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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: 2009 Attorney General's Race

Health care judge moderated Va. attorney general debate in 2009

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, who Monday ruled a key provision of the federal health care law is unconstitutional, moderated a debate a year ago between Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli and Democratic opponent Steve Shannon.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | December 15, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, Election 2009, Ken Cuccinelli, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon  
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Senator Stuart votes in a county where he does not live

For more than two years, State Sen. Richard Stuart (R) has been voting in a county in which he does not live. State law says Virginians must vote where they reside except in rare cases when a person moves temporarily and is allowed to maintain a previous address for voting until the next general election for federal office but only if he remains in the same congressional district and has notified electon officials at a polling place. Stuart, elected in 2007, lived in the Montross area of Westmoreland County, but moved to Stafford County soon after he sworn into office in January 2008. Both counties are in his senatorial district. Voting records obtained by The Washington Post show Stuart voted in Montross in both 2008 and 2009. Stuart acknowledged in an interview last week that he did not change his voter registration because he voted in Montross for years, and...

By Anita Kumar  | October 20, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, Anita Kumar, Election 2009, House of Delegates, State Senate  
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Winners & Losers of 2009

Here at the Virginia Politics blog, we thought we would take one last look at 2009 before officially welcoming in the new year. And what a year it was in Virginia politics. We had a nationally watched race for the state's top job, a sitting governor who became a national figure and a divided legislature that struggled with a multibillion budget shortfall. Virginia became the first state in the nation to reject federal stimulus money for the unemployed and the last one to ask for federal stimulus money for transportation. Democrats started the year out on top and ended the year in disarray. Republicans are on the cusp of a resurgence they could not have imagined 12 months ago. We know Bob McDonnell had a tremendous year, and Creigh Deeds not so much. Ditto for their campaign managers, Phil Cox and Joe Abbey. Who else had a great or lousy...

By Anita Kumar  | January 1, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race, 2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, Election 2010, General Assembly 2010, George F. Allen, House of Delegates, Jody Wagner, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert F. McDonnell, State Senate, Terry McAuliffe, Timothy M. Kaine, Tom Perriello, Winners and Losers  
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Ten House races top $1 million mark

Despite the recession, this year's election cycle had four of the five most expensive delegate races in Virginia history, including a $1.71 million battle between Del. Dave Albo (R) and challenger Greg Werkheiser in Fairfax that gets the award for most expensive ever. That's according to the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonpartisan tracker of money in politics, which has been doing number crunching on finance reports submitted by campaigns last week. The second most expensive race in state history was the contest between newly elected Del. Chris Stolle and incumbent Democrat Joe Bouchard in Virginia Beach, who jointly spent $1.53 million on the race....

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | December 7, 2009; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, Bill Bolling, Creigh Deeds, Election 2009, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, Jody Wagner, Ken Cuccinelli, Leslie L. Byrne, Robert F. McDonnell, Rosalind Helderman, Steve Shannon  
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Republican PAC asks Marsden to resign House seat

Republicans are calling on Del. Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax) to resign from the House of Delegates as he runs in a special election for the state Senate seat being vacated by Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli. OurVirginiaNow, a new state political action committee that aims to help Republican candidates get elected across the state, is encouraging district residents to contact Marsden and ask him to resign. "I think Marsden ought to resign his House seat immediately,'' said Paul Miller, president of OurVirginiaNow. "He owes us that. He was elected to produce results for his constituents, not continue to seek other elected positions he may deem more attractive for his career." If Marsden wins the Jan. 12 election, the governor would have to call a special election to fill his House seat, which would leave the 41st District without representation for some time when the General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 13. OurVirginiaNow also complains...

By Anita Kumar  | November 23, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, Anita Kumar, Election 2009, General Assembly 2010, House of Delegates, State Senate  
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Cuccinelli names transition team

Ken Cuccinelli, who was elected the state's new attorney general Tuesday, announced today that his transition will be led by a pair of former attorneys general -- Democrat Andrew Miller and Republican Richard Cullen -- along with former state GOP chairman Pat McSweeney. Miller who ran for governor and U.S. Senate in the 1970s is a lawyer in Washington. Cullen completed Jim Gilmore's term as attorney general when he resigned to run for governor and now heads the McGuire Woods law firm in Richmond. He is close to Governor-elect Bob McDonnell. McSweeney in a Richmond lawyer who challenged the constitutionality of a proposed transportation sales-tax referendum and the state's 2007 landmark transportation plan, including its high fees for egregious driving offenses. Republican Bernie McNamee was named transition director. McNamee is Cullen's law partner and a lobbyist who worked for former attorney general Jerry Kilgore and former Gov. George Allen....

