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The race for Virginia governor

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


Gov. McAuliffe forms task force to combat sexual violence at Virginia colleges

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants the state and its universities to be “out front on this issue.”


Va. Republicans take victory lap after sealing control of General Assembly

(Bristol Herald Courier / AP)

Republican lawmakers say sealing control of assembly gives them more leverage against McAuliffe.


Geographic naming dispute between Japan, South Korea could spill into Congress

Va. law requiring textbooks to note alternate name for Sea of Japan is seen as a model for other states


McAuliffe announces $2.4 billion projected budget gap in Va.; blames defense cuts

(Bob Brown / AP)

The governor cited defense cuts due to sequestration, especially in Northern Va. and Hampton Roads.


McAuliffe unveils workforce development and education plan to beef up economy

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Executive order sets goals for training workers, hiring veterans, better matching workers and jobs.


McAuliffe sets up boards to address children’s issues in Virginia.

(Earl Neikirk / AP)

McAuliffe uses executive power to create boards to promote, implement his policies for helping children.

Civil War drama ‘Point of Honor’ pilot to film in Virginia

The pilot episode of Civil War drama “Point of Honor” is slated to start filming in central Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday.


McAuliffe: ‘I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost’

(Steve Helber / AP)

Eric Cantor’s loss and retirements of other Va. lawmakers erode state’s clout and influence, McAuliffe says.


Public comment period on McAuliffe’s call for abortion clinic review ends this week

The deadline is this week for public comment on McAuliffe’s call for a review of abortion clinic regulations