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2005-11-08 21:25:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine was elected governor of Virginia on Tuesday after a tight battle with Republican Jerry Kilgore in a race widely regarded as a barometer of the public's mood ahead of the 2006 congressional elections. Kaine's victory, reported by television networks, was a setback for President George W. Bush who made a last-minute appearance for Kilgore, a former Virginia attorney general, despite his own political setbacks and declining popularity. The loss...

2005-11-07 21:02:46

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - President George W. Bush took a detour to Virginia on his way back from Latin America on Monday to try to give Republican Jerry Kilgore an election-eve boost in his deadlocked race for governor. Despite his own political woes and declining popularity, Bush hoped to rally Republicans to vote on Tuesday in a contest that polls show is too close to call and in which turnout could be crucial for Kilgore and his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine. "We're...

2005-10-21 13:40:11

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent LEESBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - In a close Virginia governor's race marked by a bitter fight over the death penalty, the biggest name is not on the ballot -- popular incumbent and potential Democratic presidential contender Mark Warner. With Warner barred by state law from seeking a second term, Democratic Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine and Republican former state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore are battling to succeed him in a race that polls show is...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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