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A Hard Road for Cuccinelli The prospects for the gubernatorial candidate are dim, but not nil.
National Review Online ^ | November 1, 2013 | Betsy Woodruff

Posted on 11/01/2013 9:35:05 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative

Things could look brighter for Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general and Republican gubernatorial nominee. You don’t have to be Nate Silver to figure out that the last few months’ polls have largely been bad news for him, ranging from not-optimal (not trailing as badly as he had been!) to apocalyptic. But Virginia Republicans are holding out hope, and conversations with a range of the Commonwealth’s political insiders show a broad consensus about the AG’s prospects: His chances of victory, while bleak, aren’t nonexistent.

Here’s a potential path, as laid out by onlookers:

First, insiders who spoke with National Review Online concurred that a low turnout would be great news for the Republican candidate. “If turnout is under 40 percent and around 30 percent, then Cuccinelli could be the next governor,” says one Virginia GOP operative.

Another Republican insider says that the working theory has been that the lower the turnout, the better. Both campaigns have drawn criticism for running negative ads — most recently when the Roanoke Times refused to endorse anyone in the contest, saying the tone of the election had been one of “sordid filth” — but this kind of messiness could be a boon for Cooch, because negative campaigns typically result in lower voter turnout

Cuccinelli’s supporters are much more devoted than Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s, adds one Old Dominion operative. “That’s always been the theory of the case, even going back to March,” says the operative, “is that these voters are more motivated, they love Cuccinelli, they will vote for him come Hell or high water. Whereas McAuliffe voters are a mile wide and an inch deep.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; elections; mcauliffe; va; va2013
continued from above: "And Charles Judd, the chairman of the Virginia Board of Elections, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 27 that he expects turnout to be 30 percent or less because of “apparent voter apathy,” which means a real opening for Cuccinelli.

The disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act could also be a bonus for the Cuccinelli campaign."

I've been following this race from the "other Washington" and praying that Ken wins. It's encouraging that his #s are going up and McAwful's are going down (per the last poll). Prayers up and fingers crossed.

1 posted on 11/01/2013 9:35:05 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative
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To: Seattle Conservative

If Virginians do not want what we have in Maryland, they better show up and vote for Cucchinelli.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 9:40:27 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

It’s too bad Cuccinelli doesn’t have another month. That’s about when all this Obamacare crap is going to start hitting the fan. I’m hoping but only time will tell.

This should be a lesson for the Republicans not to delay any Obamacare mandates.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 9:40:43 AM PDT by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Send contributions Freepers!

info@conservativecampaign.org


4 posted on 11/01/2013 9:40:53 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Mountain Mary

I did, yesterday.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 9:47:40 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Venturer

If Virginians do not want what we have in Maryland

I live in Arnold Maryland which is outside of Annapolis. What do we have that Virginia doesn’t? We definitely have better roads and the schools are ranked number 1 in the country. We do have a jerk in the Governor’s Office right now but that can easily change.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 9:55:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator; Venturer
A Tale of Two States: Virgina v. Maryland (Lou Dobbs)

This is a year old but well worth watching.

7 posted on 11/01/2013 10:01:52 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Seattle Conservative
Perhaps Cuccinelli might draw on the principles outlined by perhaps Virginia's most famous advocate for liberty, Author of our Declaration of Independence and President of the U. S., Thomas Jefferson, in his 1801 Inaugural Address--wherein Jefferson laid out what might be considered to be "qualifications" for an American president or leader:
(Excerpt, "Our Ageless Constitution," p. xiv, reformatted)
"Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union and representative government. Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation;

- entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our own industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow-citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions and their sense of them;

= enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man;

- acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter

—with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people?

- Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.

- This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

"About to enter, fellow-citizens, on the exercise of duties which comprehend everything dear and valuable to you,

- it is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government, and consequently those which ought to shape its Administration. I will compress them within the narrowest compass they will bear, stating the general principle, but not all its limitations.

- Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political;

- peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none;

- the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against antirepublican tendencies;

- the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad;

- a jealous care of the right of election by the people—a mild and safe corrective of abuses which are lopped by the sword of revolution where peaceable remedies are unprovided;

- absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of republics, from which is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism;

- a well disciplined militia, our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them;

- the supremacy of the civil over the military authority; economy in the public expense, that labor may be lightly burthened;

- the honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith;

- encouragement of agriculture, and of commerce as its handmaid;

- the diffusion of information and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of the public reason;

- freedom of religion; freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected.

These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civic instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety."

