(CNN) - The race for governor in Virginia couldn't get any tighter.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli both stand at 38% among registered voters in a poll released Wednesday from Quinnipiac University. Another 21% said they didn't know which candidate they'd support. Virginia will decide on a new governor in November.
Washington (CNN) - If at first you don't succeed, try to change the rules.
A proposal under consideration in Virginia's Republican-led state legislature would change how the commonwealth allocates its 13 electoral votes in the wake of Democratic President Barack Obama's re-election last November.FULL STORY
Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) – House Republican leaders are talking to rank and file GOP members about passing a short-term extension of the debt ceiling, perhaps one that just authorized the nation's borrowing authority for a couple of months.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told reporters it was one option in a morning discussion with all House Republicans about legislative strategy for the first few months of the new Congress.
(CNN) – While two-thirds of Virginia voters say they want armed guards in schools, the voting bloc is more split on their opinions over gun control laws in general, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
By a margin of 66%-29%, voters say they support the idea of placing an armed police officer in every school, a proposal pushed by the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting last month.
(CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday during an annual address that his proposal to eliminate the commonwealth’s gas tax, increase its sales tax and enact a new fee on alternative fuel vehicles was an “innovative” plan that could shore up long-standing shortfalls in Virginia’s transportation budget.
Speaking to Virginia’s General Assembly during his State of the Commonwealth speech, McDonnell said that the plan wouldn’t suit all legislators, but it was a necessary compromise for new infrastructure to be developed.
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) - A second Republican governor on Tuesday expressed his openness to considering arming school personnel, including teachers, as a line of defense against violence such as the Friday shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did not outwardly endorse such a plan, but cautioned against immediately rejecting it.
(CNN) – Another high-profile Democrat with strong backing from the National Rifle Association said Monday it was time for tougher gun laws.
"I believe every American has Second Amendment rights. The ability to hunt is part of our culture. I have an NRA rating of an 'A,' but enough is enough," Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia told WBBT, a local CNN affiliate in Richmond.
(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Friday will endorse state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, two sources confirm to CNN.
"I have known Ken for years and consider him not only a strong leader for conservative principles but a dear friend who I have been proud to stand side-by-side with in the fights crucial to the future of our nation,” Santorum said a statement to be released Friday from Patriot Voices PAC, the political action committee he chairs. The statement was obtained by CNN Thursday night.