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

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VA 2013 Archives

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Virginia Gubernatorial Headlines 2013 Archives

JULY 2013

Cuccinelli: No plans to repay Williams gifts (NBC Washington, 7/31/13)
VIDEO: On TV, Northam lashes out against GOP over their social agenda (Virginia Politics, 7/31/13)
Ads target McAuliffe’s memoir (Washington Post, 7/31/13)
McDonnell: Daughter repaid $15,000 catering gift for wedding (Washington Post, 7/31/13)
McDonnell says he will return other gifts (Washington Post, 7/30/13)
Bob McDonnell defends wife in gift scandal (Politico, 7/30/13)
Ken Cuccinelli seeks to turn 2012 script on its head (Politico, 7/29/13)
Terry McAuliffe’s tough immigration talk in ’07 (Politico, 7/29/13)
COMMENTARY: What’s truly important in Bob McDonnell’s spending scandal (Esquire, 7/29/13)
Private lawyers for McDonnell, staff bill state $54,000 (Washington Post, 7/29/13)
Ad targets Cuccinelli fight with climate scientist (Washington Post, 7/29/13)
How did Bob McDonnell let it get this bad? (The Fix, 7/29/13)
McAuliffe sends mixed messages in tour of Virginia (Washington Post, 7/28/13)
Va. first lady spent thousands from husband’s PAC on clothes, other items (Washington Post, 7/27/13)
COMMENTARY: McDonnell needs to do much more to have any hope of repairing reputation (Washington Post, 7/27/13)
Police probe threat to Cuccinelli (Washington Post, 7/25/13)
Homeland security deputy nominee says he didn’t give Terry McAuliffe special treatment (Washington Post, 7/25/13)
McDonnell switches advisers, strategy in answering allegations (Washington Post, 7/25/13)
Bob McDonnell visits American troops in Afghanistan (AP, 7/24/13)
Gov. McDonnell: No thought to resigning after apology for connections to businessman (NBC Washington, 7/24/13)
VIDEO: GOP web ad: ‘Trick Terry – Debate Edition’ (YouTube, 7/23/13)
VIDEO: Dem web ad: ‘The Cost of Cuccinelli’s Extreme Agenda’ (YouTube, 7/23/13)
Ken Cuccinelli once backed anti-adultery laws (Politico, 7/23/13)
McDonnell apologizes, repays loan (Washington Post, 7/23/13)
Group seeks IRS investigation of McDonnells, Cuccinelli (Washington Post, 7/23/13)
Virginia Republican suffers abortion backlash from donors (Bloomberg, 7/22/13)
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli exchange barbs (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/21/13)
McCain, Romney debate coach Brett O’Donnell joins Ken Cuccinelli campaign (Politico, 7/21/13)
Ad assails Cuccinelli on Social Security, Medicare (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/21/13)
Venture capital exec Ukrop joins campaign group for McAuliffe (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/21/13)
First debate in Virginia Governor’s race adds some drama (New York Times, 7/20/13)
Va. gov hopefuls: Trust me, not him (Politico, 7/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Terry McAuliffe looks gubernatorial, mostly (Washington Post, 7/20/13)
Cuccinelli, McAuliffe spar at Va. gubernatorial debate (Washington Post, 7/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Bob McDonnell needs to come clean on gifts (Washington Post, 7/20/13)
McDonnell backers start legal-defense fund (Washington Post, 7/19/13)
VIDEO: Virginia governor’s race spices up 2013 (PBS NewsHour, 7/19/13)
Virginia is corrupt (Slate, 7/19/13)
Five things to watch in the first debate of Va. governor’s race (Washington Post, 7/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuccinelli gets a break (Washington Post, 7/19/13)
McAuliffe and Cuccinelli hone messages before first debate in Virginia (TIME, 7/19/13)
McDonnell ethics questions cloud GOP hopes for retaining governor’s mansion (NBC News, 7/19/13)
Ken Cuccinelli really wants to ban oral sex (Slate, 7/18/13)
Investigators clear Virginia’s Cuccinelli in ethics probe (New York Times, 7/18/13)
Virginia governor race 2013 poll: Terry McAuliffe holds narrow edge (Politico, 7/18/13)
VIDEO: Does Ken Cuccinelli’s book question whether Social Security and Medicare should exist? (Washington Post, 7/18/13)
Virginia governor GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli launches website that pushes for reinstatement of state’s anti-sodomy law (New York Daily News, 7/18/13)
McAuliffe continues to edge Cuccinelli, poll finds (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/18/13)
Investigators looking into whether Va. first lady got free dental work, 2 people say (Washington Post, 7/18/13)
Governor’s approval rating hits new low (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/18/13)
McDonnell renting house to state health commissioner (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/18/13)
VIDEO: Ken Cuccinelli’s new website defends anti-sodomy law (MSNBC – The Last Word, 7/18/13)
Cuccinelli broke no laws in late filings, prosecutor says (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/18/13)
50% of Virginians surveyed back same-sex marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/18/13)
McDonnell helped benefactor get meeting with Va. health secretary, e-mails show (Washington Post, 7/17/13)
McAuliffe widens fundraising lead over Cuccinelli in governor race (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/16/13)
VIDEO: Democrats air TV ad on Medicare, Social Security (Virginia Politics, 7/16/13)
VIDEO: McAuliffe camp to air TV ad on gas royalties (Virginia Politics, 7/15/13)
After regulations change, Va’s busiest abortion clinic closes (AP, 7/15/13)
Virginia’s Attorney General faces scrutiny for ties to executive (New York Times, 7/15/13)
McDonnell invested heavily as housing market tanked (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/14/13)
Notes from the Capitol: Gift scandal again overtakes governor’s race (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/14/13)
Gifts issue cloud Gov. McDonnell’s political future (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Even McDonnell’s friends are bracing for the worst (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/14/13)
Revenue surplus triggers raise for state workers (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/13/13)
Judge refuses to dismiss ex-Va. mansion chef’s case (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/13/13)
Va. first lady plays central role in gift scandal (Washington Post, 7/13/13)
In new ad, Va. Dems attack Cuccinelli on women’s issues (Pilot on Politics, 7/12/13)
RGA may hit airwaves in Virginia governor race (Politico, 7/12/13)
Virginia judge lets mansion chef case move forward (Washington Post, 7/12/13)
Virginia Democrats hit Cuccinelli in new ad for Violence Against Women Act silence (Washington Post, 7/12/13)
Sources: Va. Dems buy TV time after McAuliffe cash transfer (Pilot on Politics, 7/11/13)
RNC’s Priebus says Cuccinelli is ‘simple’ choice for Va. governor (Virginia Politics, 7/11/13)
OPINION: Bob McDonnell is unfit for office (Washington Post, 7/11/13)
Donors’ gifts have some asking for tighter Va. rules (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/11/13)
Bill Clinton raises cash for Terry McAuliffe (Politico, 7/11/13)
On policy, Cuccinelli running to succeed McDonnell, not emulate him (Washington Post, 7/11/13)
Will Bob McDonnell need to resign? (The Fix, 7/11/13)
Cuccinelli distances himself from governor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/11/13)
New poll finds majority of Virginians support same-sex marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/11/13)
Sources: Additional $120,000 given to McDonnells (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/10/13)
State Sen. Barbara Favola calls for Gov. McDonnell’s resignation (Washington Post, 7/10/13)
Cuccinelli responds to McDonnell allegations (NBC12, 7/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. McDonnell must answer questions about scandal (Washington Post, 7/10/13)
Star Scientific to weigh heavily in governor’s race (NBC12, 7/10/13)
ACLU to challenge Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Is McDonnell finally pivoting to offense in Giftgate? (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/10/13)
McDonnell’s corporation, wife allegedly benefited from $120,000 more from donor (Washington Post, 7/9/13)
McDonnell says he’s looked into future changes in gift laws (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/9/13)
Governor’s son arrested, charged with intoxication, swearing (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/9/13)
McDonnell son arrested on intoxication charge (Washington Post, 7/9/13)
McDonnell reimburses $2,400 in mansion supplies (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/9/13)
Va. faces big bill to fund pensions (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/9/13)
Terry McAuliffe to get fundraising help from Martin O’Malley, Anthony Brown (Washington Post, 7/9/13)
Ex-mansion chef faces key hearing today (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/8/13)
McDonnell lawyer says children too minimal food from mansion (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/8/13)
AG Cuccinelli not worried about mansion chef politics (NBC Washington, 7/8/13)
Judge to rule this week on charges against ex-chef (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/8/13)
Spokesman denies rumor Gov. McDonnell is resigning (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/7/13)
COMMENTARY: What if McDonnell were out of his job — now? (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/7/13)
Advocates worry about details of Virginia’s new program to restore voting rights to felons (Washington Post, 7/6/13)
Richmond scandal grows into a crisis (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/5/13)
Cuccinelli, aide won’t testify in chef case (Roanoke Times, 7/4/13)
VIDEO: Governor responds to ‘resignation letter’ (WTVR, 7/4/13)
Judge won’t make Cuccinelli testify in chef’s case (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/4/13)
For months, Cuccinelli didn’t know of McDonnell allegations, campaign says (Washington Post, 7/3/13)
Democratic senator to McDonnell: ‘come clean’ on gifts or resign (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/3/13)
No ‘witch hunts,’ McAuliffe promises ODU scientists (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/3/13)
Scrutiny continues over McDonnell’s ties with donor (CNN Political Ticker, 7/3/13)
Virginia’s McDonnell turns to high-powered defense attorney (The Maddow Blog, 7/3/13)
EDITORIAL: The McDonnells’ gift registry grows (Roanoke Times, 7/3/13)
Past union words, climate deeds stalk Virginia governor candidates (Pilot on Politics, 7/3/13)
Amid controversy, Va. Republican proposes political gift limits (Pilot on Politics, 7/3/13)
POLITIFACT: Cuccinelli says McAuliffe opposes Virginia’s right-to-work law rated FALSE (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/3/13)
McDonnell’s Final Four trip in 2011  is under scrutiny (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/3/13)
Debate squabbling intensifies as Cuccinelli refuses AARP/League of Women Voters invite (Washington Post, 7/3/13)
As Cuccinelli campaigns, some big GOP donors keep wallets closed for now (Washington Post, 7/2/13)
Terry McAuliffe’s guest at Virginia Tech raises eyebrows (WJLA, 7/2/13)
Va. legislator calls on Gov. Bob McDonnell to resign (The Virginian-Pilot, 7/2/13)
As Va. governor, Cuccinelli would push for voters to register by party (Washington Post, 7/2/13)
Virginia Democrat to Gov. McDonnell: Explain gifts or resign (Washington Post, 7/2/13)
Bob McDonnell: Ex-mansion chef alleges forced private catering (AP, 7/2/13)
McDonnell outlines plans for program to take control of failing schools (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/2/13)
Lawyers say chef was McDonnell’s ‘personal shopper’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/2/13)
Gubernatorial hopeful McAuliffe’s campaign tours Virginia Tech (Roanoke Times, 7/2/13)
Va. Gov Bob McDonnell asked to resign over scandal (Slate, 7/2/13)

Will Bolling get to be governor after all? (Washington Post, 7/2/13)
Democrats unite in push for political gift ban (Loudoun Times, 7/2/13)
McAuliffe talks research at ODU (WAVY, 7/2/13)
Many area voters undecided on governor’s race, UVa center survey finds (The Daily Progress, 7/2/13)
Virginia abortion-seekers face manipulation, misinformation, nonprofit report finds (Washington Post, 7/1/13)
Ex-chef: Gov. McDonnell used Virginia assets for personal, political purposes (Washington Post, 7/1/13)
McDonnell ceremonially signs landmark education reform (Augusta Free Press, 7/1/13)
Abortion-rights group cites ultrasound problems in Va. (AP, 7/1/13)
Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lingering controversies may dog Ken Cuccinelli (WJLA, 7/1/13)
Ken Cuccineill campaign sends out the worst opposition research email you will ever see (BuzzFeed Politics, 7/1/13)
OPINION: Cuccinelli’s roads fix: Specifics, please (Washington Post, 7/1/13)
Another take on Cuccinelli’s vague road plan (Bacon’s Rebellion, 7/1/13)
POLITIFACT: Contrary to pledge, McDonnell sought to cut funding for free clinics (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Cuccinelli challenges Biden to debate (The Hill, 6/30/13)
Ken Cuccinelli rejects attempts to label him on cultural issues (Washington Times, 6/30/13)
Biden fires up Virginia’s Democrats, bashes Cuccinelli at Jefferson Jackson Dinner (Washington Post, 6/30/13)
Biden urges Democrats to defeat ‘tea party’ candidate (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Rolex-wearing governor is political time bomb (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/30/13)
Joe Biden rouses Virginia Democrats, gives GOP a tea party label (Politico, 6/29/13)
Vice President Biden visits Richmond in support of McAuliffe (The Daily Press, 6/29/13)
Cuccinelli fights bid to compel testimony (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/29/13)
Republicans disparage Biden before Richmond speech (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia’s gifted governor (Washington Post, 6/28/13)
OPINION: Compromise is about to get harder in Virginia (Washington Post, 6/28/13)
Libertarian Party candidates for governor, House earn spots on Virginia ballot (Metro Weekly, 6/28/13)
Lawyers for Va. governor’s ex-chef want to subpoena Cuccinelli (Washington Post, 6/28/13)
McDonnell won’t answer questions on Rolex (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/28/13)
OPINION: Cuccinelli standing athwart history (Washington Post, 6/27/13)
The  evolution of Ken Cuccinelli (TPM, 6/27/13)
VIDEO: Gay marriage ruling another rift in governor’s race (Pilot on Politics, 6/27/13)
Reactions from Virginia leaders on DOMA decision (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/27/13)
E.W. Jackson says he’s not the extreme candidate for Va. lieutenant governor (Washington Post,6/27/13)
Cuccinelli brief: First same-sex marriage, then polygamy (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/26/13)
Sheila Johnson backs McAuliffe in Va governor’s race (Washington Post, 6/26/13)
Cuccinelli leads prosecutors in filing against gay marriage (The Virginian-Pilot, 6/26/13)
Same-sex marriage ruling highlights split in Va governor’s race, don’t change state law (Washington Post, 6/26/13)
Cuccinelli, McAuliffe spar over Obama climate speech, coal policies (Washington Post, 6/25/13)
VIDEO: Cuccinelli: Seeking federal approval for voting changes like ‘running to mommy’ (Pilot on Politics, 6/25/13)
Donor bought Rolex watch for Virginia Gov. McDonnell, people familiar with gift say (Washington Post, 6/25/13)
Star Scientific CEO financed shopping spree for first lady (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/25/13)
McDonnell says he reimburses state for family’s personal expenses (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/25/13)
Cuccinelli asks Supreme Court to reverse ruling on sodomy law (AP, 6/25/13)
McDonnell says voting rights ruling leaves Va. in ‘limbo’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/25/13)
COMMENTARY: For Cuccinelli, Jackson’s more a bother than baggage (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/23/13)
Democrat McAuliffe rebrands himself as bipartisan in Va. gubernatorial race (Washington Post,6/22/13)
Probe into gifts to McDonnells finds new undisclosed items valued at tens of thousands (Washington Post, 6/22/13)
At Reston tech forum, Cuccinelli and McAuliffe blast each other’s policy priorities (Washington Post,6/20/13)
McAuliffe drops debate objections (Washington Post, 6/20/13)
Cyber incentives needed in Va. because Md. working at ‘warp speed’: McAuliffe (Washington Business Journal, 6/20/13)
Bob McDonnell could have been a GOP MVP. But his party may ave to do without him. (National Journal, 6/20/13)
Cuccinelli, Jackson and Obenshain all appear at Harrisonburg fundraiser (Washington Post,6/19/13)
VIDEO: E.W. Jackson marks Juneteenth at Newport News event (Daily Press, 6/19/13)
Cuccinelli presses Treasury again on Medcaid funds (AP, 6/19/13)
McAuliffe, at Silver Line station, touts support of project, says Cuccinelli fought it (Washington Post,6/18/13)
McAuliffe calls debate haggling a staff matter (Washington Post, 6/17/13)
Va. Medicaid commission to meet for first time (AP, 6/17/13)
Mansion spending records indicate improper billing by Virginia governor and his family(Washington Post, 6/16/13)
Race for governor may hinge on who can overcome flaws (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Va. Democrats could be paving way for GOP victory (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/16/13)
Candidates for AG spar in first debate (Washington Post, 6/15/13)
AG candidates draw clear distinctions in first debate (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/15/13)
Former GOP governor Holton backs Democrat McAuliffe (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Wasteful Charlottesville highway highlights problem with Bob McDonnell’s road plans (Washington Post, 6/15/13)
Northern Virginia clinic sues to challenge abortion rules (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/14/13)
1st GOP former Va. governor, Holton, supports Democrat McAuliffe in this year’s governor race (AP, 6/14/13)
Virginia Democrats say Cuccinelli should request IG probe of his own office (Washington Post,6/14/13)
Candidates for governor say they never used drugs (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/14/13)
Virginia ballot includes no women (Washington Post, 6/14/13)
GOP candidate for Va. lieutenant governor has a steep learning curve (Washington Post, 6/14/13)
GOP says Democratic senator who called for probe of Cuccinelli has his own conflict (Washington Post, 6/13/13)
Ousters open two more chairmanships in House of Delegates (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/13/13)
GOP’s Jackson discusses past drug use, bankruptcy (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/13/13)
Legal fight over drilling money becomes part of VA governor’s election battle (Washington Post,6/13/13)
Salahi urges write-in votes for governor; eyes congressional seat (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/12/13)
Democrats attack Republican ‘Tea Party ticket’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/12/13)
Dem lawmaker: McAuliffe should accept debate rules (Washington Post, 6/12/13)
Virginia Democratic ticket appears together for first time (Washington Post, 6/12/13)
EW Jackson says he would seek transportation fix without new taxes (Washington Post, 6/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Virginia’s members-only approach to representative democracy (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/12/13)
Democrats give nod to Northam, Herring in statewide races (Washington Post, 6/11/13)
2 GOP delegates ousted in Va. primary (Washington Post, 6/11/13)
Business leaders warm to Terry McAuliffe (National Journal, 6/11/13)
Amid scrutiny, questions follow McDonnell (Virginia Politics, 6/11/13)
Democrats nominate Herring for AG, Northam for lieutenant governor (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/11/13)
VA GOP rescinds request for concealed handgun data (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/11/13)
McDonnell flee  queries about probe (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/11/13)
Tareq Salahi shifts to write-in campaign for Va. governor, eyes US House race (Washington Post,6/11/13)
Senator urges IG probe of Cuccinelli’s office providing legal aid to natural gas companies(Washington Post, 6/10/13)
McDonnell, in NoVa, declines to answer questions about grand jury (Richmond Times-Dispatch,6/10/13)
Guv election 2013: McAuliffe has slight lead, 44-41% (Rasmussen Reports, 6/10/13)
Virginia delegate will be witness before grand jury in probe related to McDonnell (Washington Post,6/9/13)
59% in Virginia approve of McDonell’s performance as governor (Rasmussen Reports, 6/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Bob and Maureen talk it through (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/9/13)
Virginia primary: House Republicans face rare challenges in wake of transportation bill(Washington Post, 6/8/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: E.W. Jackson bid separate from mine (Politico, 6/7/13)
Yoga lures Satan, and 6 other things the GOP’s E.W. Jackson believes (The Week, 6/6/13)
Michelle Obama stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia governor’s race (Washington Post, 6/6/13)
Cuccinellli and McAuliffe ask each other, ‘Where’s the beef?’ (PolitiFact Virginia, 6/6/13)
Terry McAuliffe tests Obama playbook in Virginia (National Journal, 6/6/13)
Bolling backing GOP House members who voted for transportation overhaul (Washington Post,6/6/13)
Va. administration’s failure to talk straight about Bi-County Parkway causes backlash (Washington Post, 6/5/13)
Cuccinelli says he might be latest IRS target (Washington Post, 6/5/13)
OPINION: Is Virginia for haters? (New York Times, 6/5/13)
McAuliffe announces endorsements from Northern Virginia Republicans, business leaders(Washington Post, 6/4/13)
McDonnell aides expressed concern about his role in event for Star Scientific (Washington Post,6/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Robert McDonnell’s tin ear on ethics (Washington Post, 6/4/13)
Master Dem fundraiser McAuliffe held cash balance nearly double GOP’s Cuccinelli as May ended(AP, 6/3/13)
The dirtiest, nastiest, low-down campaign in America: Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe (TIME, 6/3/13)
Michelle Obama to fundraise for McAuliffe (Virginia Politics, 6/3/113)
Virginia governor’s wife was paid $36K as consultant to coal philanthropy (Washington Post,6/2/13)
Democrats vying for lieutenant governor in Va. share vision for office (Washington Post, 6/2/13)
EW Jackson says Cuccinelli in 2010 suggested that he run for Va. Lt. governor (Washington Post,6/2/13)
Virginia House GOP, lobbyists gather at Homestead resort (Washington Post, 6/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Fight for VA House depends on where you are (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/2/13)
McAuliffe says GOP social agenda is bad for business (Washington Post, 6/1/13)

MAY 2013

NAACP leader, McDonnell praise cooperation on rights initiative (Richmond Times-Dispatch,5/31/13)
