Gubernatorial elections

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, gavels the session to order at the start of the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 08, 2019 - 10:34 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout after two top Virginia Democrats admitted wearing blackface and another was accused of sexual assault (all times local): 11:15 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is calling on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after two women went public with...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, right, gives a high five to a page as he prepares for the start of the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 08, 2019 - 9:44 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault accusation and barraged with demands that he step down, too. Top Democrats,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va. Northam clung to his office Tuesday, Feb. 5, amid intense political fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook and uncertainty about the future of the state's government. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 08, 2019 - 7:57 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture and a bungled...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, from left, Lt. Governor-elect Justin Fairfax, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring and Governor-elect Ralph Northam listen as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint meeting of the House and Senate money committees at the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, Va. With Virginia's top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and their tangled political implications. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 7:23 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With Virginia's top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and their tangled political implications. Gov. Ralph Northam's career was...
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In this Feb. 2, 2019, photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, accompanied by his wife, Pam, speaks during a news conference in the governor's mansion in Richmond, Va. Democrats are hoping there’s a silver lining to the Northam mess - that it shows they won’t tolerate racism. Every level of the party has condemned the Democratic Virginia governor and demanded he step down. That follows disclosure that his medical school yearbook page features photos of a man in blackface standing with someone dressed in Klu Klux Klan attire.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 05, 2019 - 6:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist photo that appeared on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia's governor (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A medical school classmate of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he believes a racist photo that appears on Northam's yearbook...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va. Northam clung to his office Tuesday, Feb. 5, amid intense political fallout over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook and uncertainty about the future of the state's government. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 05, 2019 - 4:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. While Northam himself gave no public...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam pauses during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 7:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and racist photo in medical school yearbook (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A top administration official for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says the governor is meeting with staff to hear their assessment of whether it's viable for him to...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Virginians are now taking a closer look at Fairfax as he suddenly looms as the successor to Gov. Ralph Northam, whose political future is in jeopardy after a blackface photo was discovered on Northam's personal page in his medical school yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 5:42 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lingering doubts over Gov. Ralph Northam's political future after the publication of a racist yearbook photo could propel an African-American political newcomer into the governor's mansion. If Northam stepped down, Justin Fairfax would be the second African-American...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 5:43 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and racist photo in medical school yearbook (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, is clinging to office amid rising calls from within his own party to resign over a photo of someone in blackface in...
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January 29, 2019 - 11:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is shrugging off criticism from Catholic leaders over his support of a new state abortion law. Speaking on public radio Tuesday, Cuomo said he is duty bound to separate his religious views from his work as governor. Catholic bishops in Knoxville,...
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