The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


VA 2012 Archives


Virginia Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives


Quirky proposals part of VA legislative sessions (Washington Post, 12/31/12)
New Virginia abortion clinic rules approved by McDonnell (Washington Post, 12/31/12)
VA tea parties yet to score statewide victory (Washington Post, 12/29/12)
Uranium mine debate pits residents in quaint town of Chatham, VA (Washington Post, 12/28/12)
Gun sales surge in Virginia after Newtown (Washington Post, 12/28/12)
National Harbor casino could make Virginia rethink gambling policy (Washington Examiner,12/26/12)
EDITORIAL: Gov. McDonnell’s detour on transportation funding (Washington Post, 12/25/12)
Gun control? It’s a tough sell in Virginia (LA Times, 12/23/12)
Virginia GOP determined to connect with voters this time around (Washington Post, 12/22/12)
Virginia signs $1.4 billion highway deal (Washington Post, 12/20/12)
GOP delegates call for armed officers at elementary schools (Washington Post, 12/20/12)
Embattled U-Va rector facing opposition to reappointment (Washington Post, 12/20/12)
EDITORIAL: The Virginia speaker’s late awakening on transportation funding problem(Washington Post, 12/20/12)
Bolling breaks with McDonnell — again (Washington Post, 12/19/12)
VA bill would order schools to arm teachers (Washington Post, 12/19/12)
Cuccinelli open to armed teachers (Washington Post, 12/19/12)
Ed Rendell: Bob McDonell is ‘coward,’ ‘wuss’ (Politico, 12/19/12)
McDonnell, O’Malley take opposing sides in response to Newtown shootings (Washington Post,12/18/12)
Is 2013 the Year of Bill Bolling? (Bacon’s Rebellion, 12/17/12)
McDonnell presents budget amendments today (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/17/12)
COMMENTARY: For GOP, doing nothing on roads is doing something (Richmond Times-Dispatch,12/16/12)
Controversy surrounds Virginia plan to build $1.4 billion toll road (Washington Post, 12/15/12)
Santorum endorses Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial bid (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/14/12)
Morning Read: Santorum endorses Cuccinellis for governor (First Read – DMV, 12/14/12)
Bolling opposes lifting the ban on uranium mining in Virginia (Washington Post, 12/14/12)
McDonnell opts for federal health exchange (Washington Post, 12/14/12)
Ken Cuccinelli’s outrageous attack on the Catholic Church (Millenial, 12/14/12)
What’s wrong with Terry McAuliffe? (Bacon’s Rebellion, 12/13/12)
Virginia parties lob union, abortion challenges (Washington Post, 12/13/12)
Santorum to endorse Cuccinelli in gov race (Washington Post, 12/13/12)
COMMENTARY: Norquistian bargain on taxes turns Faustian (Richmond Times-Dispatch,12/12/12)
Realignment and opportunism for Bill Bolling and Charlie Crist (Kenton Ngo, 12/12/12)
Virginia poll: McDonnell gets loft marks, Cuccinelli-McAuliffe race a toss-up (Pilot on Politics, 12/12/12)
VA Gov. Bob McDonnell pushes to end budget ‘gimmick’ (Washington Post, 12/11/12)
Virginia bill aims to protect secret union ballot (Washington Post, 12/11/12)
Norquist warns VA Republicans on indexing gas tax (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/11/12)
McDonnell administration officials to meet with Norquist (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/11/12)
Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe for governor — can we really be that lucky? – The Odd Dominion (, 12/11/12)
VIDEO: Why Tareq Salahi says he’s challenging Ken Cuccinelli (WTVR, 12/10/12)
Norquist: Revamping Virginia gas tax violates anti-tax pledge (Washington Post, 12/10/12)
McDonnell gets behind Cuccinelli for governor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/8/12)
Virginia Democrats elect the state’s first African American party chair (Washington Post, 12/8/12)
Cuccinelli throws brushback at Cantor (Politico, 12/5/12)
In Tysons Corner speech, McDonnell discusses MWAA changes, more transportation funding(Washington Post, 12/5/12)
Tom Perriello says he won’t run for Virginia governor (Washington Post, 12/5/12)
Cuccinelli, McAuliffe face challenge in middle (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/2/12)
Bolling criticized for remarks on Cuccinelli (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/2/12)
Report: Virginia uranium regulation could cost $5M a year (The Virginian-Pilot, 12/1/12)
Virginia GOP candidates hold annual Advance gathering (Washington Post, 12/1/12)


Virginia agencies plan for ‘fiscal cliff’ (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Governor’s study group sizes up uranium mining in Virginia — provided 30-year ban ends(Washington Post, 11/30/12)
EDITORIAL: GOP fratricide in Virginia? (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Terry McAuliffe announces campaign co-chairmen (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Bill Bolling partly pinned hopes on Romney win (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Bolling will not endorse Cuccinelli (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11/29/12)
Bolling quits gubernatorial race, hints at new role (The Virginian-Pilot, 11/29/12)
As Bolling bows out, Radtke rants on GOP ‘establishment’ (The Virginian-Pilot, 11/29/12)
Perriello mulls Virginia governor run, hasn’t decided yet (TPM, 11/28/12)
How the Virginia governor’s race just got very interesting (The Fix, 11/28/12)
Narrowing field could leave stark choice in VA governor’s race (Washington Post, 11/28/12)
Could Bolling run for governor as an independent? (Roanoke Times, 11/28/12)
Bolling drops bid for Virginia governorship (CNN, 11/28/12)
Bill Bolling to exit Virginia governor’s race (Politico, 11/27/12)
AUDIO: Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli questions legitimacy of President Obama’s re-election (Blue Virginia, 11/26/12)
Pete Snyder running for Virginia lieutenant governor (Washington Post, 11/26/12)
Ken Cuccinelli, Jeffersonian? (Blue Virginia, 11/21/12)
Election-weary Virginia looks ahead to 2013 (Washington Post, 11/18/12)
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling says to reject Cuccinelli’s extremism (Roanoke Free Press, 11/16/12)
Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice stands firm against Cuccinelli (MetroWeekly, 11/16/12)
Bill Bolling: What lessons we can learn from 2012 election (Augusta Free Press, 11/16/12)
Poll: VA wants roads fixed, unsure of uranium mining (Washington Post, 11/15/12)
EDITORIAL: What’s the best job for Warner? (Lynchburg News & Advance, 11/15/12)
Morning Read: A Virginia game of ‘What ifs’ (First Read – DMV, 11/15/12)
McDonnell was top choice for attorney general in Romney cabinet (Washington Examiner, 11/14/12)
Poll: Warner would be favorite for VA Governor (National Journal, 11/14/12)
AUDIO: Warner polls strongly against other candidates for Virginia governor (WAMU, 11/14/12)
Quinnipiac Poll indicates Sen. Mark Warner would command the governor’s race if he runs (AP, 11/14/12)
Analysis: End of the Mark Warner pipe dream (Augusta Free Press, 11/14/12)
Democrats complain GOP contributed to long waits to vote in Fairfax (Washington Post, 11/14/12)
Analysis: Is Cuccinelli still the GOP fave heading into 2013? (Augusta Free Press, 11/13/12)
In the aftermath of the 2012 election, battleground Virginia’s political winners and losers (AP, 11/11/12)
Republicans spar over wisdom of electing nominee for governor at convention (Daily Press,11/11/12)