Clearly, McAuliffe's ties to so-called "progressives" Bill and Hillary Clinton do not hold to such a "creed," and in future years, his devotion to the regressive policies of Obama and the Clintons are going to fall out of favor with most Americans, especially when they begin to see more of the coercive control of their paychecks, their freedom, and their medical care in the hands of inept and feckless "leaders" like the current Administration and its former Sec. of State.
8 posted on 11/01/2013 10:08:32 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Seattle Conservative

I thought recent polls were showing that Cuccinelli was close to catching up? This article is a big letdown. Sounds like we should prepare for a loss.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: tirednvirginia

this article must have been penned by Debbie Downer.

Stay positive and call all of your Va. friends... more effective than phoning or door to door.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Contact the campaign: FREEPERS: YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.
Tell Sarvis to get the h’ll off the ballot!

For media inquiries, contact John LaBeaume at jvlab@robertsarvis.com or (202) 352-8335.

To invite Robert Sarvis to speak to your group, to volunteer to help the campaign, or to help plan campaign events in your area, email info@robertsarvis.com

All other inquiries can be directed to:

Email:

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Snail Mail:

Sarvis for Governor 2013
P.O. Box 224
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11 posted on 11/01/2013 11:24:49 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Of course we also have “conservatives” like Jennifer Rubin writing obituaries for Ken.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 11:35:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: tirednvirginia

If obamatollah, Hell & Bill are campaigning for Terry the Rat, it must be tight.

Alas, the Rat’s voter fraud will swing the final results...


13 posted on 11/01/2013 11:43:49 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: napscoordinator

Rain Tax, Flush tax, Doubled registration fees , Same sex marriage, You know, Crap like that


14 posted on 11/01/2013 11:48:54 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: tirednvirginia
I thought recent polls were showing that Cuccinelli was close to catching up?

One did. Others did not. McAulliffe is in cruise mode so obviously his internals show him with a comfortable lead and all he wants to do now is not make a mistake. But off-year elections have had more than one surprise ending in the past and both candidates are depending on the 'hold your nose and vote for me' voters. It'll depend on who gets out the most.

15 posted on 11/01/2013 11:56:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Venturer

Rain Tax, Flush tax, Doubled registration fees , Same sex marriage, You know, Crap like that

I forgot about those. My property taxes are 7200 a year so I just close my eyes and write the check. I can say that property taxes are higher than many places. So is the state taxes out of our work checks. I completely forgot about same sex marriage. I have not heard anyone getting married in Arnold or even Annapolis. Maybe they are in Baltimore.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 12:44:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Venturer
Oh the one thing that I find hilarious is that they don't have an emissions test every year on automobiles and supposedly they are so environmentally friendly. Pennsylvania, (which I am from) which is way more for freedom has an emissions test every year on the cars. I always tell the liberals that Maryland causes more pollution then Pennsylvania and in fact causing pollution in Pennsylvania because of your nasty cars.....pisses them off big time. lol.
17 posted on 11/01/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

We do have emissions tests in Maryland. The only County that does not have emissions tests is St. Marys


18 posted on 11/01/2013 5:32:59 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: napscoordinator
I live in Arnold Maryland which is outside of Annapolis. What do we have that Virginia doesn’t?

Baltimore.

19 posted on 11/01/2013 5:41:12 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: napscoordinator

Only a fool would trade his freedom for smooth roads....


20 posted on 11/01/2013 5:42:24 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

That’s a very good article on our election!

Cooch has got the ‘MO” with 3 day to go.


21 posted on 11/01/2013 5:52:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: napscoordinator

“What do we have that Virginia doesn’t?”

I wish you had your retirees.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 5:55:51 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Seattle Conservative

BTTT


23 posted on 11/01/2013 5:58:07 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Mountain Mary

I have!! From TX!! C’mon, y’all....donate!

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/FkzOS94c/Ken-Cuccinelli-for-Governor/nav-bar


24 posted on 11/01/2013 5:58:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Good for you, Jane. God Bless you and the great state of Texas. I’m coming down in March to help Konni Burton win the State Senate seat. YAY!


25 posted on 11/01/2013 6:04:39 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,,)
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To: Mountain Mary

God bless you, Mary! We need all the help we can get in Windy the Witch’s old (Ft Worth area) district. I’m supporting Konni, too...from the southeast area of Texas. Keep me posted on your March plans, if you can.


26 posted on 11/02/2013 7:41:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Okay, Jane. Hopefully we can meet up in Tx. My daughter lives in Dallas.. I’ll need some direction from people like you..have done a lot of volunteer work/coordinating for campaigns and will do most anything. Nice to meet you!


27 posted on 11/02/2013 6:02:56 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Call all of your Va. contacts and remind them to vote for Cooch on Tuesday.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Same here ;-) Will do. Prayers continuing for Cuccenelli...it seems to be closer, as