Skip to comments.Trailing McAuliffe, Cuccinelli changes staff, focus (Virginia)
Posted on 09/15/2013 3:19:10 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
Some senior staff members working to get Ken Cuccinelli elected governor have had their roles redefined in a move that insiders say was made to reinvigorate the Republican's campaign.
The announcement at a Monday meeting in the campaign's Springfield headquarters came as Cuccinelli tries to reframe his race with Democrat Terry McAuliffe. It was also made as anxious supporters and donors take note of recent polls showing Cuccinelli trailing.
Staff members were shown an organizational chart clarifying the duties of campaign manager Dave Rexrode, senior adviser Chris LaCivita and deputy campaign manager Meredith Wall in the run-up to the Nov. 5 election, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
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A dead dog on the side of the road should be able to beat Terry the Terrible.
Agreed. The Cuccinelli campaign needs to be hitting the McAuliffe/gun control stuff extremely hard.
If McAuliffe wins, I will really have to wonder about the people of Virginia.
thanks Timber Rattler. From the look, he never takes a good picture. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the Demwit shills in the media.
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What, has Cucc hired Romney’s staff? There is no excuse for losing to this bum. Look at what the winning Colorado campaigns did. Outspent, they showed no fear, and campaigned with abandon. Bob
If Cuccinelli has a campaign staff that is advising him to “moderate”, a la the failed strategery of the scumbag GOPe, then he is dead in the water.
Please... Those simpletons helped elect and re-elect the African communist p.o.s. Ubama.
I understand, but I’d bet a lot of Virginians stayed home in 2012.
Mcauliffe is just another scum, corrupt (Global Crossing), PROVEN thief of the Elite Democrat machine, but yet he's the front-runner.
I am not overly-thrilled with Big Government Cucinelli, either, but obviously in THIS particular race, he's the lesser of two evils.
Unless State-Run-Media is eliminated, which is impossible, since the Agenda is controlled by the Machine's FCC and other regulatory bodies, taxpayers will continue to be forced to funnel money to the Machine's minions in Power, and it can't be changed. Just as NPR and PBS are run by controlling the funding, there are FEW outlets for accurate reporting without spin. That's why the closest we've got to TRUTH in reporting comes from OUTSIDE the USA.
<><> FR POSTED September 13, 2013 6:38:28 AM by markomalley
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe made a campaign promise yesterday to exempt existing abortion clinics from having to comply with state health and safety standards. Recently, a number of clinics in the state were closed after they failed to live up to state standards.
Last year, according to Women Speak Out, more than 80 violations were discovered inside Virginia abortion facilities. But that doesn't seem to stop McAuliffe from defending them. This clearly shows his concern is for the well being of the abortion industry and not women.
Here's what he said: "I can do what I talked about, issue a guidance opinion by March to keep the remaining health centers open. I can do that myself as Governor. That's why I said I'll do that by March to keep the remaining, uh, Norfolk is closed. Fairfax is closed, or closing, so there will be 18 left. Only one of those 18 actually meet the, the requirements so they'll all close if I don't do that. But I will issue what's called a guidance opinion by mid-March which will say that these regulations, I have, the General Assembly wasn't definitive with the Board of Health as to the rules, I can give a guidance opinion to the Board of Health to grandfather in those remaining clinics to keep them open. That's why this election is so important, and I will do that."
8/2/13--WASH/TIMES---SEC investigating company co-founded by Terry McAuliffe / By David Sherfinski
The SEC is investigating the green car company founded by Va gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe over concerns that it allegedly guaranteed returns for its investors.The SEC has subpoenaed bank records of GreenTechs funding arm, the McLean-based financing company Gulf Coast Funds Management, LLC.
Documents attached to a July 31 letter from Sen. Charles E. Grassley also raise more questions on the extent of the interaction between officials at the two companies and Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in DHS.
DHS is investigating whether Mr. Mayorkas assisted in approving an investor visa application submitted by Gulf Coast, even after the application was denied and an appeal was rejected.
Mr. Mayorkas, Obamas pick to be the next No. 2 at DHS, testified last week that the extent of his interaction with Mr. McAuliffe was one meeting in which he heard his complaints about investor visas being held up.
Mr. Grassley said it went further than that.Contrary to the impression left by your answer, documents indicate that both before and after that meeting, you actually engaged in nearly a dozen contacts with Gulf Coast Funds Management between 2010 and 2013, including direct communications with Gulf Coasts attorneys, the Iowa Republican wrote to Mr. Mayorkas. That one meeting with Mr. McAuliffe was clearly not the extent of your interaction on that matter.