Chastened VA Republicans promise major changes (Washington Examiner, 11/11/12)
COMMENTARY: How election affected politics in DC region (Washington Post, 11/10/12)
Virginia Curse a silver lining for Republicans (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11/10/12)
McAuliffe confirms he’s in the 2013 race for governor (The Virginian-Pilot, 11/9/12)
Cuccinelli drops pension-fraud claims against NY bank (Washington Post, 11/9/12)
McDonnell calls for cuts ahead of possible ‘fiscal cliff’ (Washington Post, 11/8/12)
McAuliffe spreads the word he’s running for governor (Washington Post, 11/8/12)
Bolling on ‘13: ‘Firebrand’ can’t win Virginia (Politico, 11/8/12)
Mark Warner for governor? It could happen (Luray Page Free Press, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Cuccinelli talks about elections in VA (WAVY, 11/7/12)
Where does Cuccinelli fit in a blue Virginia? (Washington Post, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Ken Cuccinelli speaks to Virginia Republican Party (WUSA, 11/6/12)
Eminent domain, veto session amendments on ballot Tuesday (, 11/4/12)
Activists at UVa work to get youth vote to turn out for their side (The Daily Progress, 11/4/12)
Officials worry that referendum would curb local powers (The Virginian-Pilot, 11/4/12)
Opinion: Amendment needed on eminent domain, despite the law (News-Leader, 11/3/12)
Voters to decide whether to restrict use of eminent domain (The Daily Progress, 11/3/12)
Fairfax judge declines to issue injunction on poll observers (Washington Post, 11/2/12)
Virginia voter fraud case expands to focus on GOP firm (Washington Post, 11/2/12)
In Petersburg, black voters just as focused – if not as vocal —  as in ‘08 (Washington Post, 11/1/12)
Endorsement: Vote NO on Ballot Question 1 (Washington Post, 11/1/12)
Anti-Cuccinelli group barred from Manassas ‘Defense of Marriage’ summit (Patch, 11/1/12)


VA poll: Tim Kaine has slim edge over George Allen (Politico, 10/31/12)
Bolling brings ‘red tape’ roundtable to Lynchburg (News & Advances, 10/30/12)
Storm throws a wrench into the works of VA campaigns, voting efforts (Washington Post, 10/29/12)
Poll: Kaine maintains lead over Allen as Senate race nears climax (Washington Post, 10/28/12)
For Romney and Obama, suburban women are key to Virginia (LA Times, 10/28/12)
Obama clings to slim lead in Virginia, according to poll (Washington Post, 10/27/12)
Rep. Frank Wolf’s challengers face uphill battle (Washington Post, 10/25/12)
Man registering voters for GOP accused of tossing forms in trash (LA Times, 10/18/12)
Democrats banking on gender gap in Virginia races (AP, 10/14/12)
Future ticket mates? McAuliffe, Northam in Norfolk Saturday (Pilot on Politics, 10/12/12)
VA revenues dip in Sept, 3rd decline since June (AP, 10/11/12)
Editorial: Curious argument from AG Cuccinelli (The Virginian-Pilot, 10/10/12)
Bolling’s Beach itinerary: Energy, business and BBQ (Pilot on Politics, 10/9/12)
Offshore wins focus of Virginia Beach conference (WAVY, 10/9/12)
Cuccinelli says VPA should steer port bids (The Virginian-Pilot, 10/6/12)
Wives hit campaign trail for husbands’ US Senate bids (Washington Post, 10/6/12)
At U-Va, emails show faltering efforts at crisis control after Sullivan ouster (Washington Post,10/6/12)
Virginia delegate proposes opt-out for contraception (The Virginian-Pilot, 10/5/12)
Cuccinelli going all in for Allen (Pilot on Politics, 10/4/12)
Kaine tops Allen in Senate donations through September (Pilot on Politics, 10/4/12)


McDonnell will address GOP in Iowa Oct. 24 (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/30/12)
Is Virginia going purple? (Politico, 9/30/12)
Video: Warner on gov race: ‘One thing at a time’ (Politico, 9/29/12)
VA Senate contest could pivot on defense issues (Washington Post, 9/29/12)
Along Virginia’s Route 15, the South’s cultural border displays a political divide (Washington Post,9/28/12)
President Obama, Mitt Romney court veterans in Virginia (Washington Post, 9/27/12)
Cuccinelli approves abortion clinic regulations (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/27/12)
Cuccinelli certifies tougher abortion clinic building standards (Washington Post, 9/26/12)
Cuccinelli OKs new abortion rules in Virginia (Washington Examiner, 9/26/12)
Modern dirty tricks arrive in Virginia Senate race, via text (Washington Post, 9/25/12)
VA GOP orders affiliate to remove offensive Obama photos (Washington Post, 9/25/12)
Bring on the Cuccinelli Principle (American Thinker, 9/25/12)
Cuccinelli says foreclosure victims may be eligible for payments (WSLS, 9/24/12)
Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli defies party, keeps Virgil Goode on presidential ballot (FireDogLake, 9/24/12)
Virginia Republican adopts cuts in defense as his issue (New York Times, 9/22/12)
Goode will stay on Virginia presidential ballot (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/22/12)
Post poll stokes Warner-for-gov buzz (Politico, 9/22/12)
Virgil Goode will stay on VA ballot after Cuccinelli finishes probe (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Virginia allows Constitution Party candidate to stay on the ballot (Politico, 9/21/12)
Bolling: Voters deserve better than games and excuses (Washington Times, 9/21/12)
Bolling-Cuccinelli contest serves as GOP barometer (Virginia Watchdog, 9/21/12)
Wanna go shootin’ with Ken Cuccinelli, ‘various assault weapons…with silencers?’ (Blue Virginia, 9/21/12)
Warner would have broad support in VA governor’s race, poll shows (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Editorial: Ken Cuccinelli bullies a state board into surrender (Washington Post, 9/20/12)
Post poll: Tim Kaine opens first lead over George Allen in Virginia Senate race (Washington Post,9/19/12)
To claim Virginia, Obama’s hopes rest on women (Washington Post, 9/19/12)
Post poll: Obama up 8 points over Romney in Virginia (Washington Post, 9/18/12)
Tim Kaine criticizes abortion regulations; George Allen stays mum (Washington Post, 9/16/12)
Health-care divide doesn’t simplify Senate race for all Virginia voters (Washington Post, 9/15/12)
Existing VA abortion clinics lose exemption from strict building rules (Washington Post, 9/14/12)
Board of Health takes up abortion clinic regulations Friday (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/13/12)
Virginia health board reverses its decision on abortion-clinic rules (Washington Post, 9/13/12)
Opinion: The illusory budget surpluses in Virginia and Maryland (Washington Post, 9/12/12)
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling works for Romney and prepares for Cuccinelli (The News Virginian, 9/9/12)
Abortion regulations before VA board next week (AP, 9/8/12)
Bolling to put 2013 governor’s race on hold to rally for GOP federal ticket (News Leader, 9/8/12)
Virginia AG campaigns for eminent domain limits (AP, 9/7/12)
Tim Kaine embraces his ties to Barack Obama (Roll Call, 9/6/12)
AG Cuccinelli campaigns in favor of limits on government use of eminent domain (AP, 9/6/12)
AG Cuccinelli promises objective review of Goode petitions (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/6/12)
Planned probe into Goode’s campaign worries elections officials (Martinsville Bulletin, 9/6/12)
Goode, Obama, GOP react to Goode’s inclusion on presidential ballot (Lynchburg News & Advance,9/5/12)
Commentary: Playing fast and loose with the rules (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/5/12)
