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

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Legislative session a mixed bag for McAuliffe

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The Democratic governor got some — but not all — of what he wanted from the GOP-controlled legislature.

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Two Loudoun wines win prizes at Governor’s Cup competition

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Two Bordeaux-style blends from North Gate Vineyards and Catoctin Creek Winery take top spots.

Marriott CEO: We will move our headquarters

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Arne M. Sorenson says the corporate titan will not necessarily stay in Maryland.

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With time to spare, Va. lawmakers finish work on proposed budget

The plan rejects Medicaid expansion but provides millions sought for mental-health services.

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Ralph Northam confirms he’s running to become next Va. governor

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, a fellow Democrat, says he’ll make his decision at a later point.

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Va. House kills lethal injection secrecy bill despite support of McAuliffe

The measure would have exempted names of companies supplying drugs from open records.

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Poll: Half of Virginia voters approve of McAuliffe’s job performance

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Voters also generally approve of the state’s Democratic U.S. senators.

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Va. budget negotiators reach agreement

The deal rejects fee increases and Medicaid expansion but embraces other McAuliffe spending priorities.

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Va. lawmakers get more time to redraw districts

(Bob Brown / AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The ruling bolsters House Speaker Howell’s approach to take no action in Virginia pending federal appeals.

McAuliffe: ‘No need’ for Clinton to start 2016 bid right away

“She doesn’t have to get in right away. It’s saving a lot of time, effort and money,” the Virginia governor said.