Washington (CNN) – Hours before Thursday's final debate in the race for Virginia governor, a leading abortion rights group says it's going up with internet ads that attack the Republican candidate in the race, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, for "meddling in women's private health decisions."
NARAL Pro Choice America tells CNN that they'll spend five figures to run the spot between now and the November 5 election. FULL POST
Washington (CNN) – The Republican and Democratic candidates vying to become Virginia's next governor both addressed the recent government shutdown on the campaign trail, but a new poll indicates the issue had little to no impact on the race.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, less than two weeks before Election day, shows Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe with a 46%-39% advantage over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, with Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis hitting the double digits at 10%.
Updated 10/21/2013 at 5:37pm
Washington (CNN) – Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia joined a host of other Republicans calling for President Barack Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for the rocky enrollment process for Obamacare.
"If President Obama is serious about cleaning up the mess he's created, he'll immediately fire Secretary Sebelius and call on Congress to pass legislation to delay the individual mandate," Cuccinelli said at a campaign event Monday, according to prepared remarks.
Updated 12:44 p.m. ET, 10/21/2013
(CNN) – The right-leaning Richmond Times-Dispatch decided to endorse no candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, a little more than two weeks before Election Day.
"The major-party candidates have earned the citizenry's derision," the editorial board wrote. "The third-party alternative has run a more exemplary race yet does not qualify as a suitable option. We cannot in good conscience endorse a candidate for governor."
(CNN) – New Jersey's largest newspaper backed Republican Gov. Chris Christie in his re-election bid on Sunday, but the editorial was hardly a glowing endorsement.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger argued that the incumbent governor has many flaws but that he would still run the state better than the Democratic nominee, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Virginia gubernatorial hopeful and longtime friend Terry McAuliffe next week, just days before the November 5 election.
McAuliffe's team announced Sunday that the 42nd president will kick off a three-day tour with the Democratic nominee in Virginia on October 27.
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (CNN) – For the first time since the 2008 presidential race, Hillary Clinton made a foray back into the thorny world of campaign politics on Saturday, appearing at a rally for Terry McAuliffe, the longtime Clinton confidant now running for governor of Virginia.
About 600 people showed up to the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, a suburb of Washington, D.C. to witness Clinton's smiling re-emergence on the political scene, showering her with applause when she made even the slightest allusion to running for office again.FULL STORY
Updated 10:06 p.m. ET, 10/17/2013
(CNN) – Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is coming under fire from Virginia Democrats once again for his statements on abortion.
In an interview this week with conservative news organization Newsmax, Cuccinelli responded to criticism about a year-old video in which he said God would impose judgment on the United States for allowing abortion.
Washington (CNN) - The number of furloughed federal government workers applying for unemployment assistance is continuing to rise as the partial government shutdown continues into its third week.
States with large numbers of federal employees are seeing a flood of such applications, and may see more if an agreement is not reached soon to reopen the government.
(CNN) - With three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, a new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe holding a single digit advantage over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the battle for governor.
And the survey, by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, also suggests that the partial government shutdown is hurting Cuccinelli more than McAuliffe. Virginia is home to a large number of federal government and defense industry workers, many of whom have been impacted by the two-week long shutdown.