Romney’s Virginia problem (Salon, 9/5/12)
Romney is tested by Virginia ballot (Wall Street Journal, 9/4/12)
VA GOP challenges ballot petitions of Goode, Libertarian (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/4/12)
Virgil Goode: A complication for Romney in Virginia? (Washington Post, 9/4/12)
State Board of Elections rejects GOP challenge,OKs Goode’s place on VA presidential ballot (AP, 9/4/12)
Virgil Goode makes presidential ballot in Virginia (Washington Post, 9/4/12)
Bolling: Obama using defense cuts to ‘blackmail’ GOP (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/4/12)
Virginia called ‘checkmate state’ for Obama (Virginia Watchdog, 9/4/12)
Fight for Virginia governor simmers at Republican convention (Washington Post, 9/1/12)


McDonnell vs. O’Malley (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
Commentary: Bob McDonnell – Too temperate for spotlight? (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
Virginia to revise student achievement goals (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
McDonnell RNC speech highlights gubernatorial record, state’s importance (Virginia Watchdog, 8/28/12)
RNC 2012: Bob McDonnell gives GOP enthusiasm edge (Politico, 8/27/12)
Virginia’s budget practices are a ’shell game,’ think tank says (Watchdog, 8/27/12)
Virginia Republicans are wooed in Tampa (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
Third parties await presidential ballot access (Watchdog, 8/24/12)
Virgil Goode’s presidential campaign submits signatures in Virginia (Washington Post, 8/24/12)
Another McDonnell staffer joins Bolling campaign (The Virginian-Pilot, 8/22/12)
Commentary: McDonnell: An energy blueprint for America (Politico, 8/22/12)
McDonnell gets prime time convention slot (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/21/12)
Cuccinelli seeking to override Virginia Medical Board (RH Reality Check, 8/21/12)
Virginia board may reverse itself over abortion rules (Washington Examiner, 8/20/12)
In Henrico, Ryan says Virginia will settle presidential election (WSLS, 8/17/12)
McDonnell to appear on Meet the Press (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/16/12)
Does Bolling gain if McDonnell goes, and what about an LG void? (The Virginian-Pilot, 8/16/12)
Virginia surplus will fund bonuses for state workers (Washington Post, 8/15/12)
Commentary: Bolling learning friends sometimes aren’t (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/15/12)
McDonnell, Bolling a dynamic duo (Tidewater News, 8/15/12)
McDonnell content with Veepstakes consolation prize (Washington Post, 8/14/12)
In purple Virginia, red super PACs get all the green (Washington Post, 8/13/12)
Romney declines to pick a favorite among Virginia gubernatorial candidates (WMAL, 8/13/12)
Video: Bolling talks about Romney’s endorsement at Ashland rally (WTVR, 8/13/12)
With Romney VP pick made, new speculation for McDonnell’s future (Richmond Times Dispatch,8/13/12)
Romney walks back apparent Bolling endorsement (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/12/12)
Commentary: McDonnell was a bit too earnest (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/12/12)
Cuccinelli files brief in Maryland gun case (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/12/12)
Romney boosts Bolling for governor; aide: ‘He has not endorsed’ (Politico, 8/11/12)
Mitt Romney not endorsing Bill Bolling for Gov in VA GOP primary (Daily Caller, 8/11/12)
Romney seems to endorse Bolling in VA governor’s race, then retracts comment (Washington Post,8/11/12)
Romney forced to backpedal after thorny Virginia endorsement (CNN, 8/11/12)
George Allen, Tim Kaine woo ticket-splitting voters (Washington Post, 8/8/12)
Opinion: McDonnell: Obama welfare decree guts bipartisan consensus (Richmond Times-Dispatch,8/6/12)
McDonnell: Reid charge ‘reckless and slanderous’ (Politico, 8/5/12)
Turnover atop VA GOP reflects Bolling, Cuccinelli rift (Pilot on Politics, 8/5/12)
U-Va: A donor in the crisis (Washington Post, 8/4/12)
Cuccinelli slams door on weekends in jail for felons (The Virginian-Pilot, 8/4/12)
More upheaval on tap for VA Republicans? (Pilot on Politics, 8/3/12)
Ken Cuccinelli at RedState: ‘You want to elect people you don’t have to lobby’ (Human Events,8/3/12)
AG Ken Cuccinelli issues opinion on weekend jail time for felons (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/2/12)
Virginia sets nearly $1 billion project on I-95 (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/1/12)
Judge strikes down VA law on ballot petitions (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8/1/12)
Commentary: What it do: I see dead people (The Aquarian, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

McDonnell puts more educators on university boards after U-Va crisis (Washington Post, 7/31/12)
McDonnell defends Chick-fil-A’s right to sell chicken, waffles and traditional values (DCist, 7/31/12)
Virginia to get 29 more miles of HOT lanes in $1B project (WTOP, 7/31/12)
Opinion: McDonnell for Veep deserves a second look (First Read-DMV, 7/31/12)
Virginia sets example with another budget surplus, as McDonnell burnishes VP profile (FoxNews, 7/31/12)
Local legislators react to state surplus being spoken for (The News Virginian, 7/31/12)
State awards $925M contract to private sector partnership to build I-95 express lanes (Virginia Business, 7/31/12)
Video: Bob McDonnell says looming sequestration cuts need to be stopped (WUSA, 7/30/12)
VA ends fiscal year with $129M surplus (AP, 7/30/12)
Virginia revenues rose 5.4% in fiscal 2012 (Reuters, 7/30/12)
Privatization of VA sex offender program opposed (AP, 7/30/12)
Portsmouth senator proposes bill to allow casinos (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/30/12)
Bolling, NFIB rip Obama’s $515 billion regulatory tab (Watchdog, 7/26/12)
McDonnell appears on VP shortlist (Washington Times, 7/26/12)
Bill Bolling hires former McDonnell aide for campaign (Augusta Free Press, 7/25/12)
Bill Bolling hires communications chief for 2013 campaign (Washington Post, 7/25/12)
Red State, Blue State: Demographic Change and Presidential Politics in VA (Cooper Center, UVA, 7/25/12)
Romney camp asks Virginia to probe voter forms (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/25/12)
Norfolk, VA caught in crossfire of campaign attack ads (LA Times, 7/25/12)
McDonnell headlines fundraisers for NC’s McCrory, WV’s Maloney (Washington Post, 7/23/12)
Allen, Kaine go on the attack in Senate debate (Washington Post, 7/21/12)
A hunt for split-ticket voters in a tight Virginia Senate race (New York Times, 7/19/12)
Cuccinelli’s finding on abortion clinics interrupts review (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/18/12)
Abortion rights website targets Cuccinelli (AP, 7/18/12)
Virginia stands to lose 207,571 jobs if federal budget cuts happen (Richmond Times-Dispatch,7/18/12)
Virginia referendum may curtail eminent domain power (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/17/12)
Patrick, McDonnell spar over blame for fiscal cliff (Politico, 7/15/12)
McDonnell hammers Medicaid expansion (Politico, 7/15/12)
2012 Election: Presidential campaigns focus on Virginia (AP, 7/14/12)
Virgil Goode campaign could be a spoiler for Romney in Virginia (Washington Post, 7/14/12)
In Virginia, frenzied weekend highlights fight ahead in state for Obama, Romney (Washington Post,7/14/12)
Virginia ends fiscal year with state budget surplus (Washington Post, 7/13/12)
