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McAuliffe Narrowly Leads Cuccinelli In Fight For Virginia's Top Office

A new poll finds that Democrat Terry McAuliffe has a six-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia's top office. In other races, well, voters don't know much at all about the candidates.

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Va.'s First Couple To Meet With Prosecutors Looking Into Gifts From Businessman

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen will spend the day in seperate meetings with prosecutors who are looking into gifts the couple received from the CEO of a nutritional supplement company.

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The Politics Hour

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Virginia Voters Back Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

It's unclear whether the Chesapeake Bay will prove a divisive issue in this year's gubernatorial race, but a new poll shows most residents of the commonwealth support current restoration plans.

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Cuccinelli Outlines Plan For Educational Reform In Virginia

Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli is proposing changes to the commonwealth's Standards of Learning as part of his education platform in his run for governor.

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Virginia Attorney General Candidates Divided On Abortion Regulations

Candidates for attorney general are taking a different approach to strict new regulations on abortion clinics.

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Va. Candidates Face Tricky Question: Do They Support Bi-County Parkway?

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe will likely have to flesh out what their position on the controversial Bi-County Parkway is at a candidate forum today.

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Will Virginia's Next Attorney General Defend Prohibition Against Gay Marriage?

Two new lawsuits are challenging the constitutionality of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, and the future of the ban may depend on who's elected attorney general in November.

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Virginia Libertarian Takes Aim At State-Owned Liquor Stores

Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race, wants to privatize the commonwealth's state-run liquor stores.

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In New Ads, Republicans Call McAuliffe Untrustworthy

A new set of ads produced by the Republican Governors Association is saying that Virginia Democratic gubernatorial contender Terry McAuliffe cannot be trusted over investments in an automobile manufacturer.