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  • Republican Ken Cuccinelli holds back tears as he gives his concession speech in Richmond, Va., after losing the governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

    Cuccinelli: More time on Obamacare could have swung election

    A week after coming up short in his bid for governor, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli penned a thank-you note to supporters Tuesday, writing that a few more days of talking about the botched roll-out of President Obama's health care overhaul could have been enough to push him over the top in his close race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

  • Virginia Democratic Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe address his supporters, as his sons Jack, 20, left, and Peter, 11, right, look on, during an election victory party at Tysons Corner, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Virginia election shows Obamacare can be used as political weapon

    Democrats spent heavily to win the Virginia governorship Tuesday, but Republicans said by making the race far closer than polls had projected just a few weeks ago, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli's campaign showed how much of a weapon Obamacare can be in the hands of the GOP.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, speaks in Blacksburg, Va. Women may hold the key in Virginia’s slash-and-burn race for governor, rendering a final judgment on a campaign marked by fights over social issues. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Cuccinelli casts Virginia election as referendum on Obamacare

    Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli got a boost from two midwestern Republican heavyweights Saturday as he tried to spur his voters to the polls by casting Tuesday's gubernatorial election as a referendum on President Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Terry McAuliffe (left) makes nice with rival Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II after their final governor's debate Thursday at Virginia Tech. (associated press)

    In final Virginia governor debate, Ken Cuccinelli hits Terry McAuliffe hard

    Down in the polls, Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli on Thursday launched his sharpest attacks of Virginia's gubernatorial campaign, accusing Terry McAuliffe of being a liar and of lacking substance while the Democrat said the attorney general's economic plan would wreck the state's economy.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, returns to his Capitol Hill office after the Senate once again rejected the House version of the government funding bill, Monday night, Sept. 30, 2013, in Washington. The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are at an impasse as Congress continues to struggle over how to prevent a possible shutdown of the federal government when it runs out of money. President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass a short-term spending measure to keep agencies operating would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Cuccinelli, Cruz scheduled to appear at Family Foundation dinner

    Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to speak Saturday night in Richmond at the Family Foundation's annual gala as Democrats continue to try to link the Texas Republican to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Kenneth T. Cuccinelli.

  • Terry McAuliffe has made a point that Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's comments about the lesbian and gay community are inimical to economic growth. The numbers, however, say Virginia has done well in the past four years under GOP leadership. (Associated Press)

    Terry McAuliffe vows to use mysterious 'guidance opinion' to help Virginia abortion clinics

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is telling supporters that as Virginia governor he would issue a "guidance opinion" that would exempt existing abortion clinics from complying with strict new health and safety standards. The only problem: State officials say there is no such thing as a guidance opinion and that governors have no such formal authority.

  • Virginia gubernatorial candidates Democrat Terry McAuliffe (left) and Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II meet before a luncheon Thursday sponsored by the Virginia Public Access Project in Richmond.
(The Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press

    McAuliffe holds slight edge over Cuccinelli in Virginia governor's race: poll

    A poll released Tuesday suggests that Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II have lost support since January and the number of undecided voters in Virginia is climbing modestly — a signal, pollsters say, that respondents might be dissatisfied with their options in the governor's race.

  • Virginia Democrats renew call for Cuccinelli to resign

    Virginia Democrats renewed their demands Monday that Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli resign after the Republican gubernatorial candidate belatedly disclosed about $13,000 worth of gifts on Friday that he claimed he forgot to note in four years' worth of economic disclosure reports.

  • ** FILE ** Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (The Washington Times)

    Out of governor’s race, Bolling still a wild card

    Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling said Thursday his decision to stay on the sidelines of the Virginia governor's race affords him the opportunity to be a much-needed independent voice in the contest, lamenting a political process he described as increasingly ideological, partisan and mean-spirited.

  • ** FILE ** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Virginia provision upheld in rule seen as restrictive by doctors

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli's office has successfully defended a provision in the state's health care law that doctors claim is unconstitutional, stifles business and drives up health care costs.

  • Romney hits suspect voter mailings

    Mitt Romney's campaign has asked Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli to launch an investigation into a nonprofit group's mailing of voter registration materials to ineligible voters in the state -- including cats, dogs, infants and, yes, the dead.

  • Tareq Salahi, left, and Michaele Salahi host the America's Polo Cup Championships by the National Mall in Washington, on Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Salahi says he's running for Va. governor

    The socialite who befuddled White House security in 2009 before having an epic falling-out with his now-estranged wife Michaele says he's running for governor of Virginia.

  • Thomas Haynesworth

    KEENE: Justice delayed shouldn't be justice denied

    Last week, the mid-Atlantic Innocence Project ( hosted a lunch to honor two very different men. One is black. The other is white. One has served 27 years in Virginia prisons for crimes he didn't commit. The other is Virginia's chief law enforcement official.

  • LIBERALS' FOE: "I'm on dartboards all over the country," Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II says. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obamacare on life support

    The Obama administration this week tried to buy time for its legal defense of its health care takeover legislation. This move merely delays the inevitable, as everyone knows the Supreme Court will decide the ultimate fate of Obamacare. Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli simply wants to skip the irrelevant step of waiting for the case to wind its way through the court of appeals.

  • Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will appear at the "Defend the Constitution" rally planned for June 25 in Manassas.

    EDITORIAL: Virginia wins a round vs. Obamacare

    On one side lies federal tyranny. On the other side is freedom. Yesterday, federal district Judge Henry E. Hudson favored freedom by keeping alive Virginia's suit to invalidate the law that created Obamacare.

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