January 21st, 2014
08:11 PM ET
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
Ex-Gov. McDonnell plays prank on new Gov. McAuliffe
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Virginia
January 13th, 2014
03:54 PM ET
7 months ago

Ex-Gov. McDonnell plays prank on new Gov. McAuliffe

(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."
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
McAuliffe's first order of business: Ethics reform
January 11th, 2014
06:11 PM ET
7 months ago

McAuliffe's first order of business: Ethics reform

(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.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Former Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie expected to announce Senate candidacy
January 10th, 2014
02:42 PM ET
7 months ago

Former Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie expected to announce Senate candidacy

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.

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Filed under: Ed Gillespie • Senate • Virginia
Creigh Deeds introduces mental health legislation
January 7th, 2014
11:22 AM ET
7 months ago

Creigh Deeds introduces mental health legislation

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.

His agenda for the 2014 session includes proposals that would create a psychiatric bed registry and expand the time limit for emergency custody orders.
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Filed under: Creigh Deeds • Mental Health • Virginia
Leading Republican jumps into hot House race
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Virginia
January 7th, 2014
08:02 AM ET
7 months ago

Leading Republican jumps into hot House race

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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Frank Wolf • Virginia
Republican concedes in disputed Virginia AG race
December 18th, 2013
03:08 PM ET
8 months ago

Republican concedes in disputed Virginia AG race

(CNN) – Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain conceded to Democrat Mark Herring on Wednesday in the disputed race for Virginia Attorney General.

Obenshain made the decision with a recount set to conclude.
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Filed under: Virginia
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