Virginia Republicans have chosen firebrand conservative minister E.W. Jackson's for lieutenant governor, the first black candidate the party has nominated for statewide office since 1988.
State Sen. Mark Obenshain has won the Republican nomination for attorney general in Virginia 35 years after his father won the party's U.S. Senate nomination.
A few dozen reproductive rights activists clad in pink T-shirts quietly picketed alongside Democrats in the rain outside the Virginia Republican Convention that nominated anti-abortion Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for governor.
Virginia's activist conservative attorney general has won the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination by acclamation.
Virginia's Republican Convention began on Friday May 17 to chose candidates for Governor, Attorney General, and Lt. Governor. Candidates will be selected by Saturday, May 18.
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