Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad
August 18th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton isn't running for Congress in Virginia's 10th district. But you wouldn't know that based on a Democratic super PAC web ad targeting the race.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely presidential contender in 2016, is featured prominently in a House Majority PAC web ad released Monday that looks to target Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee for the northern Virginia seat.

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Filed under: Ads • Hillary Clinton • Virginia
Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex marriage ban
July 28th, 2014
01:47 PM ET
3 months ago

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex marriage ban

(CNN) - A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage in another legal victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws," the divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit in Richmond concluded.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Virginia
Corruption trial for Bob McDonnell begins
July 28th, 2014
11:39 AM ET
3 months ago

Corruption trial for Bob McDonnell begins

(CNN) – Jury selection was set to start on Monday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is charged along with his wife of improperly accepting gifts from a businessman while in office in exchange for promoting his company.

McDonnell, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party with potential presidential ambitions, and his wife, Maureen, entered the federal courthouse in Richmond for the trial that is expected to last several weeks.

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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
Senate candidates from Virginia spar, politely, in first debate
July 26th, 2014
08:25 PM ET
3 months ago

Senate candidates from Virginia spar, politely, in first debate

Washington (CNN) – They came ready, aimed and fired – calmly.

On Saturday, the first U.S. Senate debate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie was marked by zings - but also political politesse.

During civil exchanges across 90-minutes stood two Virginians pushing different ideas but also outsize caricatures of the other.

On one side: Gillespie's branding of Warner as a political lapdog for President Barack Obama who's responsible for job-killing policies and who promised to be independent – but is not.  On the other side: Warner's attacks against Gillespie's resume that includes lobbying and stints in Republican Party partisan posts.

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Filed under: Ed Gillespie • Mark Warner • Virginia
July 20th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
3 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Adelson’s $100 million dollar bet?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Big 2014 midterm races and calculations, and a 2016 wrinkle or two, filled a trip around our Inside Politics table to close this Sunday's program.

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Romney heads to Virginia to help former aide
June 17th, 2014
03:42 PM ET
4 months ago

Romney heads to Virginia to help former aide

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is back on the campaign trail, this time in Virginia.

The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee will headline a fundraiser Tuesday evening in the Richmond area for GOP Senate nominee Ed Gillespie.

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Filed under: Ed Gillespie • Mitt Romney • Virginia
Dave Brat makes first post-primary campaign stop
June 17th, 2014
12:17 PM ET
4 months ago

Dave Brat makes first post-primary campaign stop

(CNN) - A week after a major primary upset that rocked the Republican primary, Dave Brat, the little-known economics professor who defeated Rep. Eric Cantor, kicked off his general election campaign.

CNN caught up with Brat outside his home in Glen Allen, Virginia two days after his primary win. But his remarks Tuesday at a Rotary Club breakfast in Richmond mark his first official public appearance since toppling the majority leader in the GOP primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

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Filed under: 2014 • Dave Brat • Virginia
June 12th, 2014
11:52 AM ET
4 months ago

CNN exclusive: Dave Brat: Needs to 'decompress after that election'

(CNN) - After pulling off the biggest upset victory of the primary season, Republican congressional nominee Dave Brat says he's still processing it all.

"I need a few days to decompress after that election," Brat exclusively told CNN on Thursday, two days after the tea party-backed economics professor toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • Virginia
June 11th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
4 months ago

Jack Trammell is the Democrat who no longer has to face Eric Cantor

(CNN) - What a difference 24 hours makes.

Jack Trammell unanimously won the Democratic nomination for Virginia's 7th Congressional District seat at the party convention last weekend. That's because no one else wanted to to run against Rep. Eric Cantor, the second most powerful Republican in the House.

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Filed under: 2014 • Dave Brat • Eric Cantor • Virginia
June 10th, 2014
08:30 PM ET
5 months ago

Big upset: No. 2 House Republican Eric Cantor loses primary

Updated 8:50 a.m. ET, 6/10/2014

(CNN) – In the biggest upset of the year, the No. 2 Republican in the House, Eric Cantor, has lost to his tea party opponent in his primary in Virginia.

With all precincts reporting, Cantor was defeated by his opponent Dave Brat 55% to 44%, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections website.

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Filed under: Eric Cantor • House Republicans • Virginia
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