnerable Democrats in question – a move that has Democrats claiming Palin is inciting violence against Democrats.
Washington (CNN) – Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who sought the Virginia governorship last year and could do so again in 2013, has some choice words for Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli when it comes to health care reform.
McDonnell signed a bill Wednesday to bar the federal government from forcing state residents to purchase health insurance. Cuccinelli has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration arguing that the health care bill's mandate that individuals purchase insurance violates Virginia law.
Both Republicans, McAuliffe told CNN, "are playing a divisive game of politics that hurts Virginia families and clearly hurts and affects the health care of millions of Virginians."
"This is all bogus," he said in a phone interview. "It's nothing more than pure politics. These lawsuits will not be successful. This is more about playing to their own political base."
McAuliffe predicted that voters will warm to health care reform now that a single piece of legislation has been signed into law and the benefits can be clearly explained. Health care reform, he said, will provide prescription drug coverage to millions of seniors, cut the federal deficit and give tax credits to small businesses in Virginia. The law will "turbo-charge the economy," he added.
"This bill will literally benefit millions and millions of Virginians, and here we have the governor and the attorney general of Virginia filing a frivolous lawsuit," he said. "It's crazy."