Ken Cuccinelli criticizes Tim Kaine’s handling of Soering case (Washington Post, 7/13/12)
Goode’s third-party run: Bad news for Romney in Virginia? (Washington Times, 7/8/12)
Commentary: Bolling needs a new plan (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/8/12)
Bolling energizes local GOP at Romney’s Albemarle HQ (, 7/7/12)
Presidential campaigns ramp up in Virginia (Washington Post, 7/7/12)
Cuccinelli: Mitt fixing mandate ‘kerfuffle’ (Politico, 7/6/12)
McDonnell may referee GOP split at national convention (Washington Examiner, 7/5/12)
McDonnell’s rise in the Republican Party: A move that will cost the GOP (Examiner, 7/5/12)
Commentary: Imagining a call on the McDonnell, Farrell party line (Richmond Times-Dispatch,7/4/12)
Loudoun board votes 5-4 in favor of second phase of Dulles rail extension (Washington Post, 7/3/12)
McDonnell to chair panel at GOP convention (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/3/12)
Editorial: McDonnell fumbles the ball at U-Va (The News & Advance, 7/3/12)
On the record with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Virginia Watchdog, 7/3/12)
Commentary: McDonnell made bad call in reappointing Dragas (Richmond Times Dispatch,7/3/12)
McDonnell to lead platform committee at GOP convention (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/3/12)
McDonnell will chair RNC platform committee (Washington Post, 7/2/12)
The University of Virginia is just the tip of the iceberg (Huffington Post, 7/2/12)
VA’s McDonnell lands key leadership role at GOP convention, heading platform committee (AP, 7/2/12)
McDonnell outpacing O’Malley in governors’ fundraising marathon (Washington Examiner, 7/2/12)
Cuccinelli’s ‘warm’ response to Court’s ruling reveals practical politician (Examiner, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

Will Ken Cuccinelli’s ‘Obamacare’ defeat help Bill Bolling? (Blue Virginia, 6/30/12)
Commentary: For Ken Cuccinelli, losing big cases won’t work forever (Washington Post, 6/30/12)
Governor reappoints Dragas to UVa board, names advisors (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/30/12)
U-Va upheaval: 18 days of leadership crisis (Washington Post, 6/30/12)
McDonnell hopes health-care law will be repealed (Washington Post, 6/29/12)
McDonnell reappoints Dargas to U-Va board (Washington Post, 6/29/12)
Governor reappoints trustee who ousted university president (New York Times, 6/29/12)
Offshore drilling ban draws bipartisan opposition (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/29/12)
Video: RGA chairman Bob McDonnell on FOX News’ Your World with Neil Caputo (YouTube, 6/29/12)
US offshore energy snub criticized in VA (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/29/12)
Bolling condemns health care decision, urges defeat of Obama in November (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/28/12)
Virginia politicians complain about exclusion in offshore drilling plan (Washington Post, 6/28/12)
Leaders respond to drilling decision (Augusta Free Press, 6/28/12)
Ken Cuccinelli, on second thought, likes Supreme Court health-care decision (Washington Post,6/28/12)
Cuccinelli: ‘Silver linings’ in health-care ruling (Augusta Free Press, 6/28/12)
Cuccinelli changes tune on health care ruling (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/28/12)
Cuccinelli cites loss on policy, win on Commerce Clause (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/28/12)
Video: Ken Cuccinelli reacts to decision on health care (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/28/12)
Bolling: ‘Up to the American people to stop Obamacare’ (Roanoke Times, 6/28/12)
Odd Dominion: Did Ron Paul supporters torpedo Bill Bolling’s political career? (C-Ville, 6/26/12)
Teresa Sullivan: The ousted U-Va leader who may regain her post (Washington Post, 6/25/12)
Poll: Virginians conservative but prefer Obama (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/24/12)
Governor threatens removal of UVa Board (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/23/12)
McDonnell tells U-Va board to resolve leadership crisis, or he will remove members (Washington Post, 6/22/12)
U-Va students feel betrayed after ouster of Teresa Sullivan (Washington Post, 6/22/12)
Chesterfield’s Martin joins GOP lieutenant governor field (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/21/12)
Ruckus at the Rotunda (Wall Street Journal, 6/21/12)
Sullivan supporters plot to reinstate her as U-Va president (Washington Post, 6/20/12)
McDonnell treads carefully on UVA mess (Politico, 6/20/12)
Commonwealth Transportation Board votes to bypass N. Va. Transportation Commission(Washington Post, 6/20/12)
Tareq Salahi announces gubernatorial campaign officials; assails Cuccinelli (WSLS, 6/19/12)
Tareq Salahi objects to convention in governor’s race (Washington Post, 6/19/12)
Virginia House committee questions Redskins deal (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/19/12)
U-Va board member, professor quit amid uproar over President Teresa Sullivan’s ouster (Washington Post, 6/19/12)
Editorial: McDonnell picks a fight with Washington’s airports authority (Washington Post,6/19/12)
Lingamfelter seeks GOP nod for lieutenant governor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/19/12)
Amid protest, U-Va picks interim president (New York Times, 6/19/12)
Anger builds over dismissal of U-Va president (New York Times, 6/19/12)
The silence of the Republicans: The 2012 Virginia GOP convention (Washington Times, 6/18/12)
U-Va donors threaten to withhold funds over ouster of president (Washington Post, 6/17/12)
Tea party can live with Allen win; big test is ‘13 (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/17/12)
VA GOP’s revote for convention exposes rift (Washington Times, 6/17/12)
U-Va board leader wanted Teresa Sullivan to make program cuts (Washington Post, 6/16/12)
State Health Board eases abortion-clinic rules (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/16/12)
Virginia Board of  Health pushes to give abortion clinics a surprise reprieve (Washington Post,6/15/12)
Ken Cuccinelli, seeking governor’s seat, stands to get an edge with VA GOP’s switch to convention(Washington Post, 6/15/12)
Lawmakers seek details on Virginia port proposal (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/14/12)
McDonnell signs budget, vetoes one provision (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/12/12)
Governor vetoes 2 items in new 2012-14 VA budget (AP, 6/12/12)
U-Va board ouster of President Teresa Sullivan sparks anger (Washington Post, 6/11/12)
Virginia budget process draws to a close (Washington Post, 6/11/12)
For Obama and Romney, Virginia could hold the key (LA Times, 6/11/12)
McDonnell signs $85 billion budget (Washington Examiner, 6/11/12)
Bolling, Cuccinelli square off in first test of the 2013 Virginia governor’s race (Washington Post,6/10/12)
Cantor may be close to endorsing Bolling (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/10/12)
Primary or  convention? Issue divides Virginia Republicans (Roanoke Times, 6/10/12)
Editorial: Virginia’s big race in 2013 (Inside NoVa, 6/10/12)
Is Ken Cuccinelli about to outsmart himself? (Blue Virginia, 6/10/12)
Perspective: Bob’s job — helping Bolling (Culpeper Star Exponent, 6/9/12)
Virginia’s Republican Senate race is the main event in Tuesday’s primaries (Washington Post,6/9/12)
