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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.


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.


In assessing donations to McCabe’s wife, inspector general does not find what Trump had hoped

(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

New report says the former FBI official was not required to recuse himself from the Clinton probes, though he did so anyway, but notes that ethics officials failed to fully consider the matter.


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

(Kristoffer Tripplaar / For The Washington Post)

One key investigator texted ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from making it to the White House.


Wexton defends vote on guns deal criticized by Democratic opponent

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

A concealed-carry reciprocity agreement in Richmond was scrutinized in a public forum.


Will Virginia finally do the right thing for 400,000 people desperate for health care?

(Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post)

The legislature will decide in a special session whether to expand Medicaid after years of refusing to do so.

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffeappointed visiting professor at George Mason University

"We are honored to welcome Gov. McAuliffe to our distinguished faculty," Schar School Dean Mark J. Rozell said in a statement.

Yes, that was former Va. governor Terry McAuliffe in a ‘Homeland’ cameo

The Virginia Democrat had campaigned for the spy drama to film in Richmond.


‘I love the guy,’ one Republican says about Gov. Ralph Northam (D). But will it help in Medicaid fight?

(Timothy C. Wright / for the Washington Post)

Virginia Democrat harpooned his own party’s strategy in order to help a Republican friend — will it pay off?