Virginia's largest voting jurisdiction is set to begin a recount Monday for the tightest race in state history, even as one candidate raises concerns about the conduct of the election.
A razor-thin margin in the Virginia attorney general's race could ultimately put the decision about a winner before the General Assembly — but the rarely used strategy of contesting an election comes with its own political consequences, analysts say.
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 Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who cast his own ballot in the Virginia governor's race Tuesday morning, says he's still making calls to undecided voters and that reading tea leaves on any broader implications for the race is best left to the professional prognosticators.
ANALYSIS: A year after President Obama rode to re-election accusing Republicans of a war on women, the governor's races in New Jersey and Virginia offered the GOP two options for how to strike back.
Sen. Rand Paul fired back Sunday to charges that he plagiarized parts of his speeches from Wikipedia, saying he "will not lie down" and let people call him dishonest.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a tea party and libertarian hero, will campaign for Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II on Monday — a day before voters go to the polls to choose Virginia's next governor.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is now billing his race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe as a referendum on President Obama's health care overhaul— a pivot that Mr. Cuccinelli hopes will gin up enthusiasm among the GOP base but one that could prove risky if recent polling on the Virginia governor's race is accurate.
Few would read far enough in Joseph Curl's "Wake up, Virginia! You're about to suffer four horrible years" column (Oct 21), to realize Mr. Curl thinks favorably of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The first three paragraphs of his piece are devoted exclusively to complaining that the office space of the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia is in a building "smooshed up against the Beltway's Mixing Bowl interchange" and is in need of repair.
The Democrats supporting Terry McAuliffe for Virginia's governorship are resorting to one lie after another. They claim Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Mr. McAuliffe's Republican opponent, is going to eliminate birth control and that he is conducting a "war on women." They are wrong on both accounts.
Even down here in South Carolina, the nasty smear campaign against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as he runs for governor is making the news.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II says he's not inclined to put any additional state money into Metro's 23-mile extension to Washington Dulles International Airport absent proof the dollars would be spent wisely.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II said Saturday in the weekly GOP address that the rollout of President Obama's health care overhaul has been a "national embarrassment" and lambasted the law itself as an affront to liberty and "the hallmark of a federal government that has lost its way."