Candidates for governor trade barbs at luncheon (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/31/13)
McDonnell: Still work to do before leaving office (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/31/13)
Cuccinelli, McAuliffe attack one another over transparency (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/30/13)
In joint appearance, McAuliffe, Cuccinelli trade jabs over debates, transparency (Washington Post,5/30/13)
New Terry McAuliffe ad says he would avoid ‘divisive, ideological agenda’ as Va. governor(Washington Post, 5/30/13)
GOP pounces on McAuliffe over Virginia Democrat’s claims on transportation bill (Washington Post,5/29/13)
McAuliffe leads in race of lesser of 2 evils (Public Policy Polling, 5/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Little things could decide little-noticed primary (Richmond Times-Dispatch,5/29/13)
McDonnell to ease restoring nonviolent felons’ rights (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/29/13)
Cuccinelli has change of heart on felons’ voting rights (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/29/13)
Cuccinelli set to announce findings on restoring voting rights to felons (Washington Post, 5/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuccinelli – St. Sebastian of politics or merely a target? (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/26/3)
Cuccinelli ad features family of slain officer (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/26/13)
Amid turmoil, John Warner worries about GOP’s ‘competitive strength’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia’s GOP is stuck in traffic (Washington Post, 5/25/13)
Bill Bolling stands his ground (Virginia Political Pineapple, 5/24/13)
Would Cuccinelli cut, or keep, coal tax credits? (Pilot on Politics, 5/24/13)
Politics counts: Virginia’s shift could break streak (Wall Street Journal, 5/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Medicaid reforms advance (Roanoke Times, 5/24/13)
OPINION: Does November matter to the Virginia GOP? (Washington Post, 524/13)
In Virginia, nominee tests GOP message (Wall Street Journal, 5/24/13)
Jackson stands by incendiary comments (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/23/13)
VIDEO: Right wing is weighing down GOP in Virginia (MSNBC Hardball, 5/23/13)
Star Scientific vs state of Virginia lawsuit set for December trial date (Washington Post, 5/23/13)
Wilder says tweet about Virginia’s GOP ticket wasn’t an endorsement (Washington Post, 5/23/13)
E.W. Jackson a wild card in VA GOP campaign (Washington Post, 5/23/13)
GOP Super PAC takes aim at McAuliffe, car company (Martinsville Media, 5/23/13)
Kaine, Warner decry Jackson’s past statements (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/23/13)
McAuliffe’s shift on coal, offshore drilling attracts critics (Pilot on Politics, 5/23/13)
New gay-rights battleground: Virginia (Politico, 5/23/13)
Richmond mayor says GOP’s Jackson would hurt Va. ‘for many, many years’ (AP, 5/23/13)
City prosecutor investigating McDonnell’s disclosures (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/23/13)
VIDEO: McAuliffe touts work with McDonnell in new ad (The Hill, 5/22/13)
VIDEO: McAuliffe ad focuses on transportation deal (The Shad Plank, 5/22/13)
Democrats say McDonnell probe highlights Cuccinelli lapses (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Va. Republicans break it; then buy it (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/22/13)
Va. OK’d for dual Medicaid pilot project (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/22/13)
Special prosecutor appointed in investigation of Virginia governor (New York Times, 5/22/13)
Koch brother to host a fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli (BuzzFeed, 5/22/13)
McAuliffe ad touts businessman’s role in Virginia transportation compromise (Washington Post,5/22/13)
Terry McAuliffe reverses course, backs bill to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast (Washington Post,5/22/13)
Prosecutor investigating McDonnell’s disclosure of gifts (Washington Post, 5/22/13)
Under scrutiny, governor’s mansion a dichotomy (AP, 5/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Virginia GOP’s E.W. Jackson so far right he has said Democrats have ‘antichrist’ agenda (Washington Post, 5/22/13)
COMMENTARY: EW Jackson is the best thing not happen to Ken Cuccinelli (Huffington Post, 5/22/13)
Virginia: The candidate for Lt Gov, in his own words (MSNBC Hardball, 5/22/13)
OPINION: Has the GOP learned nothing? (US News, 5/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Count the ways (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Cuccinelli doesn’t get FOIA pass (The Daily Progress, 5/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Naked FOIA dodge from the AG’s office (Pilot on Politics, 5/22/13)
EW Jackson: Nothing to ‘rephrase’ or apologize for (CNN, 5/22/13)
GOP ticket looks for votes, promises jobs (The News Virginian, 5/21/13)
New McAuliffe ad spotlights bipartisan transportation effort (Pilot on Politics, 5/21/13)
GOP ticket defends against ‘extreme’ label by going on offense (The Daily Progress, 5/21/13)
Ken Cuccinelli says no to including Libertarian nominee in debates (Examiner.com, 5/21/13)
Why Virginia Republicans are ‘panicking’ (The Maddow Blog, 5/21/13)
Meet EW Jackson,the walking GOP nightmare (Slate, 5/21/13)
E.W. Jackson complicates Cuccinelli bid (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
AG Cuccinelli: Star CEO discussed taxes (Roanoke Times, 5/20/13)
Va. gets OK for key step in reforming Medicaid (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/21/13)
Cuccinelli declines to defend Jackson comments (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/21/13)
Candidates for governor to debate July 20 (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/21/13)
Lt. gov. nominee Jackson says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion (Washington Post,5/21/13)
Bolling blasts selection of E.W. Jackson (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
COMMENTARY: The Virginia GOP blows it (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
Bill Bolling: GOP pick’s remarks ‘indefensible’ (Politico, 5/20/13)
Democrats focus on Jackson’s rants on gays, Planned Parenthood in hitting GOP Right’s ticket (AP, 5/20/13)
VIDEO: EW Jackson nomination shakes up race for Cuccinelli (MSNBC First Read, 5/20/13)
Virginia Lt. Gov candidate’s anti-gay comments threaten GOP’s efforts (US News, 5/20/13)
Fiery nominee brings ‘Herman Cain’ phenomenon to Virginia governor’s race (Christian Science Monitor, 5/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia’s Republican slate picked by tiny sliver (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
E.W. Jackson complicates Cuccinelli bid (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
Antiabortion group plans to use Virginia races as ‘template’ for 2014 midterm efforts (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
Cuccinelli drops FOIA claim, says it didn’t match office practice (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
Bolling blasts selection of E.W. Jackson (Washington Post, 5/20/13)
Widow of slain Fairfax County officer endorses Cuccinelli in new TV ad (Washington Post, 5/19/13)
Cuccinelli, Obenshain, Jackson are GOP nominees (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuccinelli nationalizes Va. race (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/19/13)
AG Cuccinelli not subject to Freedom of Information Act (Roanoke Times, 5/19/13)
Tea Party looks to take advantage of the moment (AP, 5/19/13)
Woes not withstanding, Va. GOP savors week of gifts (AP, 5/19/13)
EW Jackson bemoaned black voters, ’slavish devotion’ to Democrats (Politico, 5/19/13)
Cuccinelli says attorney general’s office is exempt from Virginia public records laws (Washington Post, 5/19/13)
Virginia GOP launches tea party ticket (Politico, 5/18/13)
VA GOP settles on Cuccinelli, Obenshaim and Jackson for November ballot (Washington Post,5/18/13)
VA GOP picks conservatives for fall ticket; black minister is lieutenant governor choice (Washington Post, 5/18/13)
Cuccinelli formally accepts GOP nomination in Va. gov race (TPM, 5/18/13)
Abortion-rights group rallies at GOP gathering (AP, 5/18/13)
Poll: McAuliffe takes lead in Virginia governor’s race (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/17/13)
GOP poll: Cuccinelli leads McAuliffe in governor’s race (The Hill, 5/16/13)
McDonnell’s approval dips, but voters shrug at gifts (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/16/13)
As Virginia moves to the middle, Republicans face difficult choices (Washington Post, 5/15/13)
McDonnell’s approval rating dips below 50% in new poll (Washington Post, 5/15/13)
Cuccinelli declines to specify how he’ll offset tax cuts (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/14/13)
Bolling announces launch of PAC to recruit ‘mainstream’ Republicans in Virginia (Washington Post,5/14/13)
Trial date set for McDonnell’s former chef (Washington Post, 5/14/13)
McAuliffe: Virginia should expand gubernatorial term (Washington Post, 5/14/13)
Early campaigns for Virginia governor toil on both the national and local stage (Washington Post,5/13/13)
McDonnell ceremonially signs roads bill (Washington Post, 5/13/13)
Cuccinelli touts tax plan in his second ad (Washington Post, 5/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Star scandal illustrates tension between McDonnell, Cuccinelli (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/12/13)
4 years in the making, tea party plants its flag on the GOP in weekend’s Virginia state convention(AP, 5/12/13)
Complex ballot process determines GOP nominees (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/12/13)
Richmond Tea Party leader says his group was targeted (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/12/13)
Thousands heading to Richmond for state GOP convention (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/12/13)
Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls tout tax reform (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/11/13)
Star Scientific reports bigger loss and higher sales, discloses third lawsuit (Richmond Times-Dispatch,5/11/13)
Terry McAuliffe struggles to define himself to Virginia voters (National Journal, 5/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Virginia is much more important than South Carolina (National Journal,5/10/13)
More ties between Va’s McDonnells and Star Scientific (Washington Post, 5/10/13)
Lawmakers urge McDonnell to accept federal funds for Medicaid expansion (Virginia Politics, 5/10/13)
New questions on McDonnell family ties to Star CEO (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/10/13)
Disappointing business ventures stalking McAuliffe (The Virginian-Pilot, 5/9/13)
Online sales tax bill, key to Va. transportation funding, puts Cuccinelli in tough spot (Washington Post, 5/10/13)
Terry McAuliffe campaigns with Mark Warner, cites former governor as role model (Washington Post, 5/9/13)
Terry McAuliffe sought to create jobs with biofuel venture in Southside Va. (Washington Post,5/9/13)
New poll shows Cuccinelli, McAuliffe essentially tied in Va. governor’s race (Washington Post,5/8/13)
Bolling won’t attend Va. GOP convention, protests process that ended his campaign (Washington Post, 5/8/13)
Terry McAuliffe’s woman problem (National Journal, 5/8/13)
VIDEO: McDonnell approval soars in Va. despite investigation (MSNBC, 5/8/13)
First thoughts: Neck and neck in Va. (MSNBC, 5/8/13)
Cuccinelli unveils tax-cut proposal (Washington Post, 5/7/13)
