GOP’s Rep. Wittman says he is running for governor of Virginia in 2017

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Activists at a party retreat also were abuzz about a potential challenger to Eric Cantor’s successor.


GOP congressman Rob Wittman prepares to jump into Va. governor’s race.

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Rob Wittman and Ed Gillespie round out list with speculation that Ken Cuccinelli could run as well.


Va. GOP to talk unity, presidential buzz and 2017 governor’s race at retreat

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The annual gathering is a showcase for candidates and would-be candidates.


Republican Rob Bell vows to oust Herring as Va. attorney general

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The conservative delegate said Herring has not fulfilled a promise to ‘take politics out of the office.’


In a year of outsider politics, Gillespie faces GOP skeptics

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The Republican insider will have to win over the grass roots — again — as he runs for Virginia governor.


Ken Cuccinelli leaves the door open for another run for Virginia governor

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The former attorney general said he has not ruled out making another bid in 2017.


Virginia Board of Health rolls back strict abortion clinic regulations

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The move is a victory for the governor and abortion rights activists who said the rules were politically motivated.


Va. GOP will choose presidential nominee by primary

The outcome strikes a blow for the conservative wing of the party and delivers moderates a rare win.


Conservative group paying Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign $85,000

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The 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate settles with a PAC that he says misled his supporters.


Va. attorney general gives abortion rights advocates a boost

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At issue are strict, hospital-style building regulations applied to the state’s 18 abortion clinics.