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McAuliffe Makes Moves Toward Gubernatorial Run

Updated: 11/10/2008 - Former Democratic national committee chairman Terry McAuliffe moves closer to putting his hat in the ring for Virginia governor, signing papers Monday necessary to run.

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President-Elect Obama Meets with President Bush

Posted: 11/10/2008 - President-elect Obama and President Bush met in the Oval Office Monday, a visit that comes during a historic shifting of power to a new administration. Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Obama enjoyed a warm greeting, while the president and his successor exchanged smiles and a handshake.

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Terry McAuliffe Signs Paper for Possible Governor Run

Updated: 11/10/2008 - Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe signed papers Monday for a possible run for governor next year in Virginia. McAuliffe told The Associated Press he set up a campaign committee and will tour Virginia for the next 60 days before making his candidacy final.

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Conflict Between McCain and Palin Surfaces

Updated: 11/07/2008 - As former aides to Sen. John McCain circulated charges about Sarah Palin, a spokeswoman for the Alaska governor fired back, calling the allegations "sickening."

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Blunt Steps Aside as No. 2 House GOP Leader--Cantor Looks to Step In

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt, the No. 2 Republican in the House, announced Thursday that he is stepping aside after Democrats added to their numbers in Congress and captured the White House. Blunt's move avoids a difficult intra-party battle with protege Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican who's already campaigning for the job of Republican whip.

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Deeds Weighs In On Recount Process

Updated: 01/24/2012 - With the race between Rep. Virgil Goode (R-5th Dist.) and Democratic challenger Tom Perriello likely headed for a recount, one of the players in Virginia's last big recount is weighing in on the process.

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Dems See Gains In Virginia

Updated: 11/05/2008 - As of right now Democrats will have at least five of Virginia's 11 congressional seats, will control both of Virginia's senate seats and was carried by president elect Barack Obama, changing the state's political landscape.

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Official Says Va. Rep Eric Cantor Will Seek House No. 2 Post

Updated: 11/05/2008 - A GOP official says newly re-elected Rep. Eric Cantor intends to run for the second-ranking spot on the House Republican leadership ladder as the party struggles with the loss of about 20 seats in the election.

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High Voter Turnout Across the Commonwealth

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Voter turnout was as high as anticipated on Election Day. Officials from Virginia's State Board of Elections estimate that voter turnout was at 75% across the Commonwealth.

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House and Senate Breakdown

Posted: 11/05/2008 - After Elections, the House of Representatives has a Democratic majority. The Democratic Party has also retained power in the Senate.

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Update: Goode and Perriello Race Too Close to Call

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Two days after the election there is still no clear winner in Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Numbers from the Associated Press and the SBE differ on who is in the lead. The AP reports incumbent Virgil Goode (R) is winning by 363 votes, while the Virginia State Board of Elections shows Tom Perriello (D) in the lead by 634 votes, that's as of 3:45 pm Thursday.

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Barack Obama Wins Presidency

Updated: 11/05/2008 - With nearly all polls closed across the country, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States.

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Perriello Hopes to Pull Off Upset Over Incumbent Virgil Goode

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Heading into Election Day, Democratic challenger Tom Perriello was the the underdog going up against the Republican incumbent, Virgil Goode. However, the race in Virginia'5 5th District is now closer than many people ever thought it would be.

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Incumbent Eric Cantor Declared Winner in 7th District

Updated: 11/05/2008 - With 13% of the precincts reporting, Republican Incumbent Eric Cantor has been declared the winner of Virginia's 7th District seat in the United States House of Representatives.

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Survey: Economy Top Concern for US Voters

Posted: 11/04/2008 - An exit poll conducted by the Associated Press says the economy is by far the top issue on voters' minds as Election Day arrives.

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For Campaign Volunteers--All the Hard Work Comes Down to Election Day

Posted: 11/04/2008 - For campaign volunteers all their hard work comes down to Election Day. Many volunteers say they can't believe it's finally here, and they're still busy canvassing, making last minute campaign calls, offering free rides, and babysitting at the polls.

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Former Governors Warner and Gilmore Down to the Wire in Senate Race

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Former Governors Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore are both battling for retiring U.S Senator John Warner's seat. Mark Warner cast his ballot during a stop in Alexandria Tuesday. The popular candidate has been the run-a-way favorite the whole campaign.

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Twice as Many Virginians Are Voting

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Virginians are voting at a record-setting pace. The executive secretary of the State Board of Elections said at a briefing in Richmond that 30 percent to 40 percent of the state's more than 5 million registered voters had cast ballots Tuesday morning.

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