Gov. Bob McDonnell hoping technology will improve traffic (Washington Business Journal, 5/7/13)
In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe’s memoir comes back to haunt him (The Daily Beast, 5/7/13)
Gov. McDonnell, under watch by the FBI, invites it to relocate to Springfield (Washington Post,5/6/13)
Poll: McDonnell enjoys high ratings despite FBI probe (TPM, 5/6/13)
Virginia gubernatorial update (Southern Political Report, 5/6/13)
COMMENTARY: A new tune for Virginia Republicans (News Leader, 5/6/13)
Virginia poll: Bob McDonnell approval climbs (Politico, 5/6/13)
Virginia voters love Bob McDonnell right now. But does it matter? (Washington Post, 5/6/13)
Virginia governor popular with voters, Post poll finds (Washington Post, 5/5/13)
EDITORIAL: McDonnell, Cuccinelli and Star Scientific (News & Advance, 5/5/13)
COMMENTARY: The Cuccinelli standard bites back (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/5/13)
In Virginia Capitol Square, lax economic disclosure law, unlimited gifts create a culture of swag (AP,5/5/13)
Cabinet member discloses gifts from Star CEO (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/5/13)
Democrat McAuliffe airs his first statewide ad (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/5/13)
Norfolk to host GOP candidates, McAuliffe Sunday (Pilot on Politics, 5/5/13)
Virginia voters not tuned in to governor’s race (WTOP, 5/5/13)
COMMENTARY: What was Gov. McDonnell thinking? (The News Virginian, 5/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Some questions for Terry McAuliffe (Washington Examiner, 5/4/13)
Terry McAuliffe kicking off Virginia guv campaign with policy speeches (AP, 5/4/13)
Poll: Cuccinelli has early lead over McAuliffe in Virginia governor’s race (Washington Post, 5/4/13)
McAuliffe has 69% of blacks’ support, but it might not be enough (Washington Post, 5/4/13)
Terry McAuliffe proposes local tax reforms (Washington Post, 5/3/13)
Terry McAuliffe is the worst, Terry McAuliffe reveals (Salon, 5/3/13)
Five times Terry McAuliffe admits he ditched his wife for politics (The Daily Caller, 5/3/13)
9 passages from Terry McAuliffe’s book that might make Virginia voters cringe (BuzzFeed, 5/3/13)
Judge lets Cuccinelli withdraw from chef’s case (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/3/13)
Bolling: McAuliffe’s Mississippi package ‘attractive’ (Watchdog, 5/3/13)
Who had the worst week in Washington? Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Washington Post, 5/3/13)
McAuliffe: Roll back local business taxes (Pilot on Politics, 5/3/13)
AUDIO: Cuccinelli parodied by political songwriter (Pilot on Politics, 5/3/13)
Cuccinelli can withdraw from chef’s case, judge rules (Washington Post, 5/2/13)
McDonnell viewed $15K check as gift to daughter (AP, 5/2/13)
Terry McAuliffe partied (and argued about health care) while his wife gave birth (Washington Post,5/2/13)
McDonnell: No special treatment for donor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/1/13)
The time Terry McAuliffe left the delivery room for a Washington Post party (BuzzFeed, 5/1/13)
Virginia: Issues fade in 2013’s only competitive election (PBS Newshour, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Cuccinelli’s test: Winning centrists without losing conservatives (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
Questions about Star Scientific relationships with Va. government officials and family members(Washington Post, 4/30/13)
Bob McDonnell on FBI probe: ‘I’ve been blessed to have a lot of friends’ (US News, 4/30/13)
VIDEO: Report: FBI questioning McDonnell’s relationship with campaign donor (CBS News, 4/30/13)
McDonnell denies wrongdoing as ethics dominates governor’s race (MSNBC, 4/30/13)
McDonnell: No special favors for company in probe (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia’s deepening scandal (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
Va. tea party favors Prince William’s Stewart for lt. governor, Obenshain for AG (Washington Post,4/30/13)
Virginia gubernatorial candidate pitches ethics commission (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
VIDEO: McAuliffe’s first ad focuses on family, jobs (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
McDonnell says he’s still able to govern (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
Ken Cuccinelli should resign, Democrats say (AP, 4/29/13)
Va. governor’s former chef alleges conflict of interest in seeking dismissal of charges (Washington Post, 4/29/13)
FBI looking into relationship between McDonnells, donor (Washington Post, 4/29/13)
Virginia has one of nation’s most lax ethics laws for politicians (Washington Post, 4/27/13)
Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe shift away from attack mode to attract voters (Washington Examiner, 4/27/13)
Cuccinelli discloses more gifts from Star Scientific CEO (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/27/13)
Cuccinelli amends disclosure forms (Washington Post, 4/26/13)
Ken Cuccinelli’s soft first ad (National Journal, 4/26/13)
Ken Cuccinelli’s first ad is defensive (Washington Post, 4/26/13)
Ken Cuccinelli aims to boost image with women (Politico, 4/26/13)
VIDEO: Cuccinelli to air first TV ad of Va. race (Washington Post, 4/26/13)
Cuccinelli lays out reasons for recusal from mansion chef case (Washington Post, 4/26/13)
McDonnell mum on chef’s claims (Washington Post, 4/25/13)
Amid disclosure debate, Terry McAuliffe proposes tighter gift laws for Va. officials (Washington Post,4/25/13)
Venture threatens to backfire in Virginia governor’s race (New York Times, 4/25/13)
Cuccinelli seeks recusal from chef case (Washington Post, 4/24/13)
Speaker raising money for road bill’s GOP voters (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/24/13)
Former chef’s lawyers object to Cuccinelli’s motion to withdraw (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/24/13)
McAuliffe paid almost $4M in taxes from 2009 to 2011 (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/24/13)
Ex-chef seeks McDonnell family expense details (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/24/13)
Ken Cuccinelli’s crazy ambition: Virginia’s AG is running for governor in 2013, but don’t rule out a bigger run in 2016 (The New Republic, 4/23/13)
Bolling says he now regrets getting out so soon (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/23/13)
Abortion foes to air first ad of Virginia governor’s race (Washington Post, 4/23/13)
Former mansion chef raises questions about McDonnell family use of state goods (Washington Post,4/23/13)
McAuliffe releases abridged tax information, reports $8.2M in income in 2011 (Washington Post,4/23/13)
Sandoval decries improper patient discharge from Vegas psychiatric hospital (Las Vegas Sun,4/23/13)
State tax agency shutters criminal unit (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/22/13)
A sluggish recovery casts new worries on Virginia budget (AP, 4/21/13)
Cuccinelli: No point in trying to repeal Va. transportation overhaul (Washington Post, 4/17/13)
Cuccinelli tax returns released (Washington Post, 4/17/13)
Democratic predecessor defends Cuccinelli (Washington Post, 4/17/13)
Virginia GOP calls for McAuliffe to release tax returns (Washington Post, 4/17/13)
Shad Planking will bring together fish, beer and candidates — but few Democrats (Washington Post,4/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Terry McAuliffe faces scrutiny for electric car company (Washington Post, 4/15/13)
Cuccinelli raises half of McAuliffe’s total during period that included Virginia legislative session(Washington Post, 4/15/13)
OPINION: McQuestions (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Va.’s political trifecta of personal controversy (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/14/13)
Star Scientific’s next controversy? Dietary aids (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Three reasons McDonnell’s wedding gift controversy should spark outrage(Washington Post, 4/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia doesn’t need Terry McAuliffe’s brand of crony capitalism (Washington Examiner, 4/13/13)
Virg. governor candidates both face criticism for past business dealings (Washington Examiner,4/13/13)
Virginia abortion clinic regulations get final approval (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/13/13)
Down-ballot candidates in Virginia score points by attacking Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe(Washington Examiner, 4/13/13)
Virginia abortion clinic rules get final approval (New York Times, 4/12/13)
GOP lawmaker seeks inquiry into McAuliffe venture (Washington Post, 4/12/13)
OPINION: Star power (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/12/13)
Democratic AG hopeful seeks US probe of McDonnell, Cuccinelli (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/12/13)
McAuliffe raised more than $5 million since January (The Shad Plank, 4/12/13)
Terry McAuliffe raises $5.1M for quarter, including $100K from Bill Clinton (Washington Post,4/12/13)
Car company founded by McAuliffe files $85 million suit over Web site articles (Washington Post,4/12/13)
Va. Board of Health adopts strict abortion clinic rules (Washington Post, 4/12/13)
To beat Terry McAuliffe, Virg. Republicans are trying to make him look like Mitt Romney (National Journal, 4/11/13)
Dem AG candidate seeks inquiry into Star Scientific, Republicans (Washington Post, 4/11/13)
Another setback for Cuccinelli’s culture war (The Maddow Blog, 4/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Terry McAuliffe’s Solyndra (Wall Street Journal, 4/11/13)
McDonnell, Cuccinelli open to tighter gift rules (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/11/13)
Ken Cuccinelli picks anti-abortion group over Virginia teachers union (Washington Examiner,4/11/13)
Cuccinelli denied review of Virginia’s sodomy ruling (Salon, 4/10/13)
McAuliffe’s GreenTech forced to pay tax due to a lack of production (NBC 12 – Decision Virginia, 4/10/13)
Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s role in GreenTech scrutinized (Washington Post, 4/10/13)
EDITORIAL: McAuliffe needs to talk on company (The Daily Progress, 4/10/13)
Cuccinelli calls for tighter Va. gift laws (Washington Post, 4/10/13)
COMMENTARY: McDonnell picks a great time to get out of town (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/10/13)
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli backers trade charges on Star Scientific, GreenTech (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/10/13)
McDonnell heading to California, Asia (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/9/13)
Cuccinelli and McAuliffe face headwinds (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/9/13)
McAuliffe job claims questioned in Cuccinelli web ad (Pilot on Politics, 4/9/13)
Virginia Dems demand Cuccinelli’s resignation, again (Pilot on Politics, 4/9/13)
Attack ad questions McAuliffe’s record at GreenTech (The Daily Press, 4/9/13)
Cuccinelli goes on attack, but is it enough? (Washington Post, 4/9/13)
Senior Dem calls for closing Virginia gift loophole (Washington Post, 4/9/13)
Republicans says Greentech resignation hurts McAuliffe campaign message (Washington Post,4/9/13)
New documents raise more questions about financing of McDonnell’s daughter’s wedding(Washington Post, 4/9/13)
McDonnell won’t address whether CEO gave his family other gifts (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/9/13)
McDonnell says gifts to family are ‘not reportable’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/8/13)
Cuccinelli denies conflict of interest claims (The Virginian-Pilot, 4/8/13)
Bon voyage, Bob McDonnell (Pilot on Politics, 4/8/13)
