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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

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Ed Gillespie, Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event on Nov. 6, 2012 in Boston.

Galloping Gillespie: Headed for Hills

Ed Gillespie, onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee and onetime communications director for President George W. Bush, has dispensed with the formalities of a primary election in embarking on his bid to unseat a popular sitting senator, Democrat Mark...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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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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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

Gillespie (Turned Republican) Runs in Virginia (Turning Democratic)

Ed Gillespie, now an announced Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, has a long record of service to alphabet-soup Republican organizations and causes. Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Chairman...

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

Gillespie: ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Be Willing To Lose’

Ed Gillespie, the longtime Republican operative preparing a Senate race in Virginia, has a lot of political axioms in his 2006 book, “Winning Right.” One of them is, “In order to win, you have to be willing to lose.” Gillespie,...

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Democratic Va. Attorney General candidate Mark Herring speaks with reporters about the vote count in his election during a election night party in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Democratic Va. Attorney General candidate Mark Herring speaks with reporters about the vote count in his election during a election night party in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 165

That’s the current margin of victory for Democrat Mark Herring in the Virginia attorney general’s election held Nov. 5. Herring, a state senator, had 1,103,777 votes to 1,103,612 votes for Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain, according to a certified count...

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Axelrod: ‘Narrower’ House, Senate After 2014

David Axelrod, one of the architects of President Barack Obama’s political career: “These days, I’m impressed any time I go on a website and it works,” he said, with a certain sense of humor about the woes the administration is...

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

‘Tea-Party’ Class of Governors Eyed: Democrats See 2014 Openings

Democratic candidates seeking to pick off Republican governors in 2014 need look no further than Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s playbook in Virginia for a template for victory, according to the head of the party’s gubernatorial campaign arm. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin,...

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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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