Skip to comments.Cuccinelli’s schedule packed, McAuliffe’s light in closing days of Va. governor’s race
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 cant afford much of an advertising presence on the airwaves, so hes 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.
McAuliffes 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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Democrats do not need to campaign, they have the media
Praying folks in VA...coal country...are fed up with the Dim lies and GOTV for Cuccenelli!!
“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!
Same as between Romney and Obama. Obama drew crowds of hundreds. Romney tens of thou
I may be wrong but here in fairfax it’s like ‘what election?’ My bet is loos turnout in NVa...... Very bad for Terri
They have the media.
And preloaded voting machines.
McAwful has to hide!
The Marxist’s approval rating and obamacare are tanking!!!
BTTT! Mark Levin will be campaigning for Ken on Saturday at the Leesburg office.
Unfortunate positioning. It looks like he’s wearing a tiara.
Not to me.
Baraq & Biden heading in to campaign Sun & Mon.
With any luck they will be the death star for McAwful!
Too little too late. Where has Cuccinelli been?
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.
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!!!
Just ahead of Election Day, Terry McAuliffe is playing a new game: Where’s Waldo?
“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.
“Tell Mommy I said hi, and give her this bumpersticker.”
“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!
I'd hit him!
Not too often the freeper-ettes get thrown a bone on these pages, eh, ladies?
LOL! I noticed that too!
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...
Three states forced wholesale insurance cancellations because of ObamaCare (VA, KY, ID)
Eye-candy just in time for Halloween!
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.
Coming from behind... thanks Maelstorm.
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.
Move over, Leni. He’s mine. Wait, what? lol
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?
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.
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.
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:
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.
But who won in the end?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even if Cuccinelli were poised to win, the results would be stolen from him, a la Franken in MN.
And dont you red staters in Texas go tsk tsk and think its a shame that it happened to them because your day is coming.
Sorry VA had to take on the disease. I’m praying for Ken every 20 minutes.
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...
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”.
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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.
“VA 2013 is the TX of 2020”.
Good analysis Theo.
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!!