AG candidate Herring offers gay ‘equality’ agenda (Pilot on Politics, 4/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Virginia’s election is Louisiana’s all over again (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/7/13)
Immigration reform proposal of keen interest in Va. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/7/13)
McAuliffe, Warner underscore support for gay marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/7/13)
Star Scientific CEO has a long history of salesmanship (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/7/13)
McDonnell to attend trade forum in China (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/7/13)
Star Scientific had to return Va. money from economic development project (Washington Post,4/6/13)
McDonnell, Cuccinelli on defensive over Star Scientific (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/6/13)
Building campaigns, McAuliffe cleans house while Cuccinelli keeps old hands (Washington Post,4/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Will the second time be the charm for Terry McAuliffe? (Washington Post, 4/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Are Mark Sanford and Ken Cuccinelli the best the GOP can come up with?(Washington Post, 4/5/13)
McAuliffe agrees to five debates in Virginia governor’s race (Washington Post, 4/5/13)
McAuliffe quietly resigned last year from electric car firm he founded (Washington Post, 4/5/13)
Cuccinelli names outside counsel for Star Scientific suit (AP, 4/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Big money causes big problems for Bob McDonnell (Star Exponent, 4/5/13)
Road plan called lasting result of veto session (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/5/13)
Terry McAuliffe left car firm in December (Politico, 4/5/13)
Assembly backs changes to roads plan (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/4/13)
Cuccinelli hopes to protect anti-sodomy law (The Maddow Blog, 4/4/13)
The virality of Ken Cuccinelli (Slate, 4/4/13)
Virginia bill wins praise for blocking healthcare coverage for abortions (The Hill, 4/4/13)
Democrats: Party must focus on pro-McAuliffe, not anti-Cuccinelli, message (Sun Gazette, 4/4/13)
Lawmakers reject McDonnell bid to alter school takeover division (Richmond Times-Dispatch,4/4/13)
Ken Cuccinelli won’t say if he’s committed any crimes against nature (Mother Jones, 4/4/13)
Cuccinelli will appoint outside counsel for suit involving firm he owns stock in (Washington Post,4/4/13)
Virginia AG to investigate possible ‘duplicate voting’ (Washington Post, 4/4/13)
Abortion debate riles Virginia General Assembly (Washington Post, 4/4/13)
Block on abortion coverage passes (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/4/13)
Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli defended opposition to sodomy in December 2009 speech (TPM, 4/4/13)
The Republican candidate that is great news for Democrats (MSNBC – The Cycle, 4/4/13)
Cuccinelli to recuse office in Star Scientific tax suit (AP, 4/4/13)
Virginia General Assembly reconvenes to vote on McDonnell’s amendments (Washington Post,4/3/13)
Fight brewing over McDonnell amendment banning abortion coverage through Va. insurance exchange (AP, 4/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia’s campaign finance law needs more teeth (Washington Post, 4/3/13)
Cuccinelli spox: Sodomy case ‘not about sexual orientation’ (TPM, 4/3/13)
AG Cuccinelli fights to keep Virginia’s anti-sodomy law on books (Washington Examiner, 4/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Come on, Cuccinelli (Cavalier Daily, 4/3/13)
Cuccinelli challenges Va. sodomy ruling (Washington Blade, 4/3/13)
McAuliffe stops by Va. Capitol to lobby for transportation bill (Washington Examiner, 4/3/13)
The Virginia gubernatorial race: It’s about Virginia! (Washington Post, 4/3/13)
Lawmakers likely to battle over anti-abortion measure (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/3/13)
Hillary Clinton’s first test – The McAuliffe campaign of 2013 (Politico, 4/2/13)
Terry McAuliffe certified as Democratic nominee for VA governor (Washington Post, 4/2/13)
Virginia judge dismisses voter fraud felony charges (LA Times, 4/2/13)
Virginia Republicans’ one-two punch of financial scandals (The Daily Beast, 4/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Cuccinelli should quit — seriously (Daily Progress, 4/2/13)
Poll shows Mark Warner beating Bob McDonnell easily for Senate (Washington Times, 4/1/13)
COMMENTARY: More tobacco trouble in Virginia (Washington Post, 4/1/13)
COMMENTARY: A political marriage (New York Times, 4/1/13)
Cuccinelli springs April Fools’ joke (Washington Post, 4/1/13)
Survey shines spotlight on Warner, McDonnell (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/1/13)
Cuccinelli camp says McAuliffe’s job creation record is ‘biggest joke’ for April Fools’ Day (Washington Times, 4/1/13)
Cuccinelli called ‘roadblock’ to road funding bill (Washington Post, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Governor’s changes to transportation deal not expected to derail it (Washington Post, 3/31/13)
McDonnell ties to business exec questioned (UPI, 3/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Using history, McAuliffe can connect with Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/31/13)
Poll shows shift in Va. on same-sex marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/31/13)
What you need to know about the new photo ID law (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/31/13)
McDonnell seeks changes, more funds for division on failing schools (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/31/13)
AG Ken Cuccinelli’s disclosure of stock holdings was delayed (Washington Post, 3/30/13)
Terry McAuliffe invests millions in Virginia’s local governments (Washington Examiner, 3/30/13)
Gov. McDonnell on two-way street with chief executive of struggling company (Washington Post, 3/30/13)
Bobby Jindal to headline Va. GOP dinner (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/28/13)
Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe: Virginia governor’s race holds the eyes of the nation (Washington Post, 3/28/13)
EDITORIAL: A Virginia transportation achievement (Washington Post, 3/28/13)
VIDEO: Gov. McDonnell’s talks about same-sex marriage, civil unions (WTVR, 3/28/13)
McDonnell urged to order rights restoration (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/28/13)
Former Va. Executive Mansion chef indicted (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/28/13)
Groups ask McDonnell to issue felon-voting order (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Virginia loves its moderate Republican governor (The Daily Beast, 3/28/13)
Cuccinelli, McAuliffe in dead heat in new poll (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/27/13)
McDonnell proposes amendments to Assembly bills (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/27/13)
COMMENTARY: McDonnell amends transportation bill. Now what? (Washington Post, 3/27/13)
OPINION: Making Virginia’s bad roads bill downright toxic (Bearing Drift, 3/27/13)
Virginia to follow North Dakota with crazy abortion restrictions (In the Capital, 3/27/13)
Amendments pave way for road-funding program (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/27/13)
Can hard-right ideology win in a 50/50 state? (AP, 3/27/13)
Virginia governor candidates embrace popular Gov. Bob McDonnell (Washington Examiner, 3/27/13)
Voting, civil rights groups call on McDonnell to make restoration of rights automatic (Washington Post, 3/27/13)
Poll: Bolling’s exit from Virginia governor’s race no help to remaining candidates (Washington Post, 3/27/13)
McDonnell seeks to bar abortion coverage in health exchange (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/27/13)
McDonnell signs bill requiring voters to present photo ID (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/27/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP tries having it both ways on roads (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/27/13)
Dean group targets VA House of Delegates seats (Virginia Politics, 3/26/13)
Move would bar abortion coverage in health exchange (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/26/13)
Cuccinelli says transportation bill, Medicaid expansion are illegal (The Daily Press, 3/26/13)
McDonnell signs law requiring photo ID for voters (Washington Post, 3/26/13)
Bob McDonnell introduces abortion coverage ban (Huffington Post, 3/26/13)
2013 bills amended, vetoed by Gov. Bob McDonnell (Washington Post, 3/26/13)
McDonnell aims to block abortion coverage (Washington Post, 3/26/13)
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli buddy up to McDonnell on transportation (Virginia Politics, 3/26/13)
OPINION: Assembly session will boost state economy (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/24/13)
McDonnell facing deadline to act on road funding bill (Washington Examiner, 3/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Lt. governor campaign could be main event (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/24/13)
Cuccinelli says he’ll detail tax plan during campaign (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/24/13)
Cuccinelli raises legal issues on roads plan, Medicaid (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/23/13)
Cuccinelli highlights experience in Yorktown stop (The Daily Press, 3/23/13)
Governor acts on K-12 measures, will amend school takeover bill (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/23/13)
Tax suit raises conflict questions for Cuccinelli (AP, 3/22/13)
Bolling: GOP needs better outreach, not slavery talk (Pilot on Politics, 3/22/13)
Cuccinelli: Virginia’s Medicaid, road-funding bills unconstitutional (Washington Post, 3/22/13)
Cuccinelli raises legal issues on roads plan, Medicaid (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/22/13)
Cuccinelli says Medicaid expansion, regional transportation provisions unconstitutional (AP, 3/22/13)
Bolling ‘came very, very close’ to run (Washington Post, 3/21/13)
Virginia, Utah governors court O.C. businesses (Orange County Register, 3/21/13)
McAuliffe silent on Hillary Clinton’s slavery analogy (Washington Post, 3/21/13)
Bolling: Cuccinelli and McAuliffe qualified, but face challenges (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/21/13)
Ken Cuccinelli takes down his ‘immigration’ issues page (TPM, 3/20/13)
GOP fight over primaries may hurt Cuccinelli (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/20/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: Outlawing slavery and outlawing abortion are part of the same fight (Mother Jones, 3/20/13)
Democrats release video of Cuccinelli linking fights against slavery, abortion (AP, 3/20/13)
COMMENTARY: What is Ken Cuccinelli up to? (Washington Post, 3/20/13)
VA Democrats put focus on Cuccinelli’s antiabortion views (Washington Post, 3/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Ken Cuccinelli’s airbrushed policies (Washington Post, 3/19/13)
VIDEO: Cuccinelli links fights against slavery, abortion (WJLA, 3/19/13)
Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe profile: Virginia governor’s race (WJLA, 3/19/13)
Mark Sanford: ‘Blessing and treat’ to run again (AP, 3/19/13)
Dems blast Cuccinelli donor’s comparison of slavery, abortion (Washington Post, 3/19/13)
‘Prius tax’ foes urge McDonnell to kill it (Washington Post, 3/18/13)
AG Ken Cuccinelli launches program to combat hunger (Examiner.com, 3/18/13)
