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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Virginia Politics

PolitiFact: Gillespie falsely tags Warner with 'lie of the year'
Trammell tries to find his place in 7th District race

The Democrat says he could bring people together to work on issues.

Schapiro: Another challenge for Gillespie -- fallout from McDonnell scandal

Encouraging polling notwithstanding, Ed Gillespie could be the first casualty of the McDonnell scandal.

McDonnell case leads to delay in selecting new U.S. attorney

The search for a permanent U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia — a coveted and high-profile job because of the significant cases the person in it must lead — seems to have advanced nowhere in nearly a year, and officials say there is one man to blame: former Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Ingraham, Sessions headline Brat fundraiser

Conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham paid a return visit to the 7th Congressional District on Saturday, headlining a fundraiser for Republican Dave Brat with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

At gay pride event, McAuliffe praises push for same-sex marriage in Va.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised the four plaintiffs challenging Virginia's ban on gay marriage Saturday in the first appearance by a sitting governor at the yearly festival held in Richmond by Virginia Pride.

VSU students, faculty anxious about cuts

They express concern about lack of say in in steep budget reductions

CNU poll finds most in Va. support strikes against militants in Iraq, Syria

Virginians also support action to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the survey by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

Gov. McAuliffe touts economic development before Asian Chamber

The governor also said the state is working to make more contracting opportunities available to small businesses.

VSU must cut about $19 million -- 10 percent of operating budget

Academic affairs will be hard hit as the school tries to make up revenue lost mostly due to a drop in enrollment.

McAuliffe taps Bolling, Boucher to lead ethics reform push

They will look at gift and fundraising rules and later will take up redistricting reform and Virginia's one-term governorship.

Brat, Trammell and Carr to take questions at public forum Oct. 23

Voters in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District will get a chance to hear out the three candidates running for Eric Cantor’s former seat at a forum hosted by the Goochland Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 23.

Poll: Gillespie draws closer, but Warner maintains 9-point margin

Less than six weeks before the Nov. 4 election, Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., leads Republican challenger Ed Gillespie by a 48-39 percent margin, according to the poll by Quinnipiac University.

Pro-Warner Super Pac has spent $1.4 million on anti-Gillespie ads

That is more than all other groups combined in the Virginia U.S. Senate contest, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonpartisan tracker of money in state politics.

Webb says he's seriously considering presidential bid

"Our foreign policy has become a tangled mess in many cases of what can only be called situational ethics," Webb said at the National Press Club

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McAULIFFE'S CABINET

GOV. McAULIFFE'S NOMINEES FOR CABINET POSTS

Secretary of Education: Anne Holton

Anne Holton A former Richmond juvenile and domestic relations district court judge, she most recently worked with the Virginia Community College System to boost educational opportunities for foster children. Holton, who is married to U.S. Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., is the wife and daughter of former Virginia governors.


Secretary of Commerce and Trade: Maurice A. Jones

Maurice A. Jones Most recently deputy secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, he is a former publisher of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.


Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security: Adm. John C. Harvey

Adm. John C. HarveyHe is the retired head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Last year, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Harvey chairman of a commission to protect Virginia against military base closings and limit the effect of defense cuts.


Secretary of Agriculture AND FORESTRY: Todd P. Haymore

Todd P. HaymoreHaymore continues in the job he held under McDonnell. He was commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Consumer Services in Kaine’s administration.


Secretary of Natural Resources: Molly Ward

Molly WardWard was mayor of Hampton from 2008 to 2013 and previously spent six years as the city’s treasurer.


Secretary of Health and Human Resources: Dr. William A. Hazel Jr.

Dr. William A. Hazel Jr.An orthopedic surgeon from Northern Virginia and former president of the Medical Society of Virginia, Hazel continues in the job he held in the McDonnell administration.


Secretary of Public Safety: Brian J. Moran

Brian J. MoranA former state Democratic Party chairman, Moran sought the 2009 Democratic nomination for governor. He is a former Arlington County prosecutor and served in the House of Delegates from 1996 to 2008.


Secretary of Technology: Karen Jackson

Karen JacksonJackson served as deputy secretary of technology under Kaine and McDonnell.


Secretary of Administration: Nancy Rodrigues

Nancy RodriguesA top aide to McAuliffe’s transition team, Rodrigues served as head of the State Board of Elections during Kaine’s administration.


Secretary of Transportation: Aubrey L. Layne Jr.

Aubrey L. Layne Jr.Layne represented Hampton Roads on the Commonwealth Transportation Board and served as chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission.


Secretary of Finance: Richard “Ric” Brown

Richard “Ric” BrownThe state’s veteran budget guru remains in the post he has held since August 2008. McAuliffe will be the 12th governor Brown will have served in his state government career.


Secretary of the Commonwealth: Levar Stoney

Levar StoneyMcAuliffe’s deputy campaign manager, Stoney is a former executive director of the Virginia Democratic Party and worked for state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, in his failed 2009 gubernatorial bid.


Chief of Staff: Paul Reagan

He served as chief of staff to Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. He previously was chief of staff to Rep. James P. Moran, D-8th.

Note: McAuliffe has not yet named his counselor, who also will have Cabinet rank.

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