Government & Politics

Another Recount Likely
7:45 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Virginia Special Election Results

When Democrat Onzlee Ware of the 11th District of the Virginia House of Delegates announced his retirement it opened the door for a republican sweep of western Virginia but a democrat won in yesterday’s special election. Sam Rasoul defeated former Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson with 70-percent of the vote. The 11th District remains the only one west of Richmond represented by a democrat.

In a special election that could change control of the state senate a recount is likely.

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Government & Politics
9:05 am
Mon January 6, 2014

VaNews for 1.6.14

Amazon.com finds a way to make itself even more noticeable…and Virginia counties may soon have a new weapon to use against tall grass. 

Those stories are among the most clicked over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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Controlling the House
1:41 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Political Playbook

In 2013 national Democrats took note of Terry McAulife's win in Virginia's gubernatorial race. They're hoping to use that 'Virginia model' to win nationally in the 20-14 midterms, and they're trying to make their case with one Virginia Republican in particular.

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A Retrospective - Part 3
9:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Ken Cuccinelli: Eleven Years of Public Service

He came within roughly two points of winning the Governor’s election, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will soon leave public service for the first time in 11 years.  While critics might disagree, he says he sought to defend state laws, fight for public safety and consumers, and push back against government overreach. 

In this final part of our retrospective series, a look at some of the initiatives that Cuccinelli believes will impact the Commonwealth long after he leaves office.
 

Cuccinelli says voter approval of limits to eminent domain was significant.

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A Retrospective - Part 2
6:15 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Bob McDonnell: Examining the Last Four Years

His campaign promise was “Bob’s for Jobs.” Now, 1300 economic development deals and 173-thousand net new jobs later, Governor McDonnell says economic issues were indeed his administration’s priority. But he also tackled homelessness and restored rights to more felons than any governor in state history.

In Part 2 of our retrospective series on the outgoing statewide officials, we take a brief look at McDonnell’s four years as the Commonwealth’s chief executive.

    

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