Terry McAuliffe

Straight Up Bribery: VA State Senate Kneecaps Medicaid

Straight Up Bribery: VA State Senate Kneecaps Medicaid
Virginia Sen. Phillip P. Puckett will announce his resignation today, effective immediately, paving the way to appoint his daughter to a judgeship and Puckett to the job of deputy director of the state tobacco commission, and more importantly, for the GOP to gain control of the state senate — shutting down any progress made in health care expansion. Is it outright bribery? Probably.
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VA Gov Shuts Down Attempts by Far Right Nuts to Violate Church, State Separation

VA Gov Shuts Down Attempts by Far Right Nuts to Violate Church, State Separation
Two vetoes by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe were upheld by the legislature. The two bills vetoed would have enshrined some of the "religious freedom" dogmas the far right has been pushing of late.
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VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on The Politics Hour Sunday, and had some strong words for the House Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid, saying they were playing politics and that "they have failed to do their job" of governing.
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What's the VA GOP to Do When Its Trusty Right Hand Endorses Medicaid Expansion?

What's the VA GOP to Do When Its Trusty Right Hand Endorses Medicaid Expansion?
According to many, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce is basically an arm of the Republican Party of Virginia. Which is exactly why it's significant that the Chamber, this morning in a press conference, formally endorsed Medicaid expansion.
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Liberals, Take Note: Dems Ran on Gun Control in VA and Won

Liberals, Take Note: Dems Ran on Gun Control in VA and Won
Just when it had become clear from the Colorado recalls that the NRA and its allies had scared Democrats around the land from ever mentioning guns again, it seems that not all the votes had been counted.
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McAuliffe Lead Widens to Eight Points in VA Governor Race

McAuliffe Lead Widens to Eight Points in VA Governor Race
Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe, has surged ahead in the latest NBC4/NBC News/Marist poll. He now leads with 46% of likely voters, to Republican Ken Cuccinelli's 38%.
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Bold Move on Climate Change From VA's Dem Candidate for Governor

Bold Move on Climate Change From VA's Dem Candidate for Governor
NBC 4 in Washington reported yesterday that Terry McAuliffe has now come out in support of President Obama's proposed climate change rules. This is a courageous move, and a big deal that ought to make more of those who care about these issues get off their butts and hit the streets to help Terry beat world-class climate denial conspiracy theorist Ken Cuccinelli.
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Cuccinelli Swift-Boats McAuliffe in VA Governor Race

Cuccinelli Swift-Boats McAuliffe in VA Governor Race
The Republican Swift boat campaign against Virginia gubenatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has now begun in earnest.
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Environmentalist Billionaire Backing McAuliffe for VA Governor in a Big Way

Environmentalist Billionaire Backing McAuliffe for VA Governor in a Big Way
According to Politico, an "environmentalist billionaire who has mounted a national campaign opposing the Keystone XL pipeline...has directed his political operation to spend heavily in the Virginia governor's race in support of Democrat Terry McAuliffe." For those concerned about climate change, this is really good news in one of the most important elections of 2013.
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More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli

More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli
It's fascinating to watch the old-school Virginia Republicans — mainstream, moderate, pragmatic — throw their support to Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, not to Tea Partier Ken Cuccinelli. And it's a trend that will probably continue, as the Republican ticket fights off charges of corruption and craziness.
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