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Why's the Increasingly Blue State of Virginia About to Elect a Republican Governor?new

The gap between Democrat Creigh Deeds and frontrunner Bob McDonnell could be as big as 19 points. Why? It has a little to do with the economy, a little to do with McDonnell -- and a lot to do with the limitations of candidate Deeds.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Will Goldsmith  |  10-28-2009  |  Politics

In Virginia Gov. Race, Democrat Creigh Deeds Crawls Toward the Finish Linenew

There's little doubt that would-be governor Creigh Deeds is currently stuck between Barack and a hard place. Long known as a genial, gun-lovin' Democrat, Deeds has been forced to fight his current battle against Bob McDonnell -- a slick, well-coiffed conservative Ken doll -- well outside his comfort zone.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Dan Catalano  |  10-14-2009  |  Politics

Virginia's Gubernatorial Candidates Court Youth for High Voter Turnoutnew

During the last presidential election, young voter turnout was unprecedented. Among Democrats, the overall turnout jumped 90 percent in 2008, compared to four years earlier. Young Democrats' participation jumped 135 percent. Will the same number of young Virginians come out to vote for their future governor?
C-Ville Weekly  |  Chiara Canzi  |  08-26-2009  |  Politics

How Will Virginia's Gubernatorial Election Affect UVA?new

One of the largest impacts the incoming governor will make on the University of Virginia will be his appointments to one of the most senior decision-making bodies at the University -- the Board of Visitors (BOV). Among other tasks, the BOV allocates funds and approves the university budget.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Caitlin Speaker  |  07-08-2009  |  Politics

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