Candidates and Campaigns

While he didn't win the Virginia gubernatorial race last year, Libertarian Robert Sarvis pulled more than 6% of the vote—which is impressive for a third-party candidate--and enough for some to argue that he siphoned votes away from former Virginia GOP Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Now, fresh off that campaign, Sarvis is really trying to pull an upset and win the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner.

 

Sarvis says he's not delusional and knows the odds are against him, but he’s counting on voters who are tired of the two-party system.

PAC & Play

Mar 19, 2014

Critics are attacking Governor Terry McAuliffe for selling access to his office – offering opportunities to meet with him and other leaders in exchange for payments of up to $100,000. 

Virginia's gubernatorial candidates don't agree on much and when invited to various forums, they speak at different times.

But during a candidates' visit to the Virginia Commonwealth University class of former Governor Douglas Wilder, they both agreed on a matter that has been a sticking point for current Governor Bob McDonnell. 

First Debate for Candidates for Governor

Jul 22, 2013

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are close in the latest polls. But the two major party candidates for Virginia Governor are far apart on almost all the issues. 

In their first debate, sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association, the two men set the tone for what is likely to be a tough, hard campaign. 

The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College is out with its latest poll on the gubernatorial election.  Republican Ken Cuccinelli leads Democrat Terry McAuliffe 37 to 31 percent but Institute Director Harry Wilson says more than a quarter of registered voters haven't decided who to vote for in November.  The poll interviewed 525 registered Virginia voters between July 8th and the 14th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3%.

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