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Military Absentee Ballot Hearing Held

Updated: 11/17/2008 - A federal judge has removed the McCain campaign as the plaintiff in a lawsuit that seeks to compel Virginia election officials to count late absentee ballots from U.S. troops serving outside the state. The new plaintiff is the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Obama and McCain Meet

Updated: 11/17/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says he and Republican Sen. John McCain plan to work together to "fix up the country." The two former rivals met in Obama's transition office Monday in Chicago.

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Tom Perriello Announces Transition Team

Updated: 11/14/2008 - Election results may not be certified yet, but Democrat Tom Perriello is choosing his transition team. Perriello announced the first members of his transition advisory committee on Friday. These local leaders will advise Perriello as he transitions into his new role in representing the fifth district of Virginia.

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Hillary Clinton on Barack Obama's Short List for Secretary of State

Updated: 11/14/2008 - There's word Senator Hillary Clinton is on President-Elect Barack Obama's short list to be Secretary of State. President-Elect Obama has narrowed his list for his top cabinet position of Secretary of State and Democratic officials say Hillary Clinton is among those being strongly considered.

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Center for Politics Hosts American Democracy Conference Nov. 21

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The University of Virginia Center for Politics will host a conference next Friday November 21, analyzing the 2008 election. Party insiders, leading journalists, and political pundits will gather to examine the impact of the 2008 presidential, senatorial, and congressional election results

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Kaine Turns Down DNC Chairman Position

Updated: 11/12/2008 - If Barack Obama ally and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has a new role under a Democratic White House, it won't be as the party's national chairman. Speculation arose the past week that Kaine might be in line to head the Democratic National Committee after chairman Howard Dean steps down.

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Warner's Campaign Manager Joins McAuliffe Team

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Terry McAuliffe, who filed papers Monday necessary to run for governor in Virginia in 2009, secured the services of strategist Mike Henry. Henry managed the victorious campaigns of Mark Warner for Senate this year and Tim Kaine for governor in 2005. He held a senior slot with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign until February.

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Palin Doesn't Rule Out Run in 2012

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she wouldn't hesitate to run for the presidency in four years if it's God's will. In a series of interviews in the wake of last Tuesday's elections, Palin said she had no problem with Republican presidential nominee John McCain, but that she resents rumors she said were spread about her and her family by the Arizona Republican's aides.

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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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