(Steve Helber / AP)
Their collective expertise of the four could help blunt criticism of McAuliffe’s lack of governing experience.
(Nikki Kahn / Post)
Attorney general did not rule out challenge to Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) next year.
Labor and business both consider Terry McAuliffe an ally. Each thinks he couldn’t have won without its support.
McAuliffe’s millions and his complex business relationships have been a source of controversy.
(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)
Mark R. Herring (D) led Mark D. Obenshain (R) by 164 votes. Both sides are setting up transition teams.
(Bob Brown / AP)
Republicans have to hope that a clear winner — one side of the party — emerges from upcoming contests.
(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)
Governor-elect, new to elective office, visits Executive Mansion to take notes from his predecessor.
Laura Vozzella and Rosalind S. Helderman
The governor-elect also promises to sign an executive order in January with protections for gay state workers.
The blame game exposed the fissures in a party divided by conservatives and moderates.
(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)
Marc Fisher and Rosalind S. Helderman
Some Republicans said privately they had hoped for a clear loss to purge the party of its tea party flank.