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.


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.


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.


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

(Steve Helber / AP)

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


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.


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.


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.”


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.