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STATE ELECTIONS

NARROWING FIELD COULD LEAVE STARK CHOICE IN VA. GOVERNOR’S RACE

By ERRIN HAINES AND LAURA VOZZELLA
Washington Post 11/29/2012

Virginia’s gubernatorial races traditionally have been genteel affairs, featuring polite candidates extolling centrist views. But Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s decision Wednesday not to seek the Republican nomination for governor sets up an uncharacteristically partisan contest in an increasingly independent state. Barring unforeseen opposition, Virginians will probably be left to decide next year between two outspoken candidates with national profiles: state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), a conservative firebrand, and businessman Terry McAuliffe, who headed the national Democratic Party in the 1990s.

VaNews Thursday, November 29, 2012

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