2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states
March 4th, 2014
08:51 AM ET
5 months ago

2016 polls: Clinton tops Christie in three major states

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in hypothetical showdowns in three states, according to new multi-state survey.

And a majority of voters questioned the polls by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York state, say they have a favorable view of the former secretary of state and name her most often as the one eligible person that they'd most like to see as the next president.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • New Jersey • New York • Paul Ryan • Polls • Rand Paul • Virginia
February 14th, 2014
07:58 AM ET
5 months ago

Judge deems Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

(CNN) - A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, according to court documents.

"These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution," U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen wrote in her opinion.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Virginia
January 24th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
6 months ago

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, wife plead not guilty to gift charges

Updated 2:39 p.m. ET, 1/23/2014

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell greeted his pastor, acknowledged the media, and proclaimed himself in good health on Friday in court where he and his wife pleaded not guilty to federal charges they accepted illegal gifts.

Considered a possible running mate for Mitt Romney in 2012 and a potential candidate for the White House itself down the road, a one-time rising star of the Republican Party has experienced a slow-motion fall from prominence over a scandal involving fancy clothes, golf clubs and a guy named Jonnie.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
Polls: Warner way ahead of Gillespie in Virginia
January 23rd, 2014
12:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Polls: Warner way ahead of Gillespie in Virginia

(CNN) - Incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, leads Republican challenger Ed Gillespie by a 20 percentage point margin, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The first-term senator and former governor, who's up for re-election in November, carries 50% of Virginia voters, compared to Gillespie's 30% in the hypothetical matchup survey conducted by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ed Gillespie • Mark Warner • Virginia
Virginia attorney general: state's same-sex marriage ban unlawful
January 23rd, 2014
09:12 AM ET
6 months ago

Virginia attorney general: state's same-sex marriage ban unlawful

Updated 11:55 a.m., 1/23/2014

(CNN) – Virginia's new Democratic leadership has declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and won't defend it in federal lawsuits, illustrating how partisan shifts at the top can swiftly move the needle on hot button issues.

"It's time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law," state Attorney General Mark Herring said at a news conference.
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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Virginia
Judge denies McDonnell one-week delay in arraignment
January 22nd, 2014
04:20 PM ET
6 months ago

Judge denies McDonnell one-week delay in arraignment

4:55 p.m. ET, 1/22/2014

(CNN) - A judge has denied Tuesday a request by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to delay his and his wife's arraignment in federal court by one week.

The arraignment is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. in Richmond.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
January 21st, 2014
08:11 PM ET
6 months ago

Cuccinelli calls on Christie to 'step aside' as RGA chairman

Updated 9:02 p.m. ET, 1/21/2014

(CNN) – A prominent Virginia Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, said embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should step down from his new role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

The former Virginia attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial candidate said current investigations into suggested political misconduct by top Christie administration appointees would hinder his ability to successfully campaign for GOP candidates.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Ken Cuccinelli • Virginia
January 21st, 2014
03:47 PM ET
6 months ago

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell indicted in gift scandal

Updated 7:17 p.m. ET, 1/21/2014

(CNN) – Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party who was considered potential presidential material, was indicted along with his wife on Tuesday on federal charges of accepting illegal gifts.

The 14-count indictment, culminating a lengthy investigation of their relationship with a Virginia business executive, alleges fraud by a public official, false statements, and obstruction.

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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
Former RNC Chair Gillespie launches Republican Senate bid
January 16th, 2014
09:43 AM ET
6 months ago

Former RNC Chair Gillespie launches Republican Senate bid

Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET, 1/16/2014

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie on Thursday launched his campaign to try to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia.

"I'm running for Senate because the American Dream is being undermined by policies that move us away from constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty," he said in a video on his new campaign website.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ed Gillespie • Mark Warner • Senate • Virginia
Longtime Democrat to retire from House
January 15th, 2014
11:14 AM ET
6 months ago

Longtime Democrat to retire from House

Washington (CNN) – Add another name to the growing roster of House members retiring at the end of the year rather than running for re-election.

Twelve-term Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of 2014.
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Filed under: Congress • Virginia
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