Virginia voter ID law does not apply to Tuesday’s primary election (Washington Post, 6/9/12)
McDonnell talks up Romney at CPAC (CBS News, 6/8/12)
Commentary: Political cheese and its Virginia aroma (Inside NoVa, 6/8/12)
McDonnell’s novel approach at CPAC: Talking up Romney (National Journal, 6/8/12)
Judge to succeed James as Cuccinelli’s chief deputy (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/8/12)
Cuccinelli: Obama ‘machine’ wants to ‘destroy me’ (Virginia Politics Blog, 6/8/12)
Cuccinelli rules in campaign sign case while super PAC money upends politics (, 6/7/12)
Bobby Jindal, Haley Barbour to speak at Bob McDonnell’s retreat (Washington Post, 6/7/12)
Cuccinelli has commanding lead on Bolling, poll shows (WSLS, 6/7/12)
Cantor to endorse Bill Bolling over Cuccinelli in governor’s race (Washington Post, 6/7/12)
Attorney general says gangs continue to plague Virginia (The News Virginian, 6/7/12)
VA Poll: Kaine, Allen in dead heat; Cuccinelli leads Bolling (National Journal, 6/6/12)
Poll: Cuccinelli way ahead in VA governor primary (CNN, 6/6/12)
McDonnell approval rating remains at 53%, matching March’s lowest point for term (Washington Post, 6/6/12)
Poll shows Cuccinelli with big lead; Kaine, Allen in dead heat (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/6/12)
Video: VA Dem Party Chair, a lobbyist for predatory for-profit schools, says he can’t cut ties to ALEC(Republic Report, 6/5/12)
Audio: Virginia gubernatorial prospects take shape (WAMU, 6/4/12)
Morning read: Fair for Virginia to switch from primary to convention now? (First Read – DMV, 6/4/12)
Cuccinelli ruling hampers local limit on campaign signs (Washington Examiner, 6/4/12)
Romney win could impact 2013 VA governor’s race (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/4/12)
Bolling urges Republicans to stick with 2013 primary, oppose convention favored by rival Cuccinelli(Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

As Virginia looks at whether uranium can be mined safely, critics voice concern (Washington Post,5/28/12)
McDonnell wants worker bonuses contingent on savings (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/8/12)
Virginians less optimistic about McDonnell, direction of state, Post poll finds (Washington Post,5/7/12)
Maryland, Virginia and the court that divides them (Washington Post, 5/6/12)
Ken Cuccinelli’s case against Bank of New York Mellon is dismissed (Washington Post, 5/6/12)
AG Cuccinelli says he’ll campaign for Romney — when he’s asked (Des Moines Register, 5/5/12)
McDonnell plans campaign-style tour across Virginia (Washington Post, 5/4/12)
Virginia, a state in flux, is also a state in play (New York Times, 5/4/12)
Virginia, the state both parties want (Politico, 5/3/12)
WaPo poll: Obama leads Romney as campaigns converge on Virginia (Washington Post, 5/3/12)
Editorial: Mr. McDonnell faces a quandary with voter ID bill (Washington Post, 5/2/12)

APRIL 2012

GOP rivals lay groundwork in 2013 race for governor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/30/12)
In the presidential race, the hunt is on for Virginia votes (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/30/12)
Virginia, Maryland punt on billions needed for roads (Washington Examiner, 4/29/12)
During budget battle, Sen. Colgan felt pressure for key vote (AP, 4/29/12)
Marketing blitz aims to grow support for tunnel project (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/28/12)
The clash of the Virginia titans (Politico, 4/28/12)
Protesters rally for women’s rights in Richmond (Washington Post, 4/28/12)
Key Virginia Democrat doesn’t regret backing Republican budget (Washington Examiner, 4/28/12)
Hundreds expected for women’s rights rally in Richmond today (Washington Post, 4/28/12)
Rivals criticize George Allen in first debate in VA GOP Senate race (Washington Post, 4/28/12)
Allen emerges unscathed in GOP primary debate for US Senate seat (Washington Post, 4/28/12)
In Virginia, two ex-governors vie for Senate and balance of power (New York Times, 4/27/12)
A win-win way to restructure Virginia’s tax code (Bacon’s Rebellion, 4/27/12)
McDonnell begins to air campaign-style messages (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/26/12)
Video: Salahi defends run for governor (CNN, 4/26/12)
Video: Salahi – I’m ’seriously’ running for gov (Politico, 4/26/12)
Cuccinelli to lobbyist: I won’t pursue liquor privatization as governor (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/26/12)
Still waiting for higher ed reform in Virginia (Bacon’s Rebellion, 4/26/12)
In context: McDonnell denies his impending ad campaign (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/26/12)
Dem lawmaker: Good, bad and ugly in Virginia budget (Connections Newspapers, 4/26/12)
McDonnell political ad raises questions for timing (WSLS, 4/25/12)
White House gatecrasher has political plans (Wall Street Journal, 4/25/12)
Who’s paying for McDonnell’s happy talk TV ads (Bacon’s Rebellion, 4/25/12)
Tareq Salahi says he’s running for Virginia governor (Washington Post, 4/25/12)
Commentary: It took Salahi for me to side with Cuccinelli (Washington Post, 4/25/12)
Virginia ‘conscience clause’ allows discrimination in adoption (The American Independent, 4/25/12)
Virginia lawmakers left road problems hanging (Washington Examiner, 4/25/12)
Veepstakes: Virginia, McDonnell get polished in new ad (MSNBC, 4/24/12)
McDonnell concerned about VDOT’s proposed EZ Pass fee (Lynchburg News & Advance, 4/24/12)
GOP’s McDonnell airs sunny ad touting Va. achievements as Romney has eye out for running mates(Washington Post, 4/24/12)
‘Mitt and Mac’? Virginia gov considers VP pick (WTOP, 4/24/12)
Critics say McDonnell is polishing his image (Washington Times, 4/24/12)
McDonnell goes on-air at home (Politico, 4/24/12)
Bob McDonnell reserving ad time in Virginia (Huffington Post, 4/24/12)
McDonnell asks schools to limit tuition hikes (AP, 4/24/12)
Governor weighs options on voter ID restrictions (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/24/12)
McDonnell’s ‘positive’ TV ads scheduled to start Wednesday (Washington Post, 4/24/12)
McDonnell flies to Indiana on behalf of GOP governors group (Washington Post, 4/24/12)
Term-limited McDonnell to begin airing TV ads (Washington Post, 4/24/12)
McDonnell may sue to get Virginia members on Airports Authority board (Washington Post,4/24/12)
McDonnell goes on-air at home (Politico, 4/24/12)
Critics say McDonnell is polishing his image (Washington Times, 4/24/12)
McDonnell running, for what? (Governors Journal, 4/24/12)
TV ad touts GOP efforts at economic development (Augusta Free Press, 4/24/12)
McDonnell, Kaine spar over funding for Dulles rail (Washington Examiner, 4/24/12)
Tareq Salahi sued by Ken Cuccinelli over wine tours (Huffington Post, 4/23/12)
Governor starts competition to help food banks (Go Dan River, 4/23/12)
McDonnell: Keep tuition hikes in check (Washington Examiner, 4/23/12)
VA budget provides more for higher ed, nothing for pregnancy prevention (Washington Post,4/23/12)
McDonnell’s abortion stance, scrutinized (Politico, 4/22/12)
State jobless rate continues slide (Augusta Free Press, 4/22/12)
McDonnell statements on abortion draw scrutiny (Washington Post, 4/21/12)
Bolling alone (The New Republic, 4/20/12)
Bob McDonnell leaves out crucial paragraphs in jobs announcement; Dems thoughtfully provides them(Blue Virginia, 4/20/12)
VA governor to sign energy bills (CBS Moneywatch, 4/19/12)
