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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.


Can business-friendly Terry McAuliffe sell himself to leftward leaning Democrats in 2020?

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

The former Virginia governor said that without thriving businesses, “all the great ideas and plans for the future mean nothing.”


Va. Gov. Northam weighs resignation as Lt. Gov. Fairfax faces sex assault allegation

(Oliver Contreras / For The Washington Post)

Justin Fairfax, who would succeed Ralph Northam, says sexual assault allegation is not true


Northam meets with senior staff and considers options, including resignation

“He’s lost the authority to lead,” one congressman from Virginia said.


‘He should step down ’: Racist photo sparks near-universal calls for Northam to resign

The NAACP, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Doug Wilder were among those saying Northam should leave office.


(Steve Helber / AP)

A Republican has proposed a bill that would require the state library to make gubernatorial records public a year after the person leaves office.


House GOP leader calls on Herring to step down as Va. attorney general if he runs for governor

(Bob Brown / AP)

Majority leader Todd Gilbert notes that Herring promised not to politicize the AG’s office


Nonpartisan redistricting sought in Virginia

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

A group wants to take political mapmaking out of politicians’ hands.


Former Va. governor Terry McAuliffe, potential 2020 contender, is heading to Iowa

(Timothy C. Wright / For The Washington Post)

He will try to rev up Democrats for the midterm elections in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.


‘My opponent likes to praise and encourage white supremacists,’ Kaine tells crowd

(Steve Helber / AP)

The Democratic senator condemned challenger Corey Stewart for his ties to hate groups.


Inspector general blasts Comey and also says others at FBI showed ‘willingness to take official action’ to hurt Trump

The report did not find evidence that political bias inside the FBI had rigged the case to clear Hillary Clinton, but it cited numerous instances of unprofessionalism.