November 19th, 2013
10:31 AM ET
11 months ago

Virginia legislator in critical condition after home assault

Updated 11:26 a.m. ET, 11/19/13

(CNN) - Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was hospitalized for "serious injuries" after an assault Tuesday morning at his house in Bath County, where a second individual was found dead, Virginia state police said.

Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, where he remains in critical condition, according to spokesperson Angela Taylor.

Taylor could not provide additional details.
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Democrat ahead in Virginia AG race; could be sweep
November 13th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
11 months ago

Democrat ahead in Virginia AG race; could be sweep

Updated 11/13/2013 at 5:58 p.m. ET

(CNN) – Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring was 164 votes ahead of Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain on Wednesday afternoon in an unofficial tally in the race for Virginia Attorney General.

Should Herring become the certified winner, he would be the third of three Democrats to win top-of-the-ballot seats. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe won the gubernatorial race and Democrat Ralph Northam was elected lieutenant governor.
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
Virginia Democrat pulls ahead by a sliver in state attorney general vote count
November 12th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
11 months ago

Virginia Democrat pulls ahead by a sliver in state attorney general vote count

(CNN) - On Monday, he was down 17 votes. Tuesday, Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring was 117 votes ahead of Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain in unofficial tallies in the race for Virginia Attorney General.

Tuesday was the deadline for all state localities to finish their vote canvasses, according to the state board of elections. The board will certify the election on November 25. Changes in the vote count are normal during this period, according to the board.
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Difference of 17 votes in VA AG race: recount appears likely
November 11th, 2013
02:42 PM ET
12 months ago

Difference of 17 votes in VA AG race: recount appears likely

(CNN) - The race for Virginia Attorney General appears headed for a recount, with 17 votes separating the candidates a week after Election Day out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast.

Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain currently has a 0.0015%, lead over Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring, 1,103,443 to 1,103,426 in unofficial results, more than close enough for Herring to petition for a recount.
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Filed under: Virginia
With razor thin margin, Virginia's AG race likely headed for recount
November 6th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
12 months ago

With razor thin margin, Virginia's AG race likely headed for recount

Washington (CNN) - While Democrats won Virginia's two top elected offices on Tuesday night, by Wednesday afternoon, the state's race for attorney general appeared to be headed for a recount.

With 100% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday afternoon, Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain has a razor thin 286-vote lead over Democrat state Sen. Mark Herring.

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DNC: Election day 'a very good day to run as a Democrat'
November 6th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
12 months ago

DNC: Election day 'a very good day to run as a Democrat'

(CNN) - National Democrats touted their 2013 election victories in New York and Virginia as 2014 bellwethers while writing off Gov. Chris Christie's New Jersey landslide.

Representatives of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee held a conference call Wednesday with reporters to lay out their vision for the coming midterm election.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • Chris Christie • DNC • Ken Cuccinelli • New Jersey • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
November 6th, 2013
12:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Terry McAuliffe: I always said it was going to be close

(CNN) - Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe always knew the race would be close.

"I always said it would be a couple points from the day I got in," McAuliffe told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

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Filed under: Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
November 5th, 2013
10:08 PM ET
12 months ago

Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Virginia governor's race, CNN projects

(CNN) - Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, will beat Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday to become Virginia's next governor, CNN projects, ending a race that largely focused on national issues and saw heated attacks between the two candidates.

In his victory speech, McAuliffe painted his win as a point for bipartisanship.

"This election was never a choice between Democrats and Republicans, it was a choice about whether Virginia would continue the mainstream, bipartisan tradition that has served us so well over the last decade," he said, offering praise to both the incumbent Republican governor and his Republican rival.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Election Day 2013
November 5th, 2013
08:12 PM ET
12 months ago

Christie wins in New Jersey, CNN predicts; it's too early to call in Virginia

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won four more years leading the Garden State, CNN projects, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in the state's gubernatorial race.

Christie's victory became a forgone conclusion long before polls closed in New Jersey, as public opinion polls for months have indicated the tough-talking Republican headliner was far ahead of his Democratic challenger.

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Filed under: 2013 • Alabama • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Virginia
CNN exit polls: Virginia governor's race
November 5th, 2013
07:39 PM ET
12 months ago

CNN exit polls: Virginia governor's race

(CNN) – Polls have closed in Virginia but the race for governor there between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli is too close to call. Here are results of CNN's early exit polls conducted on Tuesday in Virginia:

McAuliffe capturing moderates, women
McAuliffe is doing well with key voting blocs in Virginia. Among the 44% of voters who call themselves moderate, McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli by 28 points (58%-30%). McAuliffe is also benefitting from the gender gap. While men split virtually evenly between the two major party candidates, women back McAuliffe by 16 points (54%-38%). But Cuccinelli is winning among self-described independents by 11 points (47%-36%).
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Filed under: 2013 • Virginia
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