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Obama aide mounts surprise run for VA governor

Wed Jan 04 22:00:06 EST 2017 | WPLG Local 10
(CNN) - Tom Perriello, a former Virginia congressman and an ex-diplomat in the Obama administration, is set to shake up the Democratic primary in the highly anticipated 2017 Virginia gubernatorial race. A Democratic source with knowledge of Periello's plans confirmed them to CNN. A second senior Democratic source said Perriello has informed Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, up until now the only announced candidate, of his intention to run. The New York Times first reported Perriello's plans, and offi..

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Perriello was an unusual member of Congress in that his politics were significantly to the left of those in his rural district, but rather than tack to the center, he laid out wher..
Perriello is set to announce his plan to seek the Democratic nomination Thursday, according to the operatives, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized ..
Tom Perriello announced that he is running for governor of Virginia Thursday, giving Democrats a competitive primary between a progressive former congressman and the current l..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is reportedly making a surprise bid for the Virginia governor's office. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2hSI6Rt) reports that..
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CHARLOTTESVILLE — Making his surprise entry into the governor's race official, Democrat Tom Perriello said Thursday that he wants his party to have a healthy debate about the ..
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Secretary of State-elect Mac Warner says about one-third of the current office's staff will be let go after he takes office this month. The C..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is set to make a surprise entrance into the Virginia governor's race, according to two Democratic operatives with direct knowled..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello's run for governor:(all times local): 9:45 a.m. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is making a surprise bid for govern..
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe pledged Tuesday that he will veto “socially divisive” legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Pain-Capable Unborn Ch..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is reportedly making a surprise bid for the Virginia governor's office. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2hSI6Rt) reports that..
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When Barack Obama took office as the 44th president of the United States, PolitiFact created an unprecedented database of his 533 campaign promises. We've spent the past eight year..
As his presidential term comes to a close, ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos sits down with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office for a final interview to reflect on ..
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a "socially divisive" proposal hurts t..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a "socially divisive" proposal hurts t..
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said this week that he will veto a late-term abortion bill if it reaches his desk, claiming the measure would hurt businesses in the state. The Associ..
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New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse, left, joins House Speaker Shawn Jasper as he presides over the opening session in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 4..
New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse, left, joins House Speaker Shawn Jasper as he presides over the opening session in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 4..
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The national president of the NAACP and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee fo..