Officials at the two companies and did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. A spokesman for the McAuliffe campaign noted that Mr. McAuliffe left GreenTech in 2012 and that he has no knowledge of any investigation. News of the SEC investigation was first reported Friday by The Wash/Post.
The documents include forwarded e-mails from Mr. McAuliffe to Douglas Smith, an official in DHSs office of the Private Sector, that were forwarded to Mr. Mayorkas and an e-mail from Mr. Mayorkas himself saying that face-to-face meetings for particular cases are not appropriate.As the Director of this Agency, I do not adjudicate cases and am not the proper audience for a telephone call or a meeting about a particular case, he wrote to Gulf Coasts general counsel earlier this year. I will forward your e-mail to the appropriate individual in the Agency.
USCIS handles cases involved in the EB-5 program, where foreign investors put up between $500,000 and $1 million for American companies in exchange for legal status.
Govt attorneys wrote that such a meeting would violate the Administrative Procedures Act. I think it also raises an impartiality issue if we entertain pre-decisional meetings of this sort with particular applicants and petitioners, USCISs Ethics Officer wrote. It is not a concern to have meetings with particular industries, trade groups, bar associations, etc., on systemic issues that are not case specific, so long as we are willing to meet with all.
Gulf Coast is run by Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secy of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and is the finance arm of GreenTech Automotive Inc. Mr. McAuliffe founded GreenTech in 2009 and quietly stepped down as chairman in Dec a fact only revealed in April in response to an inquiry from a Politico reporter.
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<><> Wall to wall coverage about an $18K gift to Cuccinelli, but this corrupt scumbag carpetbagger McAuful has skimmed tens of millions of dollars from corrupt deal after corrupt deal (Global Crossing is just the start) and not a peep from the press.
the gop has to run conservative candidates distinguish themselves if they expect to win ... but that's the rub ... do they really want to or expect to win?
Now hear this...
The MSM, agent of the Democrats, looks like it is pursuing a full court press on nothing issues to distract and to burn up resources.
On the other hand there seems to be little about McAuliffe's ties and support of the culture of death via Obamacare death panels, abortion, destruction of the institution of marriage and the family, the lending a blind eye to the killing of Christians in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, support to al Qaeda.
Why is Cuccinelli on the defensive for nothing issues, and McAuliffe on the defensive about nothing? McAuliffe is part and parcel of the most vile administration this country has ever had!
Culture of Death
Abuse of power in IRS, NSA, EPA
Gross fiscal irresponsibility
Increases in taxes and spending
McAuliffe's shady business credentials
Irresponsible approach to Immigration reform
Propensity to continue re-use of failed policies across the board
What is going on with the Cuccinelli campaign? Democrats have done nothing good for Virginia! The low information voters need some education if that is possible.
Losing this would be freakin’ terrible. McAuliffe is one of the worst candidates for any office since Anthony Weiner. If this race goes south, the GOP is finished in Virginia.
The only good thing about the Cuccinelli campaign at this point is that he can’t try to sit on a lead as Thomas Dewey did in 1948.
Well, I had thought Cuccinelli was a true conservative, but is that incorrect?
Cuccinelli has run a weak, timid, defensive campaign.
He has avoided any hot-button issues and instead talked about education, mental health and violence against women.
And he kept working as Attorney General, so he can only campaign in the evenings and on weekends.
A crappy, awful, ineffective campaign.
Cuccinelli has a campaign? If Cuccinelli is campaigning, exactly where? This is the deadest election I have ever seen.
Suggestions for the new crew: advertising in print, radio, TV, internet, tweets; direct mail; public appearances and speeches; get supporters to write letters to the editor of local papers; use current office to get free press. Any or all of the above are traditional. The candidate with 11% turnout of his base can win this one.
Why aren’t they beating McAuliffe to death with is under the table money making scams and land deals where he bilked the unions out of millions?
Not sure what happened to Cuccinelli here in Virginia. He use to be very popular but he has been way too quiet lately. Almost like he had been gagged.
Well, we didn’t stay home, and not all Virginians are simpletons. We’re in the central part of the state-—rural farm country-—which is solidly red. On election day, our polling place was crammed full of people excited to throw Obama out. But the beltway crowd in northern VA, the blacks in Hampton Roads, and the northern transplants all over the state were enough ruin things.