By Anita Kumar  | November 5, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, Anita Kumar, Election 2009, Ken Cuccinelli  
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Older Entries in This Category »

GOP hopes to keep Cuccinelli's seat, Anita Kumar , November 5, 2009
Say hello to the McBollinelli sweep broom, Derek Kravitz , November 3, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , November 3, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , November 2, 2009
Palin records calls urging Virginians to vote, Anita Kumar , November 1, 2009
McDonnell's money lead grows and grows, Rosalind S. Helderman , November 1, 2009
Q & A with statewide candidates, Anita Kumar , November 1, 2009
One more poll puts McDonnell way up, Rosalind S. Helderman , November 1, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 30, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 29, 2009
Romney stumps with GOP ticket, Anita Kumar , October 28, 2009
Updated: Steele campaigns in Virginia , Anita Kumar , October 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 28, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 27, 2009
NAACP Berates Shannon, Bolling, Anita Kumar , October 24, 2009
RNC sends money to downticket candidates, Anita Kumar , October 23, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 23, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 22, 2009
Deeds takes heat online over public option comments, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 21, 2009
Cuccinelli: Shannon doesn't know the job, Anita Kumar , October 21, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 20, 2009
Shannon links Cuccinelli to Hamilton in new ad, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 19, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Amy Gardner , October 19, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 16, 2009
National Democratic Jewish Group Makes Push in Virginia , Rosalind S. Helderman , October 15, 2009
Shannon Blasts Cuccinelli in New Ad, Anita Kumar , October 14, 2009
Cuccinelli Airs New Ad; Shannon, Kaine Protest, Amy Gardner , October 12, 2009
Cuccinelli Calls Obama's Nobel "A Joke", Rosalind S. Helderman , October 11, 2009
The Kitchen Table: Americans for Prosperity, Sandhya Somashekhar , October 10, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 9, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 8, 2009
Cuccinelli and Shannon Go At It -- Again, Amy Gardner , October 7, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , October 7, 2009
Cuccinelli and Shannon Go At It, Amy Gardner , October 2, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , October 2, 2009
NVTC Endorses Shannon, NRA Back Cuccinelli, Anita Kumar , October 1, 2009
Shannon Receives $225K Boost, Anita Kumar , October 1, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 29, 2009
Shannon, Cuccinelli: Dueling Ads, Endorsements, Anita Kumar , September 28, 2009
Shannon On the Air, Amy Gardner , September 23, 2009
GOP Group Donates $200,000 to Cuccinelli, Anita Kumar , September 23, 2009
Shannon Hits the Airwaves, Anita Kumar , September 22, 2009
Updated: Shannon Mum on Hamilton At Meeting, Anita Kumar , September 22, 2009
Lt. Gov. Debate Canceled Following Rules Dispute, Rosalind S. Helderman , September 21, 2009
Scary Music Award: Cuccinelli, Amy Gardner , September 20, 2009
Humane Society Endorses McDonnell, Shannon, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 18, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , September 16, 2009
Money Game: Attorney General Candidates, Anita Kumar , September 15, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , September 11, 2009
Kaine Lends Shannon A Hand, Anita Kumar , September 10, 2009
Thompson Helps Cuccinelli Raise Cash, Anita Kumar , September 8, 2009
Sights and Sounds from Buena Vista, Anita Kumar , September 8, 2009
Holland & Knight Snags Brownlee, Anita Kumar , August 31, 2009
On The Record, Anita Kumar , August 26, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Sandhya Somashekhar , August 21, 2009
Realtors Back McDonnell; Black Caucus Favors Deeds, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 18, 2009
Va. Northern Neck GOP Embraces Crabill - Again, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 17, 2009
McDonnell Snags Farm Endorsement, Anita Kumar , August 14, 2009
First Click -- Virginia, Anita Kumar , August 13, 2009
First Click - Virginia, Rosalind S. Helderman , August 7, 2009
Cuccinelli Puts His Money Where His Ear Is, Amy Gardner , August 4, 2009
Henry Joins Shannon's Campaign, Anita Kumar , July 9, 2009
GOP Ramps Up, Anita Kumar , July 2, 2009
AG's Debate Going Forward, Rosalind S. Helderman , June 19, 2009
Deeds, Dems On Tour , Rosalind S. Helderman , June 12, 2009
Updated: The Money Game, Anita Kumar , June 1, 2009
The Party of No, Sandhya Somashekhar , June 1, 2009
LIVE: The GOP Convention, Anita Kumar , May 30, 2009
Awww, Cute: Baby News for Steve Shannon , Rosalind S. Helderman , May 22, 2009
National GOP Getting Involved in AG's Race, Anita Kumar , April 23, 2009
Who Will Be Virginia's Next AG?, Anita Kumar , April 16, 2009
Romney, Hannity Headline GOP Convention, Anita Kumar , March 30, 2009
Foster Endorsed by Va Beach Mayor, Anita Kumar , March 27, 2009
 
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