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Cuccinelli’s schedule packed, McAuliffe’s light in closing days of Va. governor’s race
http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | By Ben Pershing

Posted on 10/31/2013 2:43:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Ken Cuccinelli II is planning a frenetic schedule with a handful of big-name Republican surrogates as the race for Virginia governor draws to a close. Terry McAuliffe, by contrast, is spending somewhat less time in the public eye aside from a pair of high-profile events.

The differing strategies illustrate the pecking order as the hard-fought contest nears its end. Cuccinelli (R) is consistently trailing in the polls and can’t afford much of an advertising presence on the airwaves, so he’s counting on word-of-mouth and media coverage from live appearances to stay afloat.

McAuliffe (D) is nursing a lead and has the cash to keep up a steady drumbeat of ads, giving him little incentive to expose himself to the press more than necessary.

Cuccinelli is planning to do multiple daily events around the state from Friday through Tuesday. His itinerary includes events Saturday in Spotsylvania and Prince William counties with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and appearances in Warrenton and Culpeper Monday with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). And former representative Ron Paul (R-Tex.) will join Cuccinelli in Richmond on Monday evening.

McAuliffe’s campaign has said that he will appear at a rally with President Obama on Sunday afternoon at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, and he will join forces with Vice President Biden on Monday morning in Annandale to kick off a day of canvassing.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: clinton; cuccinelli; florida; kencuccinelli; marcorubio; mcaullife; obama; scottwalker; terrymcauliffe; virginia; wisconsin
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McAuliffe is in hiding from the media. We are seeing excellent momentum. Just in one day yesterday the Cuccinelli campaign received over 132k in individual donations. We can win this. What is needed is anyone who has a platform to do so to write pieces that will rally conservatives to the polls and attack McAuliffes lies but the biggest thing we need is volunteers whether it be to make calls at a campaign office, go door to door in GOTV, or working at the polls on election day. Also any donations would be welcome. This election is going to be about turnout. Don't be an arm chair patriot help lead the charge to defeat McAuliffe and the Obama Clinton machine!
http://act.cuccinelli.com/volunteer

Volunteer for Ken - for Governor


1 posted on 10/31/2013 2:43:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Democrats do not need to campaign, they have the media


2 posted on 10/31/2013 2:49:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
And, the Unions and illegals.

Praying folks in VA...coal country...are fed up with the Dim lies and GOTV for Cuccenelli!!

3 posted on 10/31/2013 2:52:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Maelstorm

“McAuliffe is in hiding from the media. “

Hiding from the voters too.

Not so much we can do from afar,

but another donation bump

FR is working

GO GO GO!


4 posted on 10/31/2013 2:53:05 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH (wE)
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To: Maelstorm

Same as between Romney and Obama. Obama drew crowds of hundreds. Romney tens of thou


5 posted on 10/31/2013 3:00:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Maelstorm

I may be wrong but here in fairfax it’s like ‘what election?’ My bet is loos turnout in NVa...... Very bad for Terri


6 posted on 10/31/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: GeronL

They have the media.

And preloaded voting machines.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 3:02:49 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Maelstorm

McAwful has to hide!

The Marxist’s approval rating and obamacare are tanking!!!


8 posted on 10/31/2013 3:05:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


9 posted on 10/31/2013 3:06:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Maelstorm

BTTT! Mark Levin will be campaigning for Ken on Saturday at the Leesburg office.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 3:07:20 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: onyx

Unfortunate positioning. It looks like he’s wearing a tiara.


11 posted on 10/31/2013 3:08:41 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Not to me.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Maelstorm

Baraq & Biden heading in to campaign Sun & Mon.
With any luck they will be the death star for McAwful!


13 posted on 10/31/2013 3:23:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: HokieMom

Too little too late. Where has Cuccinelli been?

TC


14 posted on 10/31/2013 3:25:18 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Maelstorm

man I would cry with happiness if Cuccinelli pulled off the ultimate tortoise and hare comeback here. McAuliffe is the quintessential hare napping under a tree while Cuccinelli is the tortoise plodding ahead while fighting off the pack of jaguars and eagles that is the MSM looking slaughter and eat him for lunch. I guess prayers up that we get a perfect fable ending here.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 3:26:06 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck
He's been campaigning all over the Commonwealth. Do you follow him on either facebook or twitter? That's how I know what he's doing. Very helpful.
16 posted on 10/31/2013 3:29:10 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

Obama can only fill a high school these days....maybe!!! Biden gets about 200 folks to turn out...he is so useless!!! Clinton will go through the motions...he has to be careful... If MacAuliife loses.......Hillary is really set back. If KC wins Obama’s POTUS is over!!!

Virginians..don’t throw away your vote on a third party candidate. You are only helping MacAuliffie to victory!!! Now.....get your butts in gear and get and vote for KC and get all your family, friends, neighbors, kindred spirits, etc. to do exactly the same. KC can win this election, if only you will turn out!!!

