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Richmond's top prosecutor is looking into gifts to Gov. Bob McDonnell in an investigation requested by Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II.
Virginia Democrats tried to shift the focus Monday away from their own embattled gubernatorial candidate to newly minted Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson, whose controversial remarks on abortion and gay rights have quickly landed the fiery Chesapeake minister in the national spotlight.
Chesapeake Bishop E.W. Jackson, who mounted an unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate last year, emerged the wire-to-wire winner in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia's lieutenant governor at the state GOP's nominating convention Saturday.
Virginia Republicans will put up an unquestionably conservative ticket in the fall elections, a prospect delighting the party's base and presenting a crystal-clear contrast with Democrats in what is likely to be the marquee election of 2013.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II will formally accept the Republican nomination for governor Saturday, but he'll stand alone at the top of the GOP with neither the man he hopes to succeed nor his onetime rival for the nomination in Richmond to help him unify the party.
Jonnie R. Williams' lavish gifts and his company’s generous political donations are at the center of a growing scandal dogging the state’s two top Republicans — Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday his administration never gave special treatment to a dietary supplement company that is under a federal securities investigation, despite more than $100,000 in political contributions from its chief executive and thousands of dollars more in gifts to McDonnell's family.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II moved to withdraw his office Wednesday from prosecuting embezzlement charges against the former chef at the governor's mansion, citing an unspecified conflict of interest in the ongoing case.
If you're feeling that those who govern Virginia or aspire to govern in coming months are less than forthcoming, you're not alone. Candidates in both parties and the governor they hope to succeed have had accountability about their finances and business dealings forced upon them the past five months by journalists.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's major amendments to bills passed by the General Assembly this year are likely to survive a one-day veto session Wednesday in which lawmakers reconvene in Richmond to consider the governor's legislative changes, political analysts say.
Sen. Mark R. Warner holds a sizable lead over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a hypothetical two-man race for Mr. Warner's Senate seat in 2014, according to a poll released Monday.
A new statewide poll in Virginia reveals a sharp societal divide over whether to expand Medicaid.
More Virginia voters think the political philosophy of Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is “about right” than say the same about his opponent in the governor’s race, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, according to a new poll that challenges criticism among Democrats — and some Republicans — that the attorney general’s conservative views are too extreme for him to lead Virginia.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell likely didn't quell a Republican backlash against him with a series of late-night amendments he added to legislation passed during the General Assembly session. But, analysts say, he also probably didn't make things much worse.
On Monday, Democrats trotted out two former Republican lawmakers in the state, former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. and Katherine B. Waddell, to denounce Mr. Jackson and a ticket that also includes Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who is running for governor, and state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain of Harrisonburg, who is running for attorney general.
But Mr. Cuccinelli and his ticket-mates have stressed they will be running a campaign for "all Virginians," and that the economy and jobs, not social crusades, will be their focus.