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  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling

    Virginia Democrats suing to share power

    Democrats in Virginia's Senate said Monday that they will file a lawsuit to determine whether the state's Republican lieutenant governor has the privilege of casting tiebreaking votes on organizational matters — an authority crucial to GOP plans to exercise a majority in the evenly split chamber next year.


  • Republican Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's profile will rise in the next General Assembly with his role as tiebreaker in the evenly divided state Senate. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Virginia redistricting lawsuit hints of state Senate rifts ahead

    A lawsuit filed over congressional redistricting in Virginia suggests likely partisan sniping in the state's upcoming General Assembly session, with Democrats already contesting Republican claims to a Senate majority.


  • "Republicans will now have the responsibility and accountability ... of governing both Houses," Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said at the Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    GOP takes control, 'responsibility' in Va.

    Even though election results were still unofficial, Gov. Bob McDonnell and Virginia Republican leaders declared victory Wednesday and made clear they will be in control — complete control — of the General Assembly come January.


  • Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

    Va. GOP 'euphoric' at Senate takeover prospects

    A day after statewide primaries set the stage for the fall elections, Republican leaders touted their candidates and their party's chances of retaking the state Senate and gaining unfettered control of Virginia government for the first time in 10 years.


  • IN OTHER WORDS: Odd sheen further maligns river's reputation

    Pity the Anacostia River. The waterway gets less attention than its D.C. partner, the Potomac, and usually serves as a dividing line for discourse on the haves and have-nots in the District or as a poster child for polluted waterways.


  • IN OTHER WORDS: Is Cuccinelli looming as Bolling's gubernatorial speed bump?

    Virginia lieutenant governor Bill Bolling is already laying the groundwork for a 2013 gubernatorial run, but a poll released last week by the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling shows him trailing — badly — in a would-be primary matchup with his fellow Republican, Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II.


  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling

    Poll: Likely GOP candidates lead potential Democrats in '13 Va. governor's race

    Likely Republican candidates have a slight early edge over potential Democratic opponents in the 2013 Virginia governor's race, new poll figures released Wednesday show.



  • Va. watches for next steps in political dance

    The two most obvious contenders for Virginia governor — the lieutenant governor and attorney general — have a decision to make every four years: Will they butt heads, broker a deal or just stay out of each other's way?


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