Lawmakers accept McDonnell’s pension changes (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/19/12)
Opinion: Virginians lost ground during legislative session (, 4/19/12)
Virginia board delays charging tunnel tolls until 2014 (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/19/12)
McDonnell to fellow governors: provide records for federal gun checks (Pilot on Politics, 4/19/12)
VA GOP launches 2012 campaign with fundraiser expected to bring in $250,000 (Washington Post,4/19/12)
Virginia Dems trying to keep Bob McDonnell off Romney ticket (US News, 4/19/12)
McDonnell urges governors to improve gun background checks (Washington Post, 4/19/12)
Virginia Senate passes two-year, $85 billion budget (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/19/12)
VA Supreme Court to review death sentences (AP, 4/19/12)
Bob McDonnell on Romney, Obama and the VP pick (Washington Post, 4/19/12)
Legislators call on General Assembly to halt use of taxpayer funds for ALEC conferences (Washington Post, 4/18/12)
Virginia lawmakers sustain McDonnell’s vetoes, reject Port incentive amendment (Daily Press,4/18/12)
Virginia Senate approves budget, doesn’t include $300M for Dulles rail (Washington Post, 4/18/12)
Virginia Senate passes two-year budget after Colgan votes with Republicans (Washington Post,4/18/12)
That’s completely up to Mitt Romney,’ McDonnell says of veepstakes (Washington Post, 4/18/12)
Democrats in Virginia Senate block budget again (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/18/12)
Assembly rejects changes to voter ID bill (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star, 4/18/12)
Exclusive: Bob McDonnell interview (Washington Post, 4/18/12)
Gov. McDonnell says he’d consider VP slot, if asked (ABC News, 4/18/12)
Opinion: Amendments – Good and bad (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/18/12)
House, Senate back McDonnell on phasing in raises (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/18/12)
Senate reverses gears, approves budget; House overrides some McDonnell vetoes (The Daily Press,4/18/12)
Shad Planking features traditional ingredients, except Democrats (Washington Post, 4/18/12)
Sen. Webb: Health care law represents a leadership failure for Obama (Washington Post, 4/18/12)
McDonnell plans to air ‘positive’ TV ads (Washington Post, 4/17/12)
VA budget goes off the rails again (Washington Post, 4/17/12)
McDonnell backs postponing tunnel tolls until 2014 (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/17/12)
Virginia fundraising reports released (Washington Post, 4/17/12)
Opinion: State budget – Duty calls (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/17/12)
McDonnell’s staff tried to amend bills after deadline (Washington Post, 4/17/12)
Delay on tolls could ease budget impasse (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/17/12)
McDonnell signs energy bills (Augusta Free Press, 4/17/12)
Video: Budget stalls for the third time after democratic stand (NBC12, 4/17/12)
On eve of budget vote, McDonnell offers Hampton Roads toll relief (Washington Post, 4/16/12)
Moody’s: Virginia pension reforms ‘credit-positive’ (Augusta Free Press, 4/16/12)
Virginia revenues continue gains in March (Reuters, 4/16/12)
2 solid months of revenues puts VA well ahead of budget forecast (AP, 4/16/12)
Registrars oppose voter ID ’signature’ amendment (Pilot on Politics, 4/16/12)
McDonnell acts to remove sticking point on budget (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/16/12)
State’s retirement system reforms get credit rating boost (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/16/12)
Virginia balances budget with money from local governments (Staunton News-Leader, 4/14/12)
Commentary: Silver Line needs more help from McDonnell (Washington Post, 4/14/12)
VA House speaker William Howell: Conservative group ALEC is ‘under attack’ by liberals(Washington Post, 4/12/12)
McDonnell vetoes seven bills, amend many others (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/11/12)
Gov. McDonnell plans June European trade mission (AP, 4/11/12)
Virginia AG explores Appalachian Power Co. rate hikes at Gate City town hall meeting (Times News,4/10/12)
Video: Cuccinelli part of health care reform law (, 4/9/12)
Cuccinelli defends state’s lead role in questioning constitutionality of health care act (, 4/9/12)
Cracks form in Senate Democrats’ budget blockade (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/7/12)
Northern Virginia toll squabble takes turn in budget mess (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/6/12)
VA Sen. Charles Colgan: Silver Line project doesn’t outweigh other budget priorities (Washington Post,4/6/12)
Virginia budget negotiators reach deal (Washington Post, 4/5/12)
Englin’s affair, decision to bow out douse a ‘rising star’ (Washington Post, 4/4/12)
Cuccinelli won’t endorse GOP presidential candidate (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/4/12)
MARCH 2012
Cuccinelli to host Iowa GOP Lincoln Day Dinner May 5 (Des Moines Register, 3/28/12)
Virginia OKs first off-shore wind turbine in Chesapeake Bay (Washington Examiner, 3/27/12)
VA Senate approves state spending plan (Washington Post, 3/26/12)
Richmond prosecutor plans to try ultrasound protesters (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/25/12)
Cuccinelli to offer views on health-law arguments (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/25/12)
McDonnell is off to NV, UT, DC and CA (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/25/12)
Commentary: McDonnell’s next big idea — a rerun? (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/25/12)
Mansion chef departs amid police investigation (Washington Post, 3/24/12)
Public meetings will be held on uranium mining in Virginia (Washington Post, 3/23/12)
McDonnell comes in second on another VP list (Washington Post, 3/23/12)
Commentary: Virginia GOP doing it s best to re-elect Obama (Augusta Free Press, 3/23/12)
Will Virginia GOP help Obama win state? (NBC Washington, 3/23/12)
Cuccinelli to headline rally against health care act in Washington (Washington Post, 3/23/12)
Cuccinelli files papers for gubernatorial run (Washington Post, 3/22/12)
Legislators consider studying whether to shift cost of funding for roads to localities (Washington Post,3/22/12)
Virginia state budget standoff ends (Washington Post, 3/22/12)
Poll: Obama widens lead in Virginia (The Hill, 3/22/12)
Editorial: Poll drops shouldn’t be a surprise (Lynchburg News & Advance, 3/22/12)
Video: Is Gov. McDonnell waging a ‘war on women?’ (WTVR, 3/22/12)
McDonnell, Assembly lose favor in survey (Roanoke Times, 3/22/12)
Virginia poll: 52% oppose ultrasound law (Politico, 3/21/12)
Bob McDonnell: ‘War on Women’ is ‘political theater’ (Huffington Post, 3/21/12)
VA legislators see their job rating head south (Washington Times, 3/21/12)
Most Virginians disapprove of new ultrasound law (Slate, 3/21/12)
Poll: Adding McDonnell to ticket won’t help Romney in Virginia (Washington Times, 3/20/12)
Interview with VA Governor Bob McDonnell (RealClearPolitics, 3/20/12)
McDonnell warns budget standoff could hurt state (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/20/12)
McDonnell warns budget impasse could have dire consequences (Washington Post, 3/20/12)
Is Bob McDonnell afraid to say the word ‘ultrasound?’ (Blue Virginia, 3/19/12)
Groups press McDonnell to veto voter bills (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/18/12)
