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Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Virginia Politics

Gillespie’s first TV ad sparks immediate response from Warner

Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, released his first television ad late Wednesday, introducing himself to a large television audience that may not be familiar with his background as a major GOP operative, presidential adviser, businessman and founder of a Washington lobbying firm.

McDonnell testifies: 'Very little' done for Star

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell began telling his side of the story in his corruption trial, saying supplement maker Jonnie Williams Sr. did not receive special treatment.

U.S. Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Va.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a ruling by a federal appeals court that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to get married this morning.

VCU consultant suggested first lady move out of mansion

A consultant from Virginia Commonwealth University suggested that first lady Maureen McDonnell move from the Executive Mansion back to the family’s Wyndham home in Henrico County to help alleviate her stress.

Chafin wins Puckett seat; GOP holds Senate

Del. A. Benton “Ben” Chafin Jr., R-Russell, won a special election Tuesday for the Southwest Virginia seat formerly held by Sen. Phillip P. Puckett, which means Republicans will maintain control of the state Senate.

Bob McDonnell's sister: Loans were in plan for joint venture

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s sister testified she had the financial means to help her brother out of any money difficulties presented by their real estate business.

Mansion staff's letter said first lady was a demeaning bully

The January 2012 letter to Maureen McDonnell they said they had never been "treated in such an unprofessional and disrespectful manner."

Schapiro: McDonnell fights to clear name — and save pension

On March 24, 2011 — about three weeks before the infamous, Maureen-does-Manhattan shopping spree that has the former first lady and her husband in federal court on a corruption rap — Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law legislation that he would have never dreamed might apply to him.

In Richmond, Warner pushes student loan bill and VA overhaul

Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday he hopes legislation he co-sponsored with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will give young professionals a shortcut to paying off student loan debt.

Oyster Trail promotes Va. industry

Riding a wave of growth and popularity of the state’s aquaculture, Virginia officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail to connect travelers to the state’s oyster industry.

Gallery: McDonnell trial - Day 17

On Day 17 of the McDonnell corruption trial, Kathleen Scott, who worked as a special assistant to Maureen McDonnell, testified that she contacted staff at VCU for help in dealing with the first lady.

Cantor quietly ends congressional tenure

His departure marks the end of a 14-year era and leaves the 7th District without representation for at least the next couple of months.

First lady pegged as "difficult ... demanding ... diva-ish"

Former McDonnell Cabinet official Janet Kelly said she once observed the first lady and Jonnie Williams together on Williams’ airplane. “It was kind of flirty … very, very, very friendly.”

Key special election for state Senate Tuesday

Voters head to the polls today in Southwest Virginia to pick the successor to Sen. Phillip P. Puckett, D-Russell, with control of the legislative chamber up for grabs.

Cabinet secretaries say McDonnell never asked them to help Williams or Star

Education Secretary Laura Fornash, Finance Secretary Richard 'Ric' Brown and Commerce Secretary Jim Cheng testify for the defense.

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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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