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

I-66 tolling bill hits snag in Virginia Senate

A key Senate panel recommends killing a bill that would bar tolling without widening inside the Beltway.

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Analysis: McAuliffe finally makes a deal — but friends say it’s not a good one

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The governor gets the GOP to the table with a deal that leaves allies with a bad taste in their mouths.

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Bipartisan guns deal advances in the face of opposition

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A new clause in bills takes swing at Herring over state attorney general’s liberal record.

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Gun rights bill that is part of GOP- McAuliffe deal clears Va. Senate

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Some Democrats registered their displeasure with the bill, which expands concealed-carry rights.

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New Va. economic development program easily advances

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The bills have the support of McAuliffe and GOP lawmakers — with one dissenting voice

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Bloomberg gun-safety group has a new target: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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McAuliffe, who got Bloomberg to bankroll TV ads for Senate, inspires another round — aimed at him.

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Despite McAuliffe’s gun deal with GOP, issue still creates fight in state Senate

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Legislators voted down a “constitutional carry” bill along mostly partisan lines.

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Five things that (kind of) explain McAuliffe’s gun deal with Republicans

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The agreement has surprised and confused many Virginians. Here’s what you need to know.

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Gun-safety activists decry Virginia governor’s ‘gift to the gun lobby’

(Steve Helber / AP)

Groups advocating gun-safety measures feel betrayed by a deal that Gov. Terry McAuliffe struck with Republicans to recognize most concealed-handgun permits from other states.

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Va. will again recognize concealed-carry permits from other states

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GOP leaders agreed to concessions on other firearms issues in a deal with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.