Democrats sought on Monday to frame Virginia’s bellwether races for governor and other statewide offices as a referendum on a conservative GOP ticket with particular attention to past comments by GOP lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson likening Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan.
Virginia’s activist conservative attorney general beloved by the tea party for his aggressive challenges to federal mandates has won the Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination by acclamation.
Four years in the making, Virginia’s far-flung tea party groups will officially plant their “Don’t Tread on Me” flag not only on the Republican Party but on its nominees for the state’s highest offices as well at this weekend’s state GOP convention.
The man who came with celebrity cachet to run the kitchen at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in 2010 is now accused of pilfering food from the governor’s residence and has emerged as a central figure in a growing political scandal.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday proposed slashing Virginia income taxes, including a one-third reduction in corporate tax rates, to cultivate business expansion and job growth.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is continuing statewide tour with his party’s luminaries in an official launch of a Virginia governor’s race he entered almost six months ago.
The first of what’s guaranteed to be many television ads aired into November by candidates in Virginia’s close and bitter governor’s race is set for a Monday debut.
Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry a closely divided state with conservative roots.
Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry a closely divided state with conservative roots. If Ken Cuccinelli wins the race for governor, he will have undercut Republican moderates’ claims that hard-right ideologies are hurting the party — and undoubtedly intensify a debate already roiling the GOP.
Legislation authorizing Medicaid expansion and imposing regional tax increases for transportation is unconstitutional, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Friday.
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