RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The recount in the attorney general's race is set to begin in mid-December. A judge says Fairfax County will kick off the recount Dec. 16 with other localities joining in over the next two days. Democrat Mark Herring has a 165-vote edge over Republican Mark Obenshain in the closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe says he is reaching out to former governors of both parties as he prepares to take office next month. McAuliffe says he has spoken to former Democratic governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and former Republican governor Jim Gilmore in recent days to pick their brains about the office.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Members of a joint legislative commission looking at possible Medicaid expansion in Virginia remain at odds over the issue. Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe is a supporter of expansion, saying it will allow Virginia to tap into federal money to provide health care for 400,000 Virginians.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Sarah Palin has promoted her new book and complained about what she called a "war on Christmas" in an appearance at Liberty University. The 2008 vice presidential candidate told students at the Christian university that "revisionists" are trying to turn the Christmas season into a "winter solstice season," drawing loud applause.
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