Former Va. governor, wife charged with corruption

Former Va. governor, wife charged with corruption

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts from a businessman.

3 area hospitals had space for Austin Deeds before attack on father

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three hospitals had beds available for the son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds before the young man attacked his father and killed himself, officials said.

Va. state senator stabbed, son shot and killed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed and his 24-year-old son was shot and killed in an assault at Deeds' home near Charlottesville, Va., police said.
Democrats' racy posters targeted Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee

Democrats' racy posters targeted Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party of Virginia said it will take down racy posters on the Republican nominee for governor's efforts to repeal the state's anti-sodomy law.
Warner: Storm won't hurt voting

Warner: Storm won't hurt voting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Sunday Virginians "are ready to go to the polls" even though Hurricane Sandy could knock out power until after Election Day.

GOP abortion stance called just a start

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. governor said Sunday the states and Congress would have a large say in crafting a constitutional amendment banning abortion.

Sullivan reinstated as U. of Va. president

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 27 (UPI) -- The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has voted to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as university president, two weeks after forcing her resignation.
Va. governor backs off ultrasound bill

Va. governor backs off ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Virginia's Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he no longer supports requiring a woman to have an invasive form of ultrasound before an abortion.

Republicans claim Va. Senate control

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Virginia Republicans Wednesday claimed victory in two races they say give them control of the state Senate.
Official quits over Obama zombie e-mail

Official quits over Obama zombie e-mail

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Virginia Republican official has resigned, conceding his e-mail depicting President Obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his head was in "bad taste."

FEMA denies Va. quake aid request

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell said he will appeal a Federal Emergency Management Agency decision to deny a state request for earthquake recovery aid.

Tribes present Va. gov. with deer, turkey

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The chiefs of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey American Indian tribes upheld a 333-year-old treaty by presenting the Virginia governor with two deer and a turkey.

Va. gov. to omit 'Confederate' reference

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Next April will be "Civil War in Virginia" month, Gov. Robert McDonnell said, acknowledging this year's political blowback to "Confederate History Month."

Va. gov: No clemency for Teresa Lewis

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell said Friday he will not grant clemency to a woman scheduled to be executed next week for the murder of her husband and stepson.

Gov. to give GOP response to Obama speech

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Republican officials said Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell will give the party's response to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next week.

McDonnell sworn in as Virginia governor

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Republican Robert McDonnell called for "proper and efficient" use of government as he took the oath of office Saturday as governor of Virginia.

Va. gov. candidate delivers GOP address

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert McDonnell says healthcare reform should be accomplished by "free-market incentives."

Virginia governor's race gains attention

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The Republican governor's race in Virginia is seen as a proving ground for the GOP, political observers say.

Former DNC chair declares for Va. governor

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe says he has decided to run for governor of Virginia.

Virginia to Bloomberg: back off

RICHMOND, Va., May 10 (UPI) -- Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill to stop New York from targeting its gunsellers.

Virginia race decided by 323 votes

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Officials in Virginia have certified election results that give Republican Robert McDonnell a 323-vote victory in the statewide race for attorney general. McDonnell, a state delegate from Virginia Beach, Va., had 970,886 votes while state Sen. R. Creigh D