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

Virginia’s cicada-eating, Kegerator-using head salesman, Terry McAuliffe

Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe unleashes his relentless appetite to make a deal.


McAuliffe finds himself back in campaign mode for Hillary Clinton

(Bill O'Leary / Washington Post)

But this time Virginia’s governor is taking a lower-profile approach than he did for Clinton in previous races.

Democratic rivals pitch themselves on Sunday TV as Clinton is represented by stand-ins

Three possible alternatives to the Democratic front-runner make their cases.


Virginia legislature adopts stricter gift standards for public officials

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Lawmakers agreed with Gov. McAuliffe on $100 limit but killed many of his other amendments to bill.

Can tech incubator 1776 cook up its own business?

Acquisition of Disruption gives firm a foothold in Northern Virginia and a potentially lucrative product.


Fixing error in Va. ethics bill proves to be not so simple

(Steve Helber / AP)

Call for $100 lifetime gift cap, instead of an annual one, has legislators tossing around revision options.


Va. House amends sexual predator bill that responds to Jesse Matthew case

(Left, Charlottesville, Va., Police Department via AP; Right, City of Charlottesville, Va.)

If McAuliffe agrees, colleges would have to note expulsions for certain offenses on transcripts.


Lawmakers reject many of McAuliffe’s amendments, but his vetoes survive

(Bob Brown / AP)

Privacy rights vs. public safety issues prompt debate, and an ethics measure hits a snag and is delayed.


Del. David Ramadan, vocal critic of Dulles Greenway tolls, calls it quits

(Courtesy of John Albino / DAVID I. RAMADAN)

The two-term Republican will not seek reelection, he announced on the floor of the Virginia House.


McAuliffe amendment glitch appears to put a $100 lifetime limit on gifts

Legislators expect to find a fix to the error, the latest twist in Richmond’s long ethics saga.