Right Turn: Virginia


Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Virginia Republicans bounce back?

Virginia’s Republican Party still has a pulse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barbara Comstock, Ed Gillespie, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Why Virginia Republicans are smiling

A strong Virginia Senate candidate buoys the GOP

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, Senate 2014, Virginia

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Can Obamacare, the CBO and Ed Gillespie turn Virginia red?

Virginia may have a competitive Senate race, thanks to Obamacare and its defenders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Obamacare, Virginia

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/27/2014

The Virginia Republican comeback?

Things are looking a bit up for the state GOP these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Virginia

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Is Ed Gillespie in?

Ed Gillespie can win the Virginia Senate seat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Ed Gillespie, Virginia

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/09/2014

How Terry McAuliffe becomes a great governor

Terry McAuliffe has the chance to do big things in Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Medicaid, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/20/2013

An open letter to the Virginia Republican Party

My plea to the Virginia party insiders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Five tips for Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe needs to step up his game, so here are five suggestions for hitting the ground running.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Money from the ‘establishment’ wasn’t the problem

The right-wing looks for scapegoats, again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Virginia

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/06/2013

What about Obenshain?

A nail-biter in the attorney general race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Obenshain, Virginia

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

The right-wing blues

Right wing, heal thyself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Governor

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Wishful thinking about Cuccinelli?

The right gets excited by some polls, but Ken Cuccinelli is unlikely to save the right from a big defeat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:17 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Cuccinelli: The first shutdown casualty

Ken Cuccinelli is the first shutdown casuality.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Beating the GOP’s bad rap

Republicans’ failure to relate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/25/2013

The case for Sarvis

There is another option if you can’t stand either Terry McAuliffe or Ken Cuccinelli.

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Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Robert Sarvis, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Cuccinelli’s got problems

The attorney general is in trouble in his gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Ted Cruz Republicans killing Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli is the first shutdown-squad casualty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Government shutdown, Senate GOP, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013

A GOP tale of two states

A tale of two states

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Ken Cuccinelli, New Jersey governor's race, Virginia Governor, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013

A Republican who can win statewide in Virginia?

Mark D. Obenshain may be the only Republican who can win statewide in Virginia in November.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Obenshain, Virginia

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Cuccinelli’s party

GOP voters should pay attention to the race for Virginia governor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Governor, Virginia politics

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Republicans are kidding themselves

Republicans insist on repeating defensive platitudes about the shutdown that just aren’t true.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Government shutdown, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia GOP

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013

How Cuccinelli should have talked from the start

In the Virginia gubernatorial debate, Ken Cuccinelli II showed what a winning message might have sounded like.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Cuccinelli struggling against McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe is trouncing Ken Cuccinelli among women and in Northern Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

If our guy wins in Virginia. . . .

Get ready for a load of exaggerated punditry from the awful Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, Election 2016, Ken Cuccinelli, mainstream media, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Four Virginia options

What are the options for center-right Virginia voters?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Robert Sarvis, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Robert Sarvis, the other choice in the Virginia gubernatorial race

The libertarian choice for Virginia governor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  libertarian party, Virginia Governor

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Can either of these guys win it?

The Virginia gubernatorial race has turned into a comedy of errors by the two major party candidates.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

The lowest turnout ever in Virginia?

Lack of voter enthusiasm is widespread in Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Cuccinelli is losing

A shakeup in his campaign staff confirms that Ken Cuccinelli is losing the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Cuccinelli wants to engage on Syria?!

The Virginia attorney general reminds us why many people don't want him as governor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Voting no

The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates faced off Thursday.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Danger signs for Cuccinelli and the right

A new poll spells trouble for Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Virginia, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013

McDonnell should go

Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife let greed and hubris blur their judgment.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:29 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/14/2013

McAuliffe crumbling?

The tide seems to be shift in the Virginia gubernatorial race, and Terry McAuliffe is drowning .

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinellli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 07/23/2013

McDonnell finally apologizes

Belatedly the Virginia governor provides the money he owes on loans from Star Scientific.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:11 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Virginia gubernatorial debate: Five takeaways

Round one in the Virginia slugfest shows just how negative the race will be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Cuccinelli gets a break

The Republican candidate is holding his own in the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

GOP attorney general nominee caught in Virginia crossfire

Virginia GOP's attorney general nominee would prefer to stand on his own.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  attorney general, Mark Obenshain, Virginia

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/02/2013

Ten questions for Virginians

Ten questions on the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/31/2013

McDonnell does it again

Once again, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell shows he is made of sterner stuff than his critics claim.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob McDonnell, conservative movement, Virginia

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The Virginia GOP blows it

Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial race just got a whole lot tougher with the addition to his ticket of an extremist with a history of hateful comments.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Give Cuccinelli his due

Ken Cuccinelli is out with an effective new ad, but he'll need an agenda that addresses a new Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 05/06/2013

McDonnell still riding high

Gov. Bob McDonnell is still hugely popular in Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:11 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Ken Cuccinelli's first ad is defensive

In his first ad, the Virginia gubernatorial candidate's wife vouches for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Cuccinelli tax returns released

Ken Cuccinelli releases eight years of tax returns. What say you, Terry McAuliffe?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Cuccinelli's lucky break

Ken Cuccinelli gets lucky with a flawed opponent, but he'll need more to win

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Cuccinelli goes on attack, but is it enough?

Ken Cuccinelli better have more to his campaign than negative attacks on his opponent if he's going to win the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013

The Virginia gubernatorial race: It's about Virginia!

Virgina's gubernatorial race is about Virginia, not about Hillary Clinton's 2016 prospects.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Hillary Clinton, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Virginia race

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Bill Bolling: A 'no' on run for governor

Bill Bolling won't run for governor, but GOP Ken Cuccinelli's problems are not solved.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Governors, Virginia

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Cuccinelli must get his act together

Ken Cuccinelli needs to put concerns to rest and put together a compelling campaign.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:09 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Bill Bolling close to an independent run

Lt. Bill Bolling is close to deciding on an independent run for governor in Virginia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Bolling, Governors, Virginia

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Virginia's Republican gubernatorial woes

Ken Cuccinelli is causing state Republicans angst in the Virginia governor's race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Cuccinelli digs himself a hole

Ken Cuccinellli's new book personifies his troubles.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:35 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/11/2013

What is Bill Bolling up to?

Virgina's GOP line-up is weak.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, GOP 2014, Virginia GOP, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/07/2013

A smart move for Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli selects a strong campaign manager who will have his hands full.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:31 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Governor