Virginia....the future of these United States of America is in your hands. This election of yours is a critical path item on the way to regaining the freedom, liberty and opportunity in our country!!! Your vote for KC will go a long way to making our country great, once again!!!


17 posted on 10/31/2013 3:29:55 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Maelstorm

Just ahead of Election Day, Terry McAuliffe is playing a new game: Where’s Waldo?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/oct/31/just-ahead-election-day-terry-mcauliffe-playing-ne/


18 posted on 10/31/2013 3:30:23 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

“Where has Cuccinelli been?”

That was my thinking too, but this insurance thing is pretty huge. I’m on candy duty tonight (my little girl is dressed as a FedEx box!) and just saw neighbor on the left. He has (had) CareFirst too, and also got the letter. I’ve never met the wife but he says she was flipping out.


19 posted on 10/31/2013 3:39:12 PM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: ToastedHead

Lol...

“Tell Mommy I said hi, and give her this bumpersticker.”


20 posted on 10/31/2013 3:43:13 PM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“Virginia....the future of these United States of America is in your hands.”

I agree, this is no time for a “principled” vote for an Independant. That battle is for the primaries. In the general election, a third party vote is a vote for the . . . enemy.

GO VA GO!


21 posted on 10/31/2013 3:46:18 PM PDT by AMDG&BVMH (wE)
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To: onyx; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47; Lazamataz; oswegodeee; seenenuf; hoosiermama; ...
Oooooeewwwweee.....he's hot!

I'd hit him!

Not too often the freeper-ettes get thrown a bone on these pages, eh, ladies?

LOL!

Leni

22 posted on 10/31/2013 3:56:11 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Fresh Wind

LOL! I noticed that too!


23 posted on 10/31/2013 3:58:10 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: GeronL

A lot of conservative Pollyannas don’t get it. The rat base isn’t fired up. They’re not putting signs in the yard. They’re not going to rallies and knocking on doors. Cuccinelli has way more excitement and enthusiam...just like Romney, but when it comes time to count the votes the free stuff army will have out voted us. They don’t care about much, they don’t get excited, they don’t understand the issues or the breaking news, but they will vote or someone will vote for them. VA is blue. God bless you if you live there. There are lots of great conservative parts of VA but the demographics are against you. And don’t you red staters in Texas go “tsk tsk” and think it’s a shame that it happened to “them” because your day is coming. Texas has another red decade at best and then it’s over. If the amnesty passes it will all go much sooner. Only a handful of really red states will survive the demographic disaster. The only thing that will stop the shift is if the collapse comes first. I wish, wish, wish with all my heart this wasn’t the way it is but...


24 posted on 10/31/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Maelstorm
Hopefully somehow, Cuccinellie can make hay with this!

Three states forced wholesale insurance cancellations because of ObamaCare (VA, KY, ID)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3086075/posts

25 posted on 10/31/2013 4:58:20 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: MinuteGal

He’s adorable!

Eye-candy just in time for Halloween!

Ooooooeeeeee!!!!

;-)


26 posted on 10/31/2013 5:08:28 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americad)
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To: freedom462

All I know is this race is tightening. Even the polling is reflecting this trend. The biggest question is turnout. If you figure typical off year election turnout Cuccinelli & McAuliffe are tied even with Sarvis in the race. Sarvis appear to be getting only 3% of the vote in early vote so that suggests he’s going to be a much smaller factor on election day and every poll shows his voters are the weakest supporters. Every poll also shows a majority of Cuccinelli’s voters are clearly voting for him while a whopping 40% of McAuliffe’s voters are simply voting against Cuccinelli. This could be a big problem for McAuliffe on election day because in highly negative races many times these types of voters simply don’t vote. The latest polls are also showing McAuliffe’s negatives spiking. Ken tried to run a positive campaign but McAuliffe decided from the beginning to run full force negative just as Obama did against Romney. The key is getting people to the polls. If you live in VA or near Virginia stop by a campaign office and make some phone bank calls.


27 posted on 10/31/2013 5:12:19 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Coming from behind... thanks Maelstorm.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 6:20:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

Thanks!


29 posted on 10/31/2013 6:54:17 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: HokieMom

Excellent. Mark is the one host I see out there working for our candidates even when they are outside VA. Levin is the real deal. Some of the others I have to wonder.


30 posted on 10/31/2013 6:55:22 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: MinuteGal

Move over, Leni. He’s mine. Wait, what? lol


31 posted on 11/01/2013 11:02:32 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Maelstorm

Levin is the ONLY core Constitutional, Reagan Conservative talk show host. and unlike the others, he isn’t afraid to stand up and fight, no matter what anyone else thinks of him.
I’m listening to Rush right now. Excuse me, El Rushbo, but an hour into your program and I must’ve missed your shout out for Ken?...crickets. What’s that? Oh good. you are going to devote the last hour of Open Line Friday to talking about Cooch. Wait..what?


