GOP congressman's retirement could put key district in play
December 17th, 2013
02:16 PM ET
9 months ago

GOP congressman's retirement could put key district in play

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.
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Virginia governor announces millions for mental health
December 10th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
10 months ago

Virginia governor announces millions for mental health

(CNN) – Outgoing Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia proposed $38.3 million in new funds Tuesday for mental health services over the next two years.

While officials say the budget plans and other initiatives have been in the works for a while, the announcement comes less than a month after Democratic state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed more than 10 times by his son, who then shot and killed himself.
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Dates set in Virginia attorney general recount
Republican Mark Obenshain
December 4th, 2013
03:32 PM ET
10 months ago

Dates set in Virginia attorney general recount

(CNN) - The dates have been set for the recount to determine the Virginia attorney general's race, after Democrat Mark Herring beat Republican Mark Obenshain last month by a tiny margin of 165 votes out of 2.2 million.

Officials will begin counting votes in Fairfax county on December 16 and in the rest of the counties on December 17.
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Republican to ask for recount in Virginia AG race
November 26th, 2013
04:38 PM ET
10 months ago

Republican to ask for recount in Virginia AG race

(CNN) - The Republican in Virginia's attorney general race will request a recount after the official results released Monday showed state Sen. Mark Obenshain behind Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring by a razor-thin margin of about .007%.

Obenshain lost by 165 votes out of 2.2 million, marking the closest statewide race in Virginia's history.
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McDonnell talks mental health, attorney general's race
November 26th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
10 months ago

McDonnell talks mental health, attorney general's race

(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell weighed in on the commonwealth's mental health system Tuesday, more than a week after state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son stabbed his father repeatedly before killing himself.

In an interview with radio station WTOP, the Republican governor also said he thinks the GOP candidate in the Virginia attorney general's race should request a recount after official results Monday showed the Democrat won by a razor-thin margin.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Virginia
Creigh Deeds: 'I am alive for a reason'
November 25th, 2013
10:06 PM ET
10 months ago

Creigh Deeds: 'I am alive for a reason'

(CNN) - Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who was stabbed multiple times by his son, said he will work to change how mental health services are delivered so that "other families don't have to go through what we are living."

Deeds' son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, committed suicide after the fight.

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By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain
November 25th, 2013
12:13 PM ET
10 months ago

By tiny margin, Dem declared official winner in Virginia AG race; recount uncertain

(CNN) - The Republican who lost by a sliver in Virginia's attorney general will wait a few more days before deciding whether to request a recount, his campaign said Monday.

The announcement came the same day as Virginia's Board of Election's ruled that Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring officially beat Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by 165 votes out of about 2.2 million.
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
November 20th, 2013
01:20 PM ET
10 months ago

Deputies called to Creigh Deeds' home day before fatal fight, Virginia police say

Updated 11/20/2013 at 6pm ET

(CNN) - Sheriff's deputies had been called to the home of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds a day before the fight that left his son dead and the veteran politician with multiple stab wounds, investigators reported Wednesday.

Deputies responded to a "nonemergency call for assistance" at Deeds' home in Millboro, in the rural western part of the state, on Monday, Virginia State Police said. The deputies made no arrests, and no charges were filed, the agency said.

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Virginia pol is stabbed and son is dead in attempted murder-suicide, police say
November 19th, 2013
12:59 PM ET
10 months ago

Virginia pol is stabbed and son is dead in attempted murder-suicide, police say

(CNN) - A top Virginia politician lay in a Charlottesville hospital with multiple stab wounds Tuesday evening after what state police called a fight with his son, who appears to have killed himself shortly afterward.

A cousin found state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the 2009 Democratic nominee for governor, walking down a road near his home Tuesday morning, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his head and chest, state police reported. State troopers who came to Deeds' home in Millboro, about 150 miles west of Richmond, then found 24-year-old Austin "Gus" Deeds with a gunshot wound, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. The troopers were unable to save him.

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November 19th, 2013
12:56 PM ET
1 month ago

Who is Creigh Deeds?

Updated 4:02 p.m. ET, 11/19/2013

(CNN) - The political world in Virginia was rattled Tuesday with the news that longtime state legislator and former gubernatorial hopeful Creigh Deeds was hospitalized after being stabbed by his son at his home.

With more than 20 years in public service and two statewide campaigns under his belt, the Democrat is a known name across the commonwealth.
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