| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The two biggest elections Tuesday provided an imperfect template for predicting the future.
In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie so thoroughly blew away his Democratic opponent that conclusions are skewed. It would be a miracle, for instance,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The most closely fought major election of the fall, the race for governor of Virginia, has a lesson for both parties: Your magic bullets are duds.
For weeks, partisans on each side have claimed an issue that they argued would sweep...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Your editorial suggesting that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's loss in the gubernatorial race there is a sign that the country is tired of the tea party may well be true ("An election with a message," Nov. 6).
Like a teenager who tires of his...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Your recent editorial on the Virginia governor's race continued The Sun's quest to be the pay version of the Daily Kos ("An election with message," Nov. 6).
Here are some other "messages" you might have mentioned regarding the Virginia election:
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We've just returned from vacation in Virginia and were struck by the number of campaign signs for the governor's race. As a former Republican (and a loyal one at that), I'm always saddened when I see a candidate commit "suicide by tea." The GOP must learn...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling isn't out on the hustings, he isn't raising money and he isn't bombarding Virginia residents with ads asking for their vote for governor.
But as the party nominees for the post, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Your average Virginia voter won't know the name M. Boyd Marcus Jr., an influential campaign strategist who has worked for Republicans including George Allen, Jim Gilmore and Tom Bliley.
But to political nerds and insiders the name carries weight....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:22 PM
In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
| Sep 22, 2013
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Republican: "Ken Cuccinelli opposes Medicaid expansion until states can opt out of the program entirely. We must ensure Medicaid's core mission of offering a health care safety net for our most vulnerable...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe wants to revamp and reinvest in Virginia's mental health system so that the state's jails and prisons no longer serve as warehouses for the mentally ill.
In a policy proposal released to The Daily Press...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice and several states, including Virginia, announced a settlement agreement Tuesday allowing the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines, creating the largest commercial airline in the country.
As a result of the...