32 posted on 11/01/2013 11:06:09 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Mountain Mary

I agree entirely. He is the only one out there sticking his neck out. Rush did do a piece on Cuccinelli a week or so ago but right now this Virginia race should be front and center for all conservative GOP media. They should be lifting up Cuccinelli and reminding people how horrible McAuliffe really is.


33 posted on 11/01/2013 11:23:46 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

Terry should hide. All he can do is screw it up. He has the precinct captains paid up in Richmond and Norfolk. This election is a lock for him.


34 posted on 11/01/2013 11:24:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

He is losing this election already. We have the momentum closing this race out. Obama & Biden is going to kill McAuliffe. Terry is leading in only three congressional districts.

This poll was just released:
http://emersoncollegepollingsociety.com/VA_PRESS_RELEASE_11_1.pdf


35 posted on 11/01/2013 11:40:02 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

You could see 90+% turnout in “urban” areas for TM. There would have to be a strong turnout for KC in the west for him to win.
The Democrats have this game down pat now. The reason for the 10+% lead last week was to make a possible landslide more palatable.


36 posted on 11/01/2013 11:57:10 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: stanne
Obama drew crowds of hundreds. Romney tens of thou

But who won in the end?

37 posted on 11/01/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: AppyPappy

We are NOT going to see 90% turnout for McAuliffe. He tried to turn out voters in 2009 and failed horribly. He’s not Obama and even those working for him and voting for him admit he is a corrupt jerk. I’ve not met one voter who loves Terry McAuliffe. Black voters are not going to turnout for him nor are young voters. The truth is the voters who are going to turnout as a largest percentage are older more Republican voters and the Tea Party is going to turnout big regardless.


38 posted on 11/01/2013 12:02:12 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

You watch. Urban precincts will go that high.
I don’t think you know how the system works. People don’t have to come to the polls in urban areas. The votes just show up.
Next week after the election, go look at precincts where KC only gets 1% of the vote and look at the turnout numbers.


39 posted on 11/01/2013 12:06:58 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: DoodleDawg

Exacalacaly


40 posted on 11/01/2013 12:21:11 PM PDT by stanne
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To: azcap

You are absolutely right about the demographic shift. And I think this awful Wendy D. will run much better in TX than most Republicans seem to think.


41 posted on 11/01/2013 3:05:34 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Rush probably won’t zero in on one state because his listeners know nothing about the VA election and would be confused if the race were presented in detail.


42 posted on 11/01/2013 3:09:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: azcap

TX has fought off the liberal onslaught from the central cities and the Rio Grande Valley from heavily united rural and small-town voters, but they will soon be outnumbered. VA 2013 is the TX of 2020.


43 posted on 11/01/2013 3:11:12 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Maelstorm

Levin’s program is more interesting than Rush’s, but I have not been listening to Levin for that many months. He has awful repetitive commercials; well both do.

Levin was burned badly when he endorsed Orrin G. Hatch.


44 posted on 11/01/2013 3:13:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: azcap

Even if Cuccinelli were poised to win, the results would be stolen from him, a la Franken in MN.


45 posted on 11/01/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: azcap

And don’t you red staters in Texas go “tsk tsk” and think it’s a shame that it happened to “them” because your day is coming.


Uh... we were stuck in Austin with McAss for ten years, he left when he saw the bright, blood-red handwriting on the wall.

Sorry VA had to take on the disease. I’m praying for Ken every 20 minutes.


46 posted on 11/01/2013 3:24:44 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Theodore R.

Rush listeners are more savvy than the average “low information” listener.
If it gained Cooch even one vote, then he should talk about the race.
Levin should be on fire tonight. He’s been endorsing Ken non-stop. They are personal friends...


47 posted on 11/01/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Theodore R.

If you stream Levin, you can avoid most of the commercials and his site is free
if you stream Rush, you get his satirical
bits which are often hilarious.,,,ie “the Spatula store”.
PM me if you want to know how to sign up.

I don’t think his endorsement of Hatch hurt him. He’s made up for it by boldly endorsing Conservatives most of the time.
At least he takes a stand, unlike his buddy Hannity who is too scared of losing his job at Fox.


48 posted on 11/01/2013 6:31:44 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Theodore R.

“VA 2013 is the TX of 2020”.

Good analysis Theo.


49 posted on 11/01/2013 6:33:40 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: MinuteGal; Gopher; MAKnight; crobnson; Romanov; jneesy; AfghanJohn; Bulldog1967; ...

He’s cute, hot and smart! Just like all my nephews and great nephews....since no babes of my own! :)

Doing a Virginia ping here in hopes ALL Virginia Freepers help Ken pull off a big win! Donate if you can, make calls if you can, put signs in yards, whatever you can do! Just remember every little bit helps!!


50 posted on 11/01/2013 7:41:16 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I still want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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