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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.

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Political Tremors In The Old Dominion

Federal investigations are making life difficult for Virginia's governor and both the major candidates vying to succeed him. We get an update on political news from the commonwealth.

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With Appeal To Supreme Court, Cuccinelli Stakes Out Far-Right Position On Sodomy

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has appealed a lower court ruling on Virginia's anti-sodomy law to the Supreme Court, opening him up to political attacks that he's out of the mainstream.

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ACLU to File Challenge To Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban On Thursday

The ACLU lawsuit will argue that Virginia's voter-approved 2006 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be overturned.

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Unlike McDonnell, Cuccinelli Has No Plans To Return Gifts From Va. Donor

The Republican contender for Virginia's top office said that the $18,000 worth of gifts he received—including a dinner and trips on a private jet—cannot be returned.

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Terry McAuliffe Misfires In Attack On Ken Cuccinelli

At last Saturday's debate beteween the two gubernatorial contenders, Democrat Terry McAuliffe mischaracterized a report on Republican Ken Cuccinelli's involvement with a Virginia businessman. 

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Do Virginia Voters Show Preference For Native Sons?

Would a native Virginian represent the commonwealth better than someone born elsewhere? It's been an issue on the campaign trail, but historically, Virginia has embraced transplant politicians.

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Healthcare Becomes Focal Point Of Virginia Gubernatorial Race

One clear area of distinction between the two major candidates for the office of Virginia governor is their approach to the Affordable Care Act — a distinction Democrat Terry McAuliffe was only too happy to make this week.