A federal investigation into a Virginia businessman’s political ties is threatening to harm the reputations of Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, an often mentioned prospective presidential candidate, and the man running to replace him.
If you were trying to predict the future four years ago, you might have expected Republicans to be in better shape in Virginia than New Jersey. Republicans romped in the election for governor in the first state, while winning more narrowly in the second. New Jersey is also much more Democratic than Virginia: It went for President Barack Obama by a bigger margin than any other state with a Republican governor.
In the closing days of his losing campaign for Virginia’s governorship, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the contest a referendum on Obamacare. Virginia voter Lee Killen saw it instead as a referendum on the Tea Party -- and he voted no.
Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are being investigated by a Richmond prosecutor over the omission of gifts from their financial disclosure forms, according to statements from Cuccinelli’s office.
Ken Cuccinelli , the Virginia attorney general challenging President Barack Obama ’s health- care overhaul, is quick to agree that his request for fast-track review by the U.S. Supreme Court is a long shot.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend that he expects the House of Representatives, controlled by his party, to enact some “major” revision of U.S. immigration laws within the next year.