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President Barack Obama greets attendees during a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2013.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees during a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2013.

Election Day: What to Watch

Updated 9:45 a.m. EST It’s Election Day today in many parts of the nation. Here’s a look at some of the big races to watch. Poll closing times are listed parenthetically and set to Eastern time. Virginia governor (7 p.m.):...

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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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President Barack Obama is greeted by Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe at a campaign rally at Washington-Lee High School on November 3, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe at a campaign rally at Washington-Lee High School on November 3, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.

McAuliffe, Christie: Tale of Two States, or Really One Strategy

Virginia, if the polls are to believed, is about to elect the first governor of the sitting president’s party in decades. New Jersey, it appears certain, is about to reelect a Republican governor in one of the truest-blue presidential domains....

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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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Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund, in Davos, Switzerland.

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Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund, in Davos, Switzerland.

Napster-Facebook Billionaire Bankrolls Virginia’s Front-Runner: McAuliffe

There are no holds barred in Virginia fundraising. Ask Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic fundraiser extraordinaire on the verge of getting elected governor. The No. 1 contributor to McAuliffe’s campaign: Sean Parker, founder of Napster, first president of Facebook and an...

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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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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Raising $1 Million for De Blasio in NYC

New York Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio expects to leave the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan tonight with $1 million more than he had when he walked in, thanks to Hillary Clinton, who’s hosting a fundraiser for him there. It’s...

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Attorney General for Virginia and Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, right, speaks during a debate with former DNC Chair and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliff on September 25, 2013 in McLean, Virginia.

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Attorney General for Virginia and Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, right, speaks during a debate with former DNC Chair and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliff on September 25, 2013 in McLean, Virginia.

Bill Clinton: Obamacare, Shutdown Play in Virginia for a ‘Friend of Bill’

Obamacare is so unpopular that Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, is using his opponent’s opposition to it against him in the closing weeks of a campaign that polls have portrayed as close, leaning McAuliffe’s way. That...

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

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

McAuliffe Doubles Lead Over Cuccinelli, Virginia Polls Show

Two polls released today provide statistical backup for what several political types already told our colleague Julie Hirschfeld Davis — one high-profile loser in the U.S. government shutdown may well end up being Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli (who would join the low-profile...

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