• Cantor’s loss a blow to state GOP fundraising

    ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in a GOP primary contest last month. Cantor’s campaign account and the Cantor-controlled 7th District Republican Committee have given more than $700,000 directly to…

  • Ed Gillespie wins Va. GOP Senate nomination

    ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Former presidential adviser and lobbyist Ed Gillespie has won the Republican nomination at the state party convention and will face Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in the general election in November. Gillespie won the nod Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention in Roanoke to challenge Warner, a former…

  • Paul Ryan praises Ed Gillespie ahead of convention

    ALAN SUDERMAN ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan says U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie is a committed conservative. The congressman from Wisconsin and Mitt Romney’s former running mate in 2012 spoke at a Virginia Republican Party fundraiser and dinner Friday at the Hotel Roanoke. Thousands of Republican delegates are expected to…

  • Close Southern showing will affect GOP nomination

    John Harwood, chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC