Terry McAuliffe

Obama campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia

Obama campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia

In  a closely-watched race that many believe showcases the decline of the tea party-backed Republican party, President Barack Obama is lending his political heft to Terry McAuliffe‘s campaign for Virginia governor while Republican Ken Cuccinelli is flying from airport to airport in search of votes. McAuliffe continues to hold a comfortable lead in most polls […]

Clinton: Beware of rabid right-wing ideologues

Clinton: Beware of rabid right-wing ideologues

Conservative ideologues are reliable voters who could threaten Democrat Terry McAuliffe‘s political chances, former President Bill Clinton warned Sunday as he joined his longtime buddy’s campaign for Virginia governor. With little more than a week before Nov. 5′s Election Day, McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli each have sought to energize their strongest supporters, by inspiration […]

In Virginia, Cuccinelli scrambles for right-wing votes

In Virginia, Cuccinelli scrambles for right-wing votes

Ken Cuccinelli‘s campaign for governor of Virginia has always been a test of whether a deeply conservative Republican could win in a swing-voting state. For months, the attorney general — known outside his state for mounting the first-in-the-nation legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law — was locked in a competitive race with […]

Two states, two different political agendas by Republicans

Two states, two different political agendas by Republicans

This fall’s races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party. Virginia’s illustrates the challenges facing the tea party movement and the fallout from the government shutdown while testing how well the GOP’s conservative wing can compete in a presidential swing-voting state. […]

Hillary Clinton campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia gov. race

Hillary Clinton campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia gov. race

Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to endorse old friend Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race, urging voters to reject the “scorched earth” politics that led to the recent government shutdown. At her first overtly political appearance since leaving her post as secretary of state in February, the former Democratic senator […]

McAuliffe leading in Virginia poll

McAuliffe leading in Virginia poll

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is up 6 percentage points over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli among voters likely to cast ballots in the Virginia gubernatorial election in November, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. McAuliffe, a businessman and the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, holds a 48 percent to 42 percent lead over […]

New probe means trouble for Hillary Clinton and others

New probe means trouble for Hillary Clinton and others

An internal investigation of President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia. The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, has been […]

Biden rips Virginia GOP as tea-party shills

Biden rips Virginia GOP as tea-party shills

Vice President Joe Biden continued a busy political pace Saturday, appearing with Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate at the swing state’s premier party fundraiser and ridiculing this fall’s conservative Republican statewide ticket as extreme captives of tea party ideology. Biden brought about 1,000 Democrats to their feet repeatedly at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner barely four months ahead […]