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.
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.
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.
(CNN) - Newly-minted Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, who was sworn in on Saturday, said Monday that his predecessor left him a few presents at the Executive Mansion.
"(Former Gov. Bob) McDonnell left a few items for me," McAuliffe, a Democrat, said at his first Cabinet meeting. "One was pretty cute; he had an alarm clock hidden in a drawer."
(CNN) - Hours after his inauguration as Virginia’s 72nd governor – and in the wake of a scandal that engulfed his predecessor – Terry McAuliffe has made ethics reform his first order of business, instituting tighter limits between public officials and lobbyists like he once was.
The executive order signed by McAuliffe Saturday establishes a gift limit of $100 for all administration officials and their families, including the governor himself. It also creates a three-person ethics commission to enforce the limit and determine whether particular gifts are acceptable.
Washington (CNN) – Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie is expected to soon announce he will seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat in Virginia currently held by Democrat Mark Warner, who is running for re-election next year, a Republican familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
He has informed some party leaders he will mount the campaign after testing the waters and could announce his candidacy as early as next week the source said.
Updated 6:17 p.m. ET, 1/7/2014
Washington (CNN) - Roughly two months after Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times by his son, the Democratic lawmaker is introducing new legislation that targets mental health services in the commonwealth.
Washington (CNN) - A former aide to retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia Tuesday is officially jumping into the race for his U.S. House seat, which will be among the most contested and expensive congressional battles in this November's midterm elections.
Three-term state delegate Barbara Comstock will formally declare her candidacy Tuesday morning, her campaign told CNN.
Update 3:53 p.m., 12/17/2013
Washington (CNN) – Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2014, setting up a competitive race to replace him in the suburbs and exurbs outside Washington, D.C.
Wolf, first elected in 1980 and the dean of the Virginia delegation, said in a written statement that he was grateful to his constituents for his 34 years of service in Congress, but he's decided to focus on other efforts.