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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.

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For a convicted double murderer long on famous supporters, basic detective work could be key

(Norm Shafer / For The Washington Post)

In Virginia, a sheriff and a retired deputy are following old leads in killings that Jens Soering insists he did not commit.

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Democrats cheer, Republicans jeer McAuliffe’s plan to boost Virginia candidates

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The former governor announced Wednesday that he will forgo a White House run to campaign for Democrats in his home state.

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Ex-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will not run for White House in 2020

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Former Virginia governor says he will focus on helping Democrats recover from scandals in his home state.

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‘If I can wrestle an alligator, I can certainly wrestle Donald Trump!’

Former Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), weighing a 2020 bid, says he can take on Trump.

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Judge orders Fairfax police to stop collecting data from license plate readers

Virginia has no laws specific to license plate readers, but a county judge and the state supreme court say keeping the data violates state privacy law.

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

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

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

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

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Northam meets with senior staff and considers options, including resignation

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

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‘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.

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