So, Virginia’s new commerce secretary Maurice Jones comes pre-‘under investigation’ed.
My first reaction? “Well, that was quick.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s commerce secretary Maurice Jones improperly lobbied Congress as a member of the Obama administration, according to an internal federal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. …Oh, wait, it happened last year. Apparently the guy thought that it was OK to use his position as a HUD deputy secretary to | Read More »
Terry McAuliffe allegedly sold ABC board seat to ‘Republican’ Boyd Marcus.
Before we go any further, though… the Washington Post may tell us the details: they may not display any moral indignation. The Washington Post endorsed that corrupt suckweasel Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia: the below is exactly the sort of thing that we all expected McAuliffe to do. Anybody who thought otherwise is a natural-born d*mned fool. Moving along: here is the timeline. Boyd | Read More »
The Republican Donors Went AWOL – And It Hurt Cuccinelli
After Ken Cuccinelli ended Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s aspirations to become Virginia’s next governor, he remained idle; refusing to endorse Cuccinelli when he officially clinched the Republican nomination for governor. As the race progressed, the Republican donor base in Virginia went AWOL. In the end, it contributed to Ken Cuccinelli’s sinking campaign. Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, wrote today that typically donors are aligned with the | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli Didn’t Lose Because He Was ‘Too Conservative’
Last night’s loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe was tough to swallow. The infinitely better man, Republican Ken Cuccinelli, lost by 54,946 votes. Yet, it wasn’t because he was “too conservative;” that’s the one thing I don’t want to hear concerning why he lost. Simply, Ken Cuccinelli ran a bad campaign. For one thing, he failed to fight hard for the issues that have worked in his | Read More »
Virginia no longer for lovers…of conservatives
The Hunger Games have been pushed too far outside of the Capitol City for the Old Dominion to maintain its former conservative ways. No one should be shocked that Democrats nominate and that eligible American voters elect liberal rogues, even in supposed red Southern states or the nation writ large. Given the successful election and re-election of a community organizer that uses the IRS to disorganize | Read More »
Erick Erickson on Virginia, Tea Party vs Establishment and 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Erick Erickson to discuss last night’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing Tea Party vs. GOP establishment battle at the ballot box and a preview of key races for 2014.Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli is a friend and I am sorry he lost. In 2009, the Republican National Committee spent $9 million to win Virginia by a big margin. For the past 48 hours, the party bosses have been screaming to everyone about how much money they poured in this time in Virginia. We’ve had a few diarists at RedState document it and suck it up as | Read More »
Can We Have A Rational Discussion About The Virginia Governor Race?
The Virginia Gubernatorial Race Proves the GOP is Suicidal If a national election were held in a test kitchen, it would resemble Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial election. The race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli is a rich stew of national personalities and issues, consumed by Virginia voters with “tastes” similar to voter groups nationwide. That’s why the media will see this off-year election | Read More »
Virginia, Vote TODAY for Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain. It’s important.
Today Virginia votes. Republicans, and in particular conservatives, come to this election after a difficult year to endure. The Governor depressed us, the Lieutenant Governor depressed us, the transportation deal depressed us, and of course DC establishment Republicans like Eric Cantor depressed us.
But today we face a clear, easy choice: Ken Cuccinelli or Terry McAuliffe. Easy call. We must make sure to vote today for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E. W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General. It’s important. Please vote.Read More »
Actually, The RNC Invested Heavily In Cuccinelli’s Campaign
The conservative and moderate wings of the Republican Party seemed poised for all-out war, but in Virginia; the RNC has actually tried to help Republican Ken Cuccinelli defeat sleaze bag Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial race. Virginia has been something of a working laboratory for the RNC in testing new models to win elections. If Cuccinelli loses tomorrow, it’s because he ran a soporific, if not abysmal, | Read More »
If Terry McAuliffe does win it’ll be because of Robert Sarvis splitting the vote
By this point, anything can happen this Tuesday. If Ken Cuccinelli wins that’s cause for celebration. If McAuliffe wins I won’t be surprised cause of that fraud Robert Sarvis on the ballot for no good reason. People will be somewhat depressed if the latter happens, but there is cause for hope. Republicans will maintain control of the House of Delegates all 100 seats of which | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli helpfully reminds Virginia that Barack Obama & Terry McAuliffe are allies. #obamacare.
This is, of course, a parody of Barack Obama’s actual remarks about Terry McAuliffe. You can tell because surely Barack Obama would not be stupid enough to praise Obamacare – and McAuliffe’s intention to actually drag the state further into its clutches – two days before the Virginia gubernatorial election. There are limits to idiocy. There have to be. Anyway, a taste:
Why Unions Are Pouring Money Into Virginia & Why You Should Care
Union bosses and other out-of-state liberals–from Hollywood to New York–are pouring millions into the Virginia governor’s race.
They are, without a doubt, hell-bent on defeating Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and putting long-time Democratic party boss and fund-raiser Terry McAuliffe into the governor’s seat.
More than that, however, the Left may be using the governor’s race to put the final nail in the coffin for Republicans in a state that has swung from reliably red to almost blue.Read More »
Cuccinelli Closing In on McAuliffe
I’ve been struggling to find good news in the Virginia Governor’s race and there is finally a bit. Cuccinelli has closed the gap with McAuliffe and is only 4 points behind now, even with the third party candidate at 9%. Hallelujah. Ken is a good friend and I’ve been both dearly worried about him and deeply disappointed in a bunch of Republicans who’ve decided to | Read More »