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Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are squaring off in a battle to replace Gov. Robert McDonnell in Richmond.


Asia trip will spur deals, economic development for Virginia, McAuliffe says

Max Baucus, the U.S. ambassador, championed the benefits of investing in the state, the governor says.


Metro wants D.C.-area jurisdictions to pay $1.4 billion for more 8-car, rush-hour trains

(Jahi Chikendiu / The Washington Post)

Transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.


McAuliffe to take Virginia sales pitch to Asia during trade mission

Amid layoffs and other budget cuts, organizers say the trip’s $250,000 cost will help promote job growth.


3 Republican lawmakers urge McAuliffe to protect Virginians from Ebola threat

Three Virginia legislators say Gov. McAuliffe should consider suing Dulles airport


McAuliffe fundraising exceeds $1.6 million

(Steve Helber / AP)

The Democratic Virginia governor’s latest push reflects his diverse Rolodex and donor network.


McAuliffe announces budget cuts, layoffs to address revenue shortfall

(Steve Helber / AP)

State employees who will lose their jobs mostly work in Virginia’s Department of Corrections.


Warner, Gillespie spar over Puckett scandal, energy, Ebola

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

Warner was questioned repeatedly over his involvement in job talks for a state senator’s daughter.


Warner discussed job for Puckett’s daughter

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

A federal judgeship was part of a discussion aimed at preventing the state senator from quitting.


Va. speaker cannot hold up Brink appointment, but can block two others

(Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post / Courtesy of William-J. Howell)

Speaker Howell only has power over two of the three McAuliffe appointments he had hoped to block.


McAuliffe and Stone Brewing Co. toast craft beer deal

Virginia beat out 20 other states for the brewery’s first East Coast location.