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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Cuccinelli still down, but not out -- yet

We haven’t crossed into the dark last days of the 2006 Allen Senate campaign yet. But we appear to be getting close.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/08/2013

House GOP gives McAuliffe a big boost

Will the Cuccinelli campaign end up being collateral damage of Washington’s budget battles?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/07/2013

The Cuccinelli-McAuliffe race to the bottom

A lame campaign theme trumps no campaign theme.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Poll shows an edge for McAuliffe

Cuccinelli still has work to do with his base.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Sarvis wins the Virginia gubernatorial debate

Libertarian Robert Sarvis offers an alternative in an effective ad.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013

A wide-open race in Virginia

Neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe has locked up their party’s vote.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013

A reality check on offshore wind in Virginia

It’s not hard to understand why Dominion might take a go-slow approach.

By Peter Galuszka  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Bumps on the road to a Democratic sweep

McAuliffe begins to unravel in Virginia.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Could the Libertarian tip the race in Va.?

In Quinnipiac poll, third-party candidate’s support is larger than the distance between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013

The Virginia governor’s race is still a toss-up

New poll show McAuliffe slightly ahead, but Cuccinelli has room to grow.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013

What took Cuccinelli so long?

Republican candidate for governor in Virginia has bigger problems than the stain of some $18,000 in gifts.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013

What will Warner do on Syria?

His Syria vote could become an issue in the 2014 election.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/05/2013

A step forward for wind power in Va.

Dominion wins an auction to build an offshore farm, but hurdles to development remain.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Is a ‘GOP wipeout’ narrative taking root in Va.?

It's still early, but expectations can be a powerful thing.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Cuccinelli unveils the best ad of 2103

A good start for the Republican as the campaigns shift into high gear.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:09 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Sabato: McAuliffe is winning

Is a Democratic sweep a real possibility?

By Norman Leahy  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013

McDonnell on the message: It’s education

Governor continues to advance an issue that has nothing but upside for Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013

GreenTech story is a mess, but not a scandal

Of the two big stories casting a cloud over the Va. governor's race, only one qualifies as a scandal.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013

McDonnell sends Cuccinelli a signal

Jobs and education can be a winning issue -- if Cuccinelli figures out how to make them center stage.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Virginia's problem goes beyond McDonnell

The case for ethics reform doesn't stop with unreported gifts to the governor and his family.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The McDonnells face the prosecutors

Social faux pas and nitwittery are not federal offense

By Norman Leahy  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013

McAuliffe and Cuccinelli's battle of innuendo

GreenTech, Star Scientific, a lot of smoke, but (so far) no fire.

By Peter Galuszka  |  07:20 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Yes to a special session in Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli's call for a special legislative session to address ethics reform is not only the right call, it's the only call.

By Norman Leahy  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Driving while distracted (by Virginia politics)

Attack billboards, Confederate flags -- doesn't anyone care about safe driving?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013

A turning point on ethics in Virginia?

Ken Cuccinelli's self-interest could help the commonwealth get the ethics commission it needs.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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