Andrew Cain is politics editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He previously served as night editor and deputy copy desk chief. Before joining The Times-Dispatch in 2001, he spent 17 years as a reporter covering local, state, national and international news for newspapers in Virginia and in Washington. From 1999 to 2001 he was a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. You can reach him at (804) 649-6645 or e-mail acain@TimesDispatch.com
Poorly trained volunteers arbitrarily knocked out "pages and pages and pages" of signatures, according to a screener.
Ken Cuccinelli announced that he no longer backs emergency legislation that would seek to get additional candidates on the ballot.
Virginia's requirements to qualify for a presidential primary are twice as strict as those in any other state, according to a national authority on ballot access.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry filed an emergency motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to order that his name be included on Virginia's Republican primary ballot.
Anyone who wants to vote must sign a form at the polling place pledging to support the eventual Republican nominee for president.
Ron Paul will lead the Va. GOP primary ballot. The Republican Party will require voters to pledge support for the party's nominee.
Tim Donner, one of five Virginia Republicans seeking the party's 2012 U.S. Senate nomination, today dropped out of the contest, saying "there comes a time to recognize political realities."
Texas Gov. Rick Perry today filed an emergency motion in U.S. District Court in Richmond seeking an injunction ordering the State Board of Elections to print presidential primary ballots with his name.
Newt Gingrich wants Virginia legislators to change the law in time for him to start a write-in campaign for the March 6 presidential primary.
Newt Gingrich wants Virginia legislators to change the law in time for him to mount a write-in campaign in Virginia's March 6 presidential primary.
Newt Gingrich says his failure to qualify for Virginia's March 6 primary is his campaign's Pearl Harbor, that he insists will not destroy his presidential bid.
Gingrich campaign, tough state rules come under scrutiny as only two Republicans qualify for March 6 primary.
Exclusion of former House speaker heightens scrutiny of his campaign organization and of the state’s strict rules for ballot access.
10,000 signatures of registered voters required to get on ballot for March 6 Republican presidential primary.
Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the FEMA to approve disaster assistance for nine additional localities recovering from the Aug. 23 earthquake in Louisa County.
Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve disaster assistance for nine additional localities recovering from the Aug. 23 earthquake centered in Louisa County.
Four Republican presidential candidates – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul -- submitted paper work to qualify for Virginia's primary ballot.
Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk John Frey formally announced Wednesday that he is seeking the GOP nomination for attorney general in 2013.
Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell on Friday honored Virginians who are making a difference, recognizing them at her second annual first lady's Opportunity Hall of Fame awards luncheon, held at the Richmond Marriott.
Control of the state Senate is likely to give Gov. Bob McDonnell a freer hand on some of his key initiatives.
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