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In a year of outsider politics, Gillespie faces GOP skeptics

(Kate Patterson / For The Washington Post)

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

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

(Ricky Carioti / Washington Post)

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

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Virginia Board of Health rolls back strict abortion clinic regulations

(Bob Brown / AP)

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

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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.

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

(Steve Helber / AP)

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

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Va. attorney general gives abortion rights advocates a boost

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

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

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Toxic Twitter account of a new leader in Va. GOP thwarts party unity efforts

Jo Thoburn’s account, calling a candidate a “slut,” was deleted by 9:30 a.m.Thursday.

A rebirth of democracy in Virginia

The commonwealth should join the call for a constitutional convention.

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Some Va. Republicans want to amend U.S. Constitution, but a party split is in the way

(Bob Brown / Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP)

But others in the GOP are leery of a national movement that calls for a “convention of the states.”

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24 hours and gone? Va. legislators push for faster purges of license plate readers’ data.

Automated machines capture information on thousands of tags per hour, sometimes clues in crimes.