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


Legislative session a mixed bag for McAuliffe

(Steve Helber / AP)

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


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

(Linda Spillers / Bloomberg News)

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


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

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


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.


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

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


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

(Win McNamee / Getty Images)

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


Va. budget negotiators reach agreement

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


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.