Virginia’s budget impasse tests local jurisdictions (Washington Post, 3/18/12)
Virginia attempts to nullify the National Defense Authorization Act (Washington Times, 3/16/12)
Detention legislation faces uncertain future (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/16/12)
Rand Paul writes Bob McDonnell about Virginia bill (Washington Post, 3/16/12)
Commentary: New abortion law is overreaching and ridiculous (The Daily Athenaeum, 3/16/12)
Petition calls on McDonnell to veto voter ID bill (NBC Washington, 3/16/12)
Rand Paul urges McDonnell to sign detention bill (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/16/12)
McDonnell urged to veto voting bills (Washington Post, 3/15/12)
McDonnell restoring felons’ rights at faster pace (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/15/12)
New Virginia voter ID law expected to face less opposition from DOJ than others (Washington Post,3/15/12)
Military detention legislation divides VA Republicans (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/15/12)
Editorial: Gov. Bob McDonnell’s poor plan to unclog Virginia’s roads (Washington Post, 3/15/12)
Justice Dept approves Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan (Washington Post, 3/14/12)
Editorial: Ken Cuccinelli’s climate-change witch hunt (Washington Post, 3/11/12)
O’Malley, McDonnell spar on Meet the Press (Baltimore Sun, 3/11/12)
Martin O’Malley touts Bob McDonnell for vice president, kind of (Washington Post, 3/11/12)
Virginia’s General Assembly ends with plenty of fighting and work, but no budget (Washington Post,3/10/12)
Virginia General Assembly to end session without budget deal (Washington Post, 3/9/12)
Bill to cut tenure for Virginia teachers is shelved (Washington Post, 3/8/12)
Virginia teacher tenure bill dies in GOP-led Senate (Washington Post, 3/8/12)
Gov. Bob McDonnell signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill (LA Times, 3/7/12)
In Virginia, swing voters unmoved by November election choices (Washington Post, 3/3/12)
VA Supreme Court: UVa doesn’t have to give Cuccinelli global-warming documents (Washington Post,3/2/12)
House passes a third state budget; sends plan to Senate (Washington Post, 3/2/12)
Educators to rally Saturday in support of school funding (Washington Post, 3/2/12)
McDonnell, GOP leaders again urge Democrats to pass a budget (Washington Post, 3/2/12)
VA GOP’s toughest opposition in assembly came from within (Washington Post, 3/2/12)
VA Supreme Court tosses Cuccinelli’s case against former U-Va climate change researcher(Washington Post, 3/2/12)
‘Tebow’ bill to let home-schoolers play high school sports killed by VA Senate (Washington Post,3/1/12)
Editorial: Virginia Democrats should avoid tit-for-tat overreach (Washington Post, 3/1/12)
Virginia lawmakers approve pre-abortion ultrasound bill (LA Times, 3/1/12)
Commentary: Abortion bill hurt McDonnell’s VP prospects (Washington Post, 2/29/12)
Virginia Senate Democrats kill another budget plan (Washington Post, 2/29/12)
McDonnell signs bill lifting one-handgun-per-month limit (Washington Post, 2/28/12)
VA Senate passes contentious ultrasound bill (Washington Post, 2/28/12)
McDonnell walks fine line with conservative General Assembly (Washington Post, 2/25/12)
Bob McDonnell: Mitt Romney has a ‘CEO’ problem (LA Times, 2/25/12)
VA Senate Democrats’ budget rejection could bring backlash (Washington Post, 2/24/12)
Commentary: Virginia’s anti-abortion bill: This is conservatism? (Washington Post, 2/23/12)
Nitty-gritty knocked Virginia abortion bill off the fast track (Washington Post, 2/23/12)
Virginia stalls personhood bill until 2013 (Politico, 2/23/12)
Virginia Senate fails to pass budget plan (Washington Post, 2/23/12)
McDonnell, Virginia Republicans back off mandatory invasive ultrasounds (Washington Post,2/22/12)
Virginia governor no longer fully supports ultrasounds before abortions (Washington Post, 2/21/12)
Another survey shows tight races for WH, Senate in Virginia (Washington Post, 2/20/12)
Virginia legislators at odds over McDonnell’s transportation plan (Washington Post, 2/20/12)
Virginia budget writers clash over taxes, pension reform and education (Washington Post, 2/19/12)
Virginia legislators want changes in McDonnell’s budget proposal (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
McDonnell’s legislative victory claims mocked by VA Senate Democrats (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
Grover Norquist accuses Virginia Senators of violating anti-tax pledge (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
McDonnell urges Senate Democrats to act on the budget (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
Virginia House GOP muscles through abortion curbs (ABC News, 2/15/12)
Virginia Democrats ask McDonnell to oppose GOP transportation bill (Washington Post, 2/15/12)
In Virginia, 2013 governor’s race could fracture the GOP (Washington Post, 2/13/12)
Virginia Democrats talk of a comeback over dinner (Washington Post, 2/12/12)
After painting Loudoun red, GOP sees county as a key in 2012 elections (Washington Post, 2/12/12)
Subcommittee No. 3: It’s the boneyard of rejected bills (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/12/12)
Bills to ban use of foreign laws rile groups (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/12/12)
Wilder: Senate Dems sold out on gun-a-month repeal (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/12/12)
Commentary: Bob McDonnell, short-timer (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/12/12)
Lawmakers set to revamp McDonnell’s roads plan (Washington Examiner, 2/11/12)
Federal judge dismisses suit on congressional districts (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/11/12)
Federal court dismisses Virginia redistricting suit, state case still pending (Washington Post,2/11/12)
Virginia Democrats, Republicans: No, we can’t just get along (Washington Times, 2/11/12)
Audio: Cuccinelli receives award at CPAC (WAMU, 2/10/12)
Coakley, Cuccinelli debate federal health care law (Legal Newsline, 2/10/12)
McDonnell outlines business policy to CEOs (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/10/12)
Bolling defends incentives for job creation (Bacon’s Rebellion, 2/10/12)
McDonnell tapped to give national address (Washington Post, 2/10/12)
Conservatives cheer victories; foes decry social push (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/10/12)
Cuccinelli steps into national political spotlight (Washington Examiner, 2/10/12)
CPAC speech: Cuccinelli tears up talking about the need to defend freedom (Huffington Post, 2/9/12)
CPAC: Cuccinelli touts his record fighting the Obama administration (National Journal, 2/9/12)
Chambers dispel talk of Virginia toll authority (Roanoke Times, 2/9/12)
Senate panel guts key provisions of McDonnell’s transportation plan (Daily Press, 2/9/12)
Commentary: Ken’s cops proposal alarms state Capitol (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/8/12)
Obama has slight edge over Romney in new Virginia poll (Washington Post, 2/8/12)
McDonnell, Cuccinelli call for ’school choice’ (Staunton News Leader, 2/8/12)
Jeb Bush to talk education with McDonnell (Daily Press, 2/8/12)
McDonnell’s agenda takes hit in Senate (Washington Times, 2/8/12)
Overhaul of teacher contracts, evaluations heads to House (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/8/12)
