A statewide recount has finally ended the nail-biting race for Virginia attorney general, giving Democrats their first top-of-the-ticket sweep since 1989 in a state that once was reliably red.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday he is reaching out to former governors of both parties as he prepares to take office next month.
Members of a joint legislative commission looking at possible Medicaid expansion in Virginia remain at odds over the issue.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe took lunch with Gov. Bob McDonnell at the Executive Mansion, as the Democrat continues to reach out to Republicans.
Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe phoned Republican lawmakers Wednesday to talk about ways he can work with them once he takes office, saying voters are looking for bipartisanship over showmanship.
President Barack Obama has phoned Terry McAuliffe, winning candidates in the Virginia governor’s race, as well as the winners in mayoral races in New York City and Boston. The White House says Obama phoned McAuliffe, New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio and Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, all Democrats, on Tuesday night.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe will be Virginia’s next governor, defeating Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli in a narrow race Tuesday.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli says his supporters still sent a message to Washington on the nation’s health care law, despite his loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the pitched race for Virginia governor.
Preliminary exit polling in Virginia Tuesday show that the the economy was the top issue for about half of voters, followed by health care and abortion, according to The Associated Press.