The campaign once looked like the perfect test case for running conservative candidates in swing states. It’s not.
We’ll find out tonight. In New Jersey and Virginia, the GOP’s grand outreach experiment is put to the test.
“Ken Cuccinelli wants to make oral sex a felony. You can stop him,” the posters claimed. The Democratic Party of Virginia pulled the sexual-pun-filled posters after questions came from a local TV station.
New Purple Strategies poll shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli 43% to 38%. “With 19% undecided and nearly two months to go,
this race remains volatile,” the pollster says.
The Republican Governors Association goes on the air with a new ad about an SEC investigation into McAuliffe’s former company. But no word on his candidate’s ties to another controversy in Virginia.
“He wants the government on my back and my husband off it,” Joy Behar says. Cuccinelli is asking the Supreme Court to hear a case involving Virginia’s sodomy law.
“Of course, I’m talking about…the fly.”
He also ribbed on Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer.
“Why is Terry McAuliffe Playing Politics Instead of Protecting Our Children?” the Cucinelli for Governor campaign’s website asks. “Everyone supports strong laws to protect children,” McAuliffe’s spokesman counters. “Ken Cuccinelli … believes that being gay should result in criminal prosecution and jail time.”
The hit here is that Terry McAuliffe clapped. They don’t even mention coal and Tom Perriello’s name is spelled wrong.
Oil billionaire David Koch is raising cash for the Republican candidate for governor of Virginia next week. Setting “the tone for the 2014 election.”
E.W. Jackson is the Virginia GOP candidate for lieutenant governor and has a history of making controversial statements. “I’m not going to comment on him,” said Rep. Frank Wolf.
The then-state senator and now Republican candidate for governor of Virginia filmed the video talking to “Ron the Elephant” as part of a 2007 fundraising pitch. But the video was quickly pulled.
In 2006, Virginia State Sen. Cuccinelli argued that his constituents would feel a connection to the Beatles song because “they feel like all they ever get from Richmond is more taxes.”
Sodomy, zygotes, and welfare, oh my.
After a three-judge panel ruled against Virginia’s attorney general in a case in which the state’s sodomy law was used to prosecute a man, Cuccinelli asked the full appeals court to reconsider. They will not, and Cuccinelli’s office did not immediately respond to a request asking if they will seek Supreme Court review.
Weird thing to say, President Obama.
The conservative Virginia attorney general asked an appeals court to allow the state to use to the sodomy law to prosecute a man for soliciting a minor.
For Gov. Peter Shumlin, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, the fight for same-sex marriage all started in the Green Mountain State. A movement “hatched in Vermont.”
Gov. Peter Shumlin, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association, had choice words for his Republican colleagues.
The Republican candidate for governor in Virginia may have his eye on a bigger perch. KenCuccinelliForPresident.com has been registered by a consultant.