Virginia’s next governor: Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe or…? (Patch, 3/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Come November, will it be Sauron vs. SpongeBob? (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Bolling can still win GOP unity (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/17/13)
Cuccinelli targets Terry McAuliffe’s union support (Washington Examiner, 3/17/13)
Tea Party wants road bill vetoed, others want hybrid fee gone (Pilot on Politics, 3/17/13)
McDonnell helping Virginia avoid BRAC surprises (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/16/13)
OPINION: The frame McAuliffe wants: Jobs vs. ideology (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Bolling’s exit a loss for Virginia (News & Advance, 3/15/13)
Terry McAuliffe hits Ken Cuccinelli for threatening transportation bill (Washington Examiner, 3/15/13)
Virginia Dems’ robo call hits Cuccinelli on transportation (Pilot on Politics, 3/15/13)
Book review: ‘The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty’ by Ken Cuccinelli (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
Cuccinelli blasted on climate change (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
Cuccinelli addresses thousands of conservatives at CPAC event (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/15/13)
Authority urges changes to Va. roads bill (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell urges humility at conservative prayer breakfast (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: Liberals out to stop me (Politico, 3/14/13)
Ken Cuccinelli bashes Democrat Terry McAuliffe while campaigning at CPAC (Washington Examiner, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli: My tax plan is going to have less, not more taxes (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/14/13)
Conservative leaders hear Cuccinelli but not McDonnell (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/14/13)
At CPAC, Ken Cuccinelli moves to the center (National Journal, 3/14/13)
Ken Cuccinelli, compassionate conservative? (The Weekly Standard, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli fails early and often (Bacon’s Rebellion, 3/14/13)
VIDEO: Cuccinelli touts his story, targets McAuliffe at CPAC (Pilot on Politics, 3/14/13)
Ken Cuccinelli thinks women will back him because he has empathy for mentally ill (Think Progress, 3/14/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: Obama has trampled the Constitution and hurt our company (US News, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli the centrist? (Wall Street Journal, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli touts aid to mentally ill, forgiveness toward reformed felons (AP, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli goes cold turkey on pledges (Washington Post, 3/14/13)
GOP ‘rock stars’ Christie and McDonnell won’t be onstage at CPAC (Politico, 3/14/13)
At CPAC, Cuccinelli bashes McAuliffe, vows to remains a ‘straight shooter’ (Washington Post, 3/14/13)
Ken Cuccinelli may not be done with transportation bill (Politico, 3/14/13)
VIDEO: Ken Cuccinelli opens CPAC 2013 (Washington Examiner, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli now against party rule fight he once took to court (Pilot on Politics, 3/14/13)
CPAC 2013: Cuccinelli says govt. must speak for those without a voice (Washington Times, 3/14/13)
McAuliffe would have place for Bolling (Washington Post, 3/14/13)
Cuccinelli swears off no-tax pledge (Washington Post, 3/13/13)
Ken Cuccinelli won’t sign no-tax oath (Politico, 3/13/13)
Report: Cuccinelli won’t sign anti-tax pledge (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/13/13)
McAuliffe faces Cuccinelli, inexperience in race (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/13/13)
Cuccinelli creates panel to study civil rights restoration for felons (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/13/13)
Three former Republican legislators endorse McAuliffe (Pilot on Politics, 3/13/13)
Cuccinelli mum on Virginia transportation plan’s fate (Washington Post, 3/13/13)
Va. Dems parody upcoming Cuccinelli CPAC speech (Pilot on Politics, 3/13/13)
Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move (Baltimore Sun, 3/13/13)
COMMENTARY: McAuliffe’s challenge to be trusted, liked (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/13/13)
McDonnell says he’ll mull his political future this summer (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/12/13)
Ken Cuccinelli as governor would send ‘Not Wanted’ signal to business Terry McAuliffe says (Huffington Post, 3/12/13)
Bill Bolling rejects run as independent in Virginia governor’s race (Politico, 3/12/13)
Bolling decides against independent bid for Va. governor (Washington Post, 3/12/13)
Bolling rules out independent bid for Va. governor (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/12/13)
Cuccinelli creates voting rights restoration panel (Pilot on Politics, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Governor disappointment (Washington Times, 3/12/13)
On Medicaid, Cuccinelli anticipates amendments (Pilot on Politics, 3/12/13)
Democrats raise issue with Cuccinelli over trial of top campaign donor (Augusta Free Press, 3/12/13)
Ads running in primary states target Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell (Washington Times, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuccinelli must get his act together (Washington Post, 3/11/13)
McDonnell becomes subject of attack ad — in Iowa (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/9/13)
First 2016 Iowa ad buy targets Bob McDonnell (Caffeinated Thoughts, 3/9/13)
Funding a key factor as Bolling nears a decision on governor’s race (Washington Post, 3/9/13)
ACLU urges Bob McDonnell to block bills allowing college groups to discriminate (Washington Examiner, 3/8/13)
2016 Watch: Tea party group airs ad attacking McDonnell — in Iowa (Washington Post, 3/7/13)
Cuccinelli pulls double duty as candidate, attorney general (Washington Post, 3/7/13)
Scarborough sticks up for McDonnell after CPAC snub (Pilot on Politics, 3/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Ken Cuccinelli’s untenable position in Virginia (Washington Post, 3/6/13)
Cuccinelli takes aim at McAuliffe snow tweet (Washington Post, 3/6/13)
Cuccinelli to open CPAC conference (Washington Post, 3/5/13)
McDonnell says he’s not expanding Medicaid in Va. (The Virginian-Pilot, 3/5/13)
Moderate GOP state senator to Bolling: Don’t run (AP, 3/5/13)
McDonnell not invited to annual conservative conference (Pilot on Politics, 3/5/13)
McDonnell to feds: Va. hasn’t authorized Medicaid expansion (Pilot on Politics, 3/5/13)
Will Bolling play spoiler in Virginia? (Politico, 3/4/13)
After roads deal, Virginia Gov. McDonnell faces Republican identity crisis (Washington Post, 3/3/13)
McDonnell tasks panel to help Va. with sequestration (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/2/13)
McDonnell on cuts: ‘We’re as prepared as we could be’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/1/13)
McDonnell calls on commission to study impact of sequester on Virginia (Washington Post, 3/1/13)
Bolling asks backers whether he should run for governor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 3/1/13)
Kaine: Bolling would be formidable’ independent candidate for Va. governor (Washington Post, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

Bolling polling ‘friends’ to help make decision on independent bid for governor (Washington Post, 2/28/13)
Virginia governor’s race: A three-way brawl? (LA Times, 2/28/13)
Anti-abortion group to pledge $1.5M to Cuccinelli (AP, 2/28/13)
Bills make Virginia government less visible, some worry (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/28/13)
McDonnell teases China trade trip on radio show (AP, 2/28/13)
Feuding Congress could learn from Va. transportation deal, Kaine says (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/28/13)
COMMENTARY: No. Va. battles seen over spending road funds (Washington Post, 2/27/13)
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to headline fundraiser for Cuccinelli next month (Washington Post, 2/27/13)
Bolling’s camp dismisses McDonnell’s comments on possible run for governor (Washington Post, 2/26/13)
Business leaders seek savior in Virginia governor’s race (Politico, 2/25/13)
Some on Medicaid panel skeptical of expansion (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/25/13)
Virginia Republicans: Stop sequester (Politico, 2/25/13)
In Virginia and Washington, Republicans back tax hikes (Washington Post, 2/24/13)
Transportation plan passage a big win for McDonnell (Politico, 2/24/13)
On CBS, McDonnell, O’Malley urge solution to avert sequester cuts (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Jittery over cuts, Va. pols still love to spend (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/24/13)
Grand bargain gives McDonnell his legacy (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/24/13)
Reforms at ‘front end’ of Medicaid expansion (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/24/13)
VIDEO: O’Malley, McDonnell partner to protest sequester-related defense cuts (Washington Post, 2/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Deal ends long gridlock on transportation (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/24/13)
McDonnell victory: Virginia transportation bill passes (Washington Post, 2/24/13)
Possible gubernatorial candidate Bolling finding his own voice (The Daily Progress, 2/24/13)
Maryland, Virginia part ways on higher gas taxes (Washington Examiner, 2/23/13)
Lawmakers tweak Medicaid reform panel, rendering AG ruling moot, averting session meltdown (AP, 2/23/13)
Budget, transportation plan headed to governor (The Daily Press, 2/23/13)
McDonnell leans on Democrats for legacy legislation (The Daily Press, 2/23/13)
Senate vote completes passage of landmark $880 million Va. transportation funding overhaul (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Virginia Democrats claim transportation win, GOP says not so fast (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Solution politics in Virginia (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
OPINION: Why sales taxes and gasoline don’t mix (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Virginia transportation deal shows virtues of compromise (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
McDonnell, McAuliffe congratulate each other after transportation bill passes (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Virginia lawmakers approve landmark transportation plan (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Cuccinelli opinion threatens Medicaid, transportation deals (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Virginia budget negotiators reach deal (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Medicaid agreement with governor stalls Senate transportation funding reform vote, budget deal (AP, 2/22/13)
A victory for Virginia Gov…Kaine? (Washington Post, 2/22/13)
Virginia Medicaid expansion deal in works (Washington Post, 2/22/13)
Cuccinelli sides against McDonnell again on transportation (National Journal, 2/22/13)
Analysis: Bolling will have to make decision on incomplete data (Augusta Free Press, 2/22/13)
McAuliffe a factor in House transportation vote (Pilot on Politics, 2/22/13)
VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Bolling rips his own party (MSNBC, 2/22/13)
General Assembly toughens penalties for straw gun purchasers (Washington Post, 2/22/13)
McAuliffe, Bolling urge support of Va. transportation funding compromise (Washington Post, 2/21/13)
Va. assembly showdown over Medicaid expansion threatened (Washington Post, 2/21/13)
Cuccinelli, McAuliffe differ on road funding compromise (Pilot on Politics, 2/21/13)
Senate abruptly adjourns without transportation vote as Dems demand Medicaid promise from gov (Washington Post, 2/21/13)
Ken Cuccinelli opposes Virginia transportation bill (Politico, 2/21/13)
Some Virginia House Dems vow vote against budget over Medicaid expansion (Washington Post, 2/21/13)
Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli in dead heat in Virginia (Politico, 2/20/13)
Gov. Bob McDonnell claims uranium mining is off the table, for now (Washington Examiner, 2/20/13)
New poll shows tight governor’s race, uninformed voters (WTVR, 2/20/13)
Bolling must address financial, polling deficits (AP, 2/20/13)
Poll: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli tied in VA Governor’s race (National Journal, 2/20/13)
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling: Finally free to speak out against GOP’s shift to right (Washington Post, 2/20/13)
Poll: Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli tied in Virginia governor race (Washington Examiner, 2/20/13)
Why Ken Cuccinelli might be Virginia’s next governor (The American Prospect, 2/20/13)
A transportation funding breakthrough in Va. (Washington Post, 2/20/13)
Two-way VA Governor’s race deadlocked; with Bolling in race, McAuliffe gains advantage (Quinnipiac, 2/20/13)
Bills to tighten voter rules draw anger from Democrats (Pilot on Politics, 2/19/13)
Va. Democrats blast GOP colleagues over voting proposals (Washington Post, 2/19/13)
Gov. Bob McDonnell: Sequester could force Virginia into recession (Patch, 2/19/13)
Bolling to make decision to run for gov as independent next month (The Daily Caller, 2/19/13)
Bill Clinton to host fundraiser for McAuliffe (The Hill, 2/19/13)
Negotiators strike Va. transportation deal (Washington Post, 2/19/13)
Sources: McDonnell talks with Romney’s finance chief (Pilot on Politics, 2/17/13)
Negotiators inch closer on Va. road funding (Washington Post, 2/17/13)
Plan to close Va. institutions stokes worry for families of the developmentally disabled (Washington Post, 2/17/13)
COMMENTARY: More than meets the eye to GOP gaming of election law (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/17/13)
Cuccinelli and McAuliffe swap some early barbs (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/17/13)
Presidential hopes mix with VA governor’s race (Washington Post, 2/16/13)
Planned Parenthood, Terry McAuliffe  go after Ken Cuccinelli on women’s health (Washington Examiner, 2/16/13)
Ken Cuccinelli for president? (Buzzfeed, 2/15/13)
Ken Cuccinelli signs copies of his book (Washington Post, 2/15/13)
Senate approves voter ID bill; separate House bill advances (Washington Post, 2/15/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: Governor Steppingstone? (Blue Virginia, 2/14/13)
The Cuccinelli Manifesto (Slate, 2/14/13)
Gov. Bob McDonnell cuts state employee hours to avoid Obamacare costs (Washington Examiner, 2/14/13)
Senate OKs roads plan; work awaits to merge with House’s (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/14/13)
Va. legislature moves to seal concealed gun permits (Washington Post, 2/14/13)
Bolling urges transportation compromise (Washington Post, 2/14/13)
Gov. Bob McDonnell cuts state employee hours to avoid Obamacare costs (Washington Examiner, 2/14/13)
McDonnell says Va. will control management of plans under federal health care exchange (Washington Post, 2/14/13)
Va. House, Senate stake out different transportation plans (Washington Post, 2/13/13)
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling backs gas tax hike (Washington Post, 2/13/13)
Planned Parenthood targets Ken Cuccinelli (Politico, 2/13/13)
Democrats urge sales of Cuccinelli’s book (Washington Post, 2/12/13)
Virginia’s governor says he’s prepared to cut a deal on transportation (Washington Post, 2/12/13)
Ken Cuccinelli hits Terry McAuliffe on business move (Politico, 2/11/13)
Virginia GOP candidates won’t tough Bob McDonnell’s road tax plan (Washington Examiner, 2/11/13)
Terry McAuliffe aims to break election trend (Politico, 2/9/13)
VIDEO: Cuccinelli shares his thoughts on Bill Bolling’s possible independent candidacy (The Contributor, 2/9/13)
Virginia General Assembly displays state’s exceptionalism and it exceptional weirdness (Washington Post, 2/9/13)
Spike of Virginia redistricting plan shows House speaker’s pragmatic streak (Washington Post, 2/8/13)
McDonnell reaches out to Senate Democratic leaders on transportation (Washington Post, 2/8/13)
State workers’ part-time hours capped due to health law (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/8/13)
Virginia’s Medicaid expansion plan moves forward (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/8/13)
Va. General Assembly approves proposed changes to budget (Washington Post, 2/7/13)
Bolling sets March 14 deadline for announcement on independent run (Washington Post, 2/7/13)
Cuccinelli OK with legalized pot, not public pools (Pilot on Politics, 2/7/13)
AG Cuccinelli’s book targets feds, Obama (AP, 2/7/13)
Bolling says he’ll have big announcement in March (AP, 2/7/13)
Don’t move ahead on uranium, Southside legislators tell McDonnell (Pilot on Politics, 2/7/13)
Va. House speaker derails controversial GOP redistricting plan (Washington Post, 2/6/13)
Possible independent Bill Bolling not so mavericky on Senate votes (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/7/13)
Ruling by House speaker deals blow to Senate redistricting (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/6/13)
Quick decision sought on expanding Medicaid (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/6/13)
Cuccinelli discusses his pugnacious book (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/6/13)
Possible independent Bill Bolling no so mavericky on senate votes (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/6/13)
GOP Virginia House speaker kills GOP Senate gerrymander scheme (Think Progress, 2/6/13)
House transportation bill to face Senate Democrats (Washington Post, 2/6/13)
Virginia General Assembly: Where bills stand at ‘crossover’ (Washington Post, 2/6/13)
Senate nixes transportation bills. Is redistricting the key to a deal? (Bearing Drift, 2/5/13)
Sources: VA House speaker to nix Senate redistricting (Pilot on Politics, 2/5/13)
Virginia House passes governor’s transportation funding bill (Washington Post, 2/5/13)
Virginia governor’s K-12 bills, including stricter teacher accountability, advance (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
Cuccinelli backs rival roads bill (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
Bill Bolling explains tie-breaker on Voter ID bill (Bearing Drift, 2/4/13)
Republican Bolling sides with Democrats on voter ID measure (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
Va. House sidesteps bills aimed at dropping contraception coverage (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
Compromise on gun show loophole fails to pass Va. Senate committee (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
Virginia Senate could be headed for budget stalemate (Washington Post, 2/3/13)
Cuccinelli’s staying on job before election draws fire (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/3/13)
Is this the real Bill Bolling? (Bearing Drift, 2/3/13)
Governor Norquist targets legislators over ‘road tax’ (Pilot on Politics, 2/3/13)
Bill Bolling blasts Ken Cuccinelli, signals independent run for Virginia governor (Washington Examiner, 2/3/13)
Cuccinelli comes a’courting — Bolling (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/3/13)
Va. Senate Democrats to Va. Senate Republicans: Stay classy (Virginia Politics, 2/3/13)
House panel wants to give Va. state workers bigger pay raises (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/3/13)
Republican’s bill limiting forms of voter ID head to floor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2/2/13)
Are Democrats overreaching with criticisms of Cuccinelli Medicare, Social Security comments? (Luray Page Free Press, 2/2/13)
Cuccinelli paid $30,000 advance for forthcoming book (Washington Post, 2/1/13)
Governor’s transportation plan on road to revisions (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/1/13)
As bill dies, push to lift uranium ban losing steam (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/1/13)
VA House GOP calls for $31M in new funding for school security (Washington Post, 2/1/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: Politicians increased their power by creating Social Security, Medicare (Huffington Post, 2/1/13)
Democrats will throw the book at Ken Cuccinelli (National Journal, 2/1/13)
Cuccinelli closes investigation of voter fraud allegations against congressman’s son (Washington Post, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

Report: McAuliffe, Menendez donor ‘good friends’ (Washington Post, 1/31/13)
5 reasons Ken Cuccinelli is too extreme for Virginia (The National Memo, 1/31/13)
Ken Cuccinelli’s messy relationship with mental health (Mother Jones, 1/31/13)
Tea Party AG Ken Cuccinelli: Scalia is too liberal (Think Progress, 1/31/13)
Bolling backs Medicaid expansion in Va. (Pilot on Politics, 1/31/13)
Bill Bolling bucks GOP, backs Medicaid expansion (Washington Examiner, 1/31/13)
Decision on Medicaid looms before VA legislature (The Virginian-Pilots, 1/31/13)
Virginia gov’s school-safety task force puts forward initial recommendations (Washington Post,1/31/13)
VA senators swallow hard, hoping for compromise on transportation (Washington Post, 1/31/13)
Republican Bolling makes case for expanding Medicaid in Virginia (Washington Post, 1/31/13)
Cuccinelli rejects criticism tying him to Mitt Romney’s ‘47%’ comment (Washington Post, 1/31/13)
The GOP’s Virginia problem (Politico, 1/31/13)
McAuliffe hires top strategists (Politico, 1/30/13)
Ken Cuccinelli book: No apologies (Politico, 1/30/13)
With redistricting in limbo, McDonell urged to intervene (Pilot on Politics, 1/30/13)
GOP woos Dems on redistricting (Pilot on Politics, 1/30/13)
Black delegates tempted by Virginia GOP’s Senate map (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
Bob McDonnnell plan to axe Virginia gas tax, hike sales tax advances (Washington Examiner,1/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Bob McDonnell’s ‘Road for Nobody’ near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
Governor’s proposal to grade schools on A to F scale wins House committee approval (AP, 1/30/13)
Bill that would prohibit Virginia from aiding federal gun control sent to committee (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
In forthcoming book, Cuccinelli echoes Romney’s ‘47 percent’ (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
House panel approves McDonnell’s transportation plan (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
VA Democrats say ‘raise the gas tax’ (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
Bob McDonnell weighs in on VA governor’s race (MSNBC, 1/29/13)
Cuccinelli or McAuliffe for two-term governor? (WTVR, 1/29/13)
Interview with Gov. Bob McDonnell (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
Bob McDonnell backs ‘Love Shack’ bill (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
Senate voter photo ID bill advances after House panel killed similar measure (AP, 1/29/13)
Bob McDonnell: Republicans need to be better community organizers (Washington Examiner,1/29/13)
Prospects for two-term governorships look slim again in Va. House (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
VA Senate panel votes to kill bill on electoral college change (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
VIDEO: Bob McDonnell says remaining as AG while running for Gov not ‘fair to you, the taxpayer’(Blue Virginia, 1/29/13)
Virginia ‘Dream Act’ bill clears House panel (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
McDonnell: Redistricting move ‘very troubling’ (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
VA House delays action on redistricting (Washington Post,1/29/13)
McDonnell ‘afraid people will ignore Virginia’ under changed electoral college system (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
VA Senate OK’s constitutional amendments (Washington Post, 1/28/13)
Will Bill Bolling run for governor as an independent? (Augusta Free Press, 1/28/13)
Cuccinelli backed failed bill to ease ultrasound bill (Washington Post, 1/28/13)
Cuccinelli seeks bipartisan backing to ease ballot access rules in Virginia (Washington Post, 1/26/13)
Artur Davis considers bid for Virginia Senate or Congress (Washington Post, 1/26/13)
Ken Cuccinelli opposes Electoral vote split plan: ‘I don’t like breaking up states’ (Slate, 1/26/13)
Ken Cuccinelli helps rescue truck driver from burning rig (Huffington Post, 1/26/13)
VA House panel: We won’t enforce gun control (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/26/13)
GOP support for Virginia electoral change eroding (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/26/13)
Attempt to restrict local taxing power fails in VA panel (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/26/13)
Virginia Senate votes to ban anti-gay discrimination (AP, 1/25/13)
Updated: GOP Sen. Smith opposes bill to allocate presidential electoral votes by congressional district(Blue Ridge Caucus, 1/25/13)
Redistricting has ex-Rep. Davis eyeing VA Senate (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/25/13)
Proposed electoral revamp yields infamous fraction (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/25/13)
McDonnell in Newport News touts transportation plan (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/25/13)
Roanoke College poll says Virginians don’t like McDonnell transportation plan — or the candidates for governor (Blue Ridge Caucus, 1/25/13)
The Virginia GOP’s self-defeating power grab (The New Republic, 1/25/13)
Norfolk senator gets key committees, fellow Democrats fuming (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/24/13)
Bob McDonnell could approve Virginia GOP redistricting plan (Washington Examiner, 1/24/13)
Sniping escalates between Saslaw, Snyder (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/24/13)
McDonnell’s teacher evaluation reform gains steam in legislature (Blue Ridge Caucus, 1/24/13)
Republicans in Virginia, other states seeking electoral college changes (Washington Post, 1/24/13)
Warner, Kaine disappointed with controversial state senate bills (Roll Call, 1/24/13)
Gov. McDonell to tout transportation proposal (AP, 1/24/13)
New poll shows tight race for Virginia governor (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/24/13)
Progressive Caucus criticizes Senate GOP’s redistricting move (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/24/13)
CNU poll shows McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in dead heat (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/24/13)
Bob McDonnell could approve Virginia GOP redistricting plan (Washington Examiner, 1/24/13)
Stewart cheers Va. Senate redistricting (Washington Post, 1/24/13)
House panel votes greater transportation voice for Richmond area (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/24/13)
Redistricting in Virginia hurts blacks, Democrats say (New York Times, 1/23/13)
VA House Speaker holds key to redistricting vote (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Bill to change allocation of Virginia’s electoral votes advances (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/23/13)
Watkins plays unlikely role in Senate drama (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Va. map flap’s ripple effects (Politico, 1/23/13)
Palace coup in the Virginia Senate (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Everyone wants change in transportation system, but most don’t want to pay for it (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Lt. Gov Bolling told state senate GOP they were on their own with redistricting ‘dirty trick’ (TPM, 1/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia Republicans’ bald-faced power grab (Washington Post, 1/22/13)
Va. Republicans’ redistricting maneuver draws criticism (Washington Post, 1/22/13)
McAuliffe praises Bolling on job creation, sees him as potential appointee (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/22/13)
VA Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/22/13)
Both sides in gun debate make cases at Capitol (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/22/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: I’m fighting the contraception mandate just like Martin Luther King, Jr (TPM, 1/22/13)
OPINION: Why the ‘daring’ Virginia redistricting plan may not be such a bad thing (The Guardian,1/22/13)
Gov. McDonnell condemns Va Senate GOP move as bad way to do business (TPM, 1/22/13)
Virginia redistricting try draws bipartisan fire (Politico, 1/22/13)
Bill giving Richmond greater voice on road funds advances (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/22/13)
McDonnell criticizes Senate Republicans over redistricting maneuver (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/22/13)
Parts of McDonnell’s schools package advance to House floor (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/21/13)
VA Republicans push re-drawn district map through Senate (Washington Post, 1/21/13)
Va. Senate absentee voting for seniors (Washington Post, 1/21/13)
While Dems distracted by Inauguration, Virginia Senate GOP stages a coup (Blue Virginia, 1/21/13)
Most of governor hopefuls’ money is raised in Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/20/13)
Overhaul probably just starting on Va. transportation funding (Washington Post, 1/19/13)
Gun-show loophole bill advances, retreats (Washington Post, 1/18/13)
Dem lawmakers call on Cuccinelli to give up AG post while running for governor (Virginia Politics, 1/18/13)
VPAP: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe draw most campaign funds from commonwealth (Virginia Politics, 1/17/13)
Cuccinelli begins 2013 with $1.1M on hand (National Review, 1/15/13)
McAuliffe raises $1.1M in less than a month for Virginia gov campaign (Washington Post, 1/15/13)
Medicaid expansion costs predicted to be far lower than estimated (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/14/13)
Rothenberg: Who is least likely to lose the Virginia gubernatorial race? (Roll Call, 1/14/13)
Gay judge’s nomination back before legislature (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/14/13)
A U-Va showdown looms in legislature (Washington Post, 1/13/13)
Virginia General Assembly set to keep fighting about election laws (Washington Post, 1/13/13)
COMMENTARY: McDonnell paves roads with gimmicks — again (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/13/13)
Backers hopeful about plan to restore felons’ voting rights (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Finding money for Virginia’s roads (Washington Post, 1/13/13)
VA GOP walks gingerly around contraception proposals (AP, 1/13/13)
VIDEO: Bill Bolling sees ‘groundswell of support’ for independent gubernatorial candidacy (Blue Virginia, 1/12/13)
VIDEO: What Ken Cuccinelli says is worth going to jail to fight (WTVR, 1/11/13)
Ken Cuccinelli’s ‘go to jail’ comment (WTVR, 1/11/13)
AG outlines legislative agenda (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/11/13)
Planned Parenthood slams Cuccinelli for protest call against birth-control mandate (The Hill,1/11/13)
McAuliffe hits Cuccinelli on ‘go to jail’ contraception protest remarks (Richmond Times-Dispatch,1/11/13)
McAuliffe responds to Cuccinelli’s contraception protest statement (NBC29, 1/11/13)
Cuccinelli won’t have to submit petitions, but McAuliffe will (and so would Bolling) (National Journal, 1/11/13)
COMMENTARY: What is Bill Bolling up to? (Washington Post, 1/11/13)
Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli says jail may be most effective protest to contraception mandate (Fox News, 1/11/13)
McAuliffe and Bolling meet in Richmond (Washington Post, 1/10/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: Opponents of Obama contraception mandate must be willing to ‘go to jail’(Huffington Post, 1/10/13)
Ken Cuccinelli: ‘Go to jail’ to fight contraception mandate (Politico, 1/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Bolling is mulling his next step (The News & Advance, 1/10/13)
Big win over EPA boosts Cuccinelli campaign (Washington Times, 1/10/13)
Pick your pollster and take your choice in Virginia’s gubernatorial election (The Guardian, 1/10/13)
Bill Bolling still looking at independent run for Virginia governor (Huffington Post, 1/10/13)
VA House leadership wants to sidestep social agenda to focus on jobs (Washington Post, 1/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Mr. McDonnell moves to restore voting rights (Washington Post, 1/10/13)
Data indicate drop in high-capacity magazines in Virginia during federal gun ban (Washington Post,1/10/13)
Maryland ranks No. 1 in education for 5th year in a row; Virginia ranks fourth (Washington Post,1/10/13)
Terry McAuliffe’s on the stump (Washington Business Journal, 1/9/13)
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli tied in VA governor poll (National Journal, 1/9/13)
Gov Poll: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe in dead heat, undecided Bolling trails (WTVR, 1/9/13)
Poll: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe in dead heat (Daily Press, 1/9/13)
Virginia voters divided, clueless over governor candidates (DCist, 1/9/13)
Virginia proposal complicates Maryland’s gas tax debate (Baltimore Sun, 1/9/13)
Poll: Cuccinelli, McAulliffe neck-and-neck in VA governor’s race (Washington Post, 1/9/13)
Virginia General Assembly begins new session (Washington Post, 1/9/13)
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli neck and neck in new gubernatorial poll (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1/9/13)
Bill Bolling’s future look (The Virginian-Pilot, 1/8/13)
VIDEO: Bill Bolling visits Lynchburg to pitch education reform plan (WDBJ7, 1/8/13)
Poll: Unpopular Cuccinelli trails McAuliffe in Virginia Guv race (TPM, 1/8/13)
McAuliffe has early lead in VA-Gov (Public Policy Polling, 1/8/13)
Can anyone stop Ken Cuccinelli? (Style Weekly, 1/8/13)
Ken Cuccinelli appeals to young Virginians in gubernatorial bid (Breitbart.com, 1/8/13)
OPINION: Virginia’s gubernatorial race: Four things to watch (The Daily Caller, 1/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia GOP’s war on moderates (Washington Post, 1/7/13)
Maryland, Virginia lawmakers to take up road funding, gun control (Washington Examiner, 1/7/13)
More independent Bolling returns to role as tiebreaker in Virginia Senate (Washington Post, 1/5/13)
Outside, secret money likely to flow in 2013 (Politico, 1/5/13)
VIDEO: Lt. Governor Bill Bolling mulling independent run for governor (WTVR, 1/4/13)
VIDEO: Pro-choice group plans protest against Ken Cuccinelli (WTVR, 1/4/13)
Ken Cuccinelli wins dispute with EPA over stormwater runoff pollution regulation in Virginia(Huffington Post, 1/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Virginia’s phony concern (Washington Post, 1/3/13)
Bolling testing waters for independent run (Washington Post, 1/2/13)
AUDIO: Bill Bolling ‘keeping the door open’ on independent bid for gov, will decide by March 1 (Blue Virginia, 1/2/13)

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