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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Red States Cut Taxes, Blue Raised Them: Norquist Will Report

By the numbers, Grover Norquist maintains, things don’t look good for taxes. Admittedly, the father of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has every reason to insist that he is winning the war against new taxes — not only in Washington, but...

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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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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 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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Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe shakes hands with supporters during his election victory party  in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe shakes hands with supporters during his election victory party in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1985

That was the last year the two parties split victories in the Virginia and New Jersey elections for governor. The first split verdict in 28 years gave both parties some grist for their press releases and talking points. In the...

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