Candidates and Campaigns

Part 4 of 4
2:41 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Senator Mark Herring Running for Attorney General

More than six years into his career as a State Senator, Mark Herring believes it's now time to transition into a higher office—as Virginia’s next Attorney General. 

He's one of only two Democrats running for the office, which he says has been held too long by Republicans.  

In Part 4 of our election series, we talk with the Senator from Loudoun County, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the June 11th primary.

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Profile 3 of 4
4:39 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Justin Fairfax Running for Attorney General

Justin Fairfax

On June 11th, ALL registered voters in the Commonwealth will be able to participate in a Democratic primary to choose the party’s candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.

In Part 3 of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports on a small business-owner and former federal prosecutor who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Attorney General:  Justin Fairfax.

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Profile 1 of 4
10:54 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Delegate Rob Bell Running for Virginia Attorney General

Virginia Delegate Rob Bell
Credit robbellforag.com

On May 18th, Virginia Republicans will choose their party’s nominee for Attorney General at a statewide convention, and two veteran state lawmakers are vying for the job. 

In the first installment of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to one of those contenders: the lawmaker elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the General Assembly, Delegate Rob Bell.

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Government & Politics
9:18 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Debate

Just after presumptive Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe made a statement about his desire to implement Medicaid expansion, Governor McDonnell and McAuliffe's GOP opponent have responded. 

McAuliffe would like to see Medicaid expanded as soon as possible. "I have consistently said that we need to have the Medicaid expansion here in Virginia. First and foremost it would cover 400,000 - 500,000 Virginians--would get access to quality healthcare next year. It's important socially, morally, it's the right thing to do," he said.

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Quinnipiac University Poll
4:35 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

VA's Gubernatorial Race: Identity Issues

Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
Credit Virginia Attorney General's Office

There are still eight long months before Virginians head to the polls to choose a new governor, but Quinnipiac University's Peter Brown expects the race to about as tight then as it is now.

And  that may have a lot to do with candidate identity—or the lack thereof—when it comes to Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

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