Romney’s campaign manager/Drudge BFF Matt Rhoades is doing opposition research for Cuccinelli. Another FAIL by Rhoades.
The GOP may already be finished here. There are too many liberal northerners flooding the state, bringing their leftwing virus with them. How can you fight that when the candidate himself doesn’t seem to want to fight?
The possibility that Terry McAuliffe could be the successor to Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson.....what a nightmare.
Northern Virginia is populated mostly by government employees or contractor transplants (mostly from the northeast) who have no real cultural or political connection with the rest of the Commonwealth. But because there are so many of them, they more than balance out the geographically larger red areas and dominate state-wide elections.
I don’t think I said that all Virginians are simpletons. If I implied that, I apologize. I guess Virginia is just not going to go red in national elections again?
The GOP has a 2 to 1 majority in the House of Delegates. Statewide, though, VA is decidedly purple due to Northern VA scum.
No, you didn’t say it. No need at all to apologize. I was referring to Lancey Howard’s post, and I replied to you because you had responded to him. Lancey didn’t call us all simple, either. Sorry for the misunderstanding. :)
Hope springs eternal, but I don’t like the way the trend is headed. If McAuliffe wins, it will take a lot for us to go back.
The price of gasoline, stopping the war on coal and oil and hydro and winning the war on terror by developing hydrocarbon resources here, including offshore Virginia. Dealing with all of these aggressively against a weak candidate weighed down in corrupt "green economy" boondoggles would seem to be the ticket I can help but we have not been active for a while and are in fact now election workers, But I personally have published enough on these things and am involved in going green with gasoline now. His staff is asleep at the wheel. Energy development equals jobs, duh!
You’re exactly right. The election result maps showed a red state with blue sections in the north and on the eastern coast, yet they were enough to dominate and win.
Thank you. No I didn't mean to call ALL Virginians simpletons any more than I would call all Pennsylvanians (like myself!) simpletons because Pennsylvania voted for the African communist p.o.s. Sorry if it sounded that way.
Does no one actually stop to think anymore, or has it come to the point that people just accept whatever they see in campaign attack ads? (rhetorical question).
It’s is nauseating to see the home of Thomas Jefferson on the verge of electing scum like McAuliffe. Considering the state has gone for Obama twice, and has two liberal Senators, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, but McAuliffe is such a slime that it still stuns.
Thanks to liberals moving in from other states, and a growing immigrant presence, Virginia seems on the verge of being lost. It’s sad but probably true that statewide Virginia is probably closer to being a blue state than a purple one. Demographics is destiny.
I know you didn’t mean it that way. I was a bit too defensive and I jumped too quickly....my apologies.
It’s like when the Massholes turned off the turnpike into New Hampshire! These people are cancer
The VA voting direction is not hard to understand: liberals in Northeast VA and blacks all over VA outnumber the numerous, but not numerous enough, conservatives throughout the state. And it matters little that the Democrap candidate is inferior, as 2012 proved.
His campaign lacks money.Lack of money has created a reverse band wagon effect. Lack of enough money attracts even less money. In the mean time carpetbagger McAuliffe has saturated TV with extremely negative ads featuring a picture of Cuccinelli as a demon.
To me, the only issue is whether Cuccinelli is running as a conservative or not running as a conservative. If he’s running a poll-based instead of a principle-based race, then he’s toast. If he’s trying to nuance his campaign, then he’s hurting himself.
He needs massive victory in rural Virginia to offset the north. He’s not going to get it soft-selling anything.
He might as well go for broke.
Thank you, Mr. Bolling, for that unbiased opinion of the Cuccinelli campaign......
Absolutely agree. And he needs to do it now.
So many of them seem to go around in a permanent state of semi-hostility....just fuming. We don't want their damn liberal disease and liberal attitudes ruining our life down here. But it's happening.
Is this a November vote?
Yes, November 5th.
Campaign season is just now hitting. If he’s going to change, then this is a great time to start. There’s plenty of time.
Your post gives me hope. :)
If he starts blasting away as a conservative. As I understand it, he’s been holding back. It’s not that he’s been saying non-conservative things.
Is that right?
And he needs to start hitting now.
FWIW, we need a law that prevents an office holder from retaining his current office while he runs for a different office. I want my candidates in it to win or lose.
Yes, you are correct. His campaign so far has been timid and very restrained.
And I simply do not understand how he thinks he can get elected by campaigning part-time/after hours. It boggles the mind.