Virginia education and Jeb Bush (NBC Washington, 2/8/12)
Commentary: Bob McDonnell’s conservative conundrum (World, 2/7/12)
McDonnell urges OK for tax credits for school choice (Washington Times, 2/7/12)
McDonnell touts transportation plan (Augusta Free Press, 2/7/12)
Virginia adding ‘conscience clause’ to adoption laws (Washington Post, 2/7/12)
VA House passes bill to ease ballot requirements (Washington Post, 2/7/12)
McDonnell will campaign for Romeny in VA, DC (Washington Post, 2/6/12)
McDonnell says he is ‘friend’ of coal industry (Staunton News Leader, 2/6/12)
Mitt Romney, Bob McDonnell, Nikki Haley: A new conservative order (The Hill, 2/6/12)
Bob McDonnell defends Mitt Romney, slams Barack Obama (The State Column, 2/6/12)
McDonnell’s GOP: All the credit, none of the blame (Daily Press, 2/6/12)
McDonnell explains why he’d be a good Romney VP (Washington Examiner, 2/6/12)
Morning Read: O’Malley vs. McDonnell on economic growth (NBC Washington, 2/6/12)
Dems urge McDonnell to come back to reality on economic recovery (Augusta Free Press, 2/6/12)
Governors O’Malley and McDonnell on “State of the Union” (RealClearPolitics, 2/6/12)
Commentary: One party, many opinions (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/5/12)
McDonnell: Newt’s got issues with conservatives, too (Politico, 2/5/12)
GOP bill aims to give home-schooled kids access to public school sports (Washington Post, 2/5/12)
McDonnell wanted conservative Assembly, now its right turn forces hard choices for VP prospect(Washington Post, 2/5/12)
Bob McDonnell: GOP governors deserve credit for the recovery, not Obama (TPM, 2/5/12)
O’Malley, McDonnell spar over which party deserves credit for economic recovery (Washington Post,2/5/12)
Republicans in Virginia push conservative agenda, with bills on guns, gays (Washington Post,2/3/12)
Virginia lawmakers split bitterly over voter ID rules (Washington Post, 2/3/12)
House, Senate back proposal to allow adoption agencies to deny placements for religious reasons(Washington Post, 2/3/12)
Virginia vote on handgun limit is postponed (Washington Post, 2/3/12)
Cuccinelli, Coakley to debate federal healthcare law (Washington Post, 2/3/12)
Handgun ban in Virginia headed for repeal (Washington Post, 2/2/12)
House votes to ban subsidies for poor women who abort fetuses with birth defects (Washington Post,2/2/12)
Virginia Senate passes bill requiring women to undergo ultrasound before abortion (Washington Post,2/1/12)
Editorial: From convict to citizen (Daily Press, 1/30/12)
GOP takeover in Senate having profound effects (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/29/12)
Editorial: O’Malley and McDonnell’s entertaining rivalry (Washington Post, 1/27/12)
Aneesh Chopra, WH tech chief, expected to run for VA Lt. Gov (Washington Post, 1/27/12)
Editorial: Robert McDonnell’s empty promises on roads funds (Washington Post, 1/26/12)
McDonnell restores voting rights to more convicted felons than previous governors (Daily Press,1/24/12)
Virginia Republicans push slew of conservative bills (Washington Post, 1/22/12)
Romney wins key endorsement from Virginia governor (The Hill, 1/20/12)
Virginia Senate clears new congressional map (Washington Post, 1/20/12)
McDonnell takes aim at state mandates (Daily Press, 1/17/12)
Lobby Day brings carnival feel to Richmond Capitol (Washington Post, 1/16/12)
Perry, Gingrich appeal for slots on Virginia ballot (Politico, 1/15/12)
Editorial: McDonnell’s budget goes in the right direction (Daily Press, 1/14/12)
Bob McDonnell stokes VP talk in South Carolina (Politico, 1/14/12)
NoVa loses clout in Richmond (Washington Post, 1/14/12)
McDonnell adds $58 million to K-12 budget proposal (Daily Press, 1/13/12)
GOP takes control of Virginia General Assembly (Washington Post, 1/11/12)
Virginia board bucks Cuccinelli’s advice, approves gay nondiscrimination policy (Washington Post,1/10/12)
McDonnell tells Virginia legislators: ‘Don’t fight.’ (Washington Post, 1/10/12)
McDonnell unveils 2012 education agenda (Daily Press, 1/9/12)
Editorial: McDonnell’s lesson plan (Daily Press, 1/9/12)
Cuccinelli-Bolling relationship gets even more complicated (WAMU, 1/8/12)
Gov. McDonnell intends to launch ‘big ideas’ this year (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/8/12)
Commentary: The beginning of the end for McDonnell (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/8/12)
Bill Bolling, the man who doesn’t break the dishes (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/8/12)
General Assembly returns Wednesday to tackle budget, other key issues (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/8/12)
GOP a political gated community? (The Daily Press, 1/7/12)
Virginia Senate’s party split has lawmakers sweating even the small stuff (Washington Post,1/7/12)
Kaine, Allen offer dueling economic messages (Washington Post, 1/7/12)
Audio: Cuccinelli – Resigning unnecessary for gubernatorial run (WAMU, 1/6/12)
Cuccinelli: governments should follow court rulings against sectarian prayer (The Free Lance-Star,1/5/12)
Editorial: Bill Bolling’s sensible restraint on breaking ties (Washington Post, 1/5/12)
State’s bigwigs need to muster the passion to help Virginians (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/5/12)
Bolling files motion to dismiss Senate Democrats’ suit on tiebreaker (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/5/12)
VA judge allows GOP presidential hopefuls to join Perry’s ballot suit (Washington Post, 1/4/12)
Cuccinelli asks court to toss lawsuit disputing Bolling’s power (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/4/12)
McDonnell aims to lure biotech jobs to Virginia (Washington Times, 1/4/12)
Cuccinelli revved up to race McAuliffe for Virginia governor (Washington Post, 1/4/12)
Bolling says he can break ties, but not on budget (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/4/12)
Rick Perry Virginia ballot suit open to other GOP contenders, judge rules (Washington Post, 1/4/12)
Bolling delimits tiebreaker role in divided Virginia Senate (Washington Times, 1/3/12)
Bolling says Constitution gives him power to give GOP Senate majority (The Daily Press, 1/3/12)
My tie-breaking vote is limited, VA Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling tells senators (Washington Post, 1/3/12)
GOP criticized on signatures for GOP primary (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/3/12)
Cuccinelli’s about-face on ballot access draws backhanded praise (Washington Post, 1/3/12)
Editorial: Virginia’s primary failure (Washington Post, 1/2/12)
Virginia battle fight: Are conservatives sacrificing principle? (Washington Post, 1/2/12)
Cuccinelli reverses  on VA GOP ballot challenge (Washington Examiner, 1/1/12)
A host of hurdles in store for Virginia’s General Assembly (WTOP, 1/1/12)
VA AG changes mind, won’t intervene in primary ballot case (Washington Post, 1/1/12)
Virginia’s Cuccinelli opposes changes to March primary rules (Bloomberg Businessweek, 1/1/12)
Anxious times ahead for Virginia localities (Lynchburg News and Advance, 1/1/12)
Report: Cuccinelli to enter VA ballot controversy (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/1/12)
Cuccinelli reverse stand on primary (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/1/12)
Virginia lawmaker criticizes GOP for requiring primary loyalty oath (Fox News, 1/1/12)
Bolling defends Virginia ballot rules (Politico, 1/1/12)

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