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With Race Still Undecided, Herring And Obenshain Create Transition Teams

Though Democrat Mark Herring is clinging to a 164-vote lead, Republican Mark Obenshain announced on Thursday that he wasn't yet conceding — but was instead creating a transition team.
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Virginia's Attorney General Race: The Count Continues

The top ticket races in Virginia were decided handily a week ago, but the question of who the next attorney general will be is still up in the air. We get an update on where things stand and how the process is unfolding.

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With Vote Count Complete, Herring Maintains Razor-Thin Lead

With all ballots counted, the Democratic contender for Virginia attorney general is ahead of his Republican competitor by only 163 votes, all but assuring a recount.
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Virginia's Attorney General Race Could Be Closest In Commonwealth History

Virginia's closest race thus far is 2005's contest for attorney general, which was decided by 323 votes, and could be surpassed by this year's fight for the same office.
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Virginia's Attorney General Race Now Favors Democrat, But Only By 117 Votes

The lead has changed a dizzying number of times in the race for Virginia's attorney general, but as of Tuesday Democrat Mark Herring is ahead — barely.
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Count Of Fairfax Absentee Ballots Further Tightens Va. Attorney General's Race

A canvass of absentee ballots in Fairfax County has done nothing but make the already razor-thin margins in the state's attorney general race smaller.

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The Politics Hour - Nov. 15, 2013

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

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Provisional Ballots Could Decide Race For Virginia Attorney General

Fewer than 800 votes separate the two candidates for attorney general in Virginia, and the count of 3,000 provisional ballots may well decide the race.
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Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams To Step Down Next Month

Jonnie Williams, who has been surrounded by controversy since he donated gifts to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli while seeking approval for his company's drug, will be stepping down.

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The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

Tom Sherwood and Kojo make sense of the results of this week's elections in Virginia and look ahead to big races looming in D.C. and Maryland next year.