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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell in this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell in this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo in Alexandria, Virginia.

McDonnell Indictment Alleges History

Bob McDonnell, the former Republican governor of Virginia, once was touted as a rising star with national potential within his party. Today, he and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on charges of illegally accepting gifts and loans from a political...

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Supporters celebrate Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's lead in the polls during McAuliffe's election night event on Nov. 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Supporters celebrate Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's lead in the polls during McAuliffe's election night event on Nov. 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

How Virginia Governor’s Election Explains Republican U.S. House Edge

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the most votes in the Virginia governor’s election on Nov. 5. Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli won more votes in seven of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. The second statistic is irrelevant to the outcome of a statewide...

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

McAuliffe Thanks Planned Parenthood

Terry McAuliffe credits Planned Parenthood for helping deliver his victory in Virginia’s governor’s race, in which the women’s vote was a key factor. “I would not have been standing on that stage last night without you,” the governor-elect told the...

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) speaks to the crowd during an election night event, on November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) speaks to the crowd during an election night event, on November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

McAuliffe/Cuccinelli Nail-Biter: Who Saw It Coming?

Gauging Virginia’s gubernatorial race in the walk-up to Tuesday’s vote attracted many of the big boys in U.S. political polling, including the Washington Post, Quinnipiac University and Rasmussen Reports. Also weighing in on the battle between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and...

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) gives the thumbs up to the crowd after speaking during an election night event, on November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) gives the thumbs up to the crowd after speaking during an election night event, on November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

McAuliffe’s Virginia: Number-Crunching

Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor of Virginia yesterday with vote margins in Democratic-trending suburbs of Washington, D.C.,big enough to overcome deficits in less-populous rural areas that have shifted Republican. McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, won in a...

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe, left, greets supporters at a polling station after he cast his vote on November 5, 2013 at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe, left, greets supporters at a polling station after he cast his vote on November 5, 2013 at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia.

McAuliffe Winning Va.: Republican Says, Discounting Race as Harbinger

Rob Collins, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today acknowledged to reporters that i’ts likely the Democrats will win the Virginia governor’s race, if the latest polls are accurate. It’s been decades since Virginia elected a governor of...

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A campaign staff put up a sign prior to a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe on November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia.

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A campaign staff put up a sign prior to a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe on November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $54.2 Million

That’s how much the two main candidates in today’s election contest for Virginia governor have raised for their campaigns. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former national party committee chairman, raised more than $34.4 million, and Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli...

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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), poses for photos with the crowd at the end of a campaign event at VFW Post 1503, on October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), poses for photos with the crowd at the end of a campaign event at VFW Post 1503, on October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

Virginia Race Volatile at Finish? — Way Two Polls See It: Turnout Key

The raucous, heavily financed governor’s race in Virginia is narrowing near Election Day. That’s according to a new poll this morning — as opposed to another poll yesterday that showed the gap between front-runner Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), right, are introduced and take the stage during a campaign event for at VFW Post 1503, October 27, 2013 in Dale City, Virginia.

McAuliffe’s Voter-Drawing Power: Obamas Closing Virginia Contest

In the run-up to Election Day in the Virginia governor’s race, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is getting boosts from current and former Democratic presidents who bring a hefty dose of star power to the task of turning out voters. Republican...

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond.

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 40

That’s how many years it’s been since the same political party won the presidential election and the Virginia governorship in consecutive years. Virginia and New Jersey are the only states that elect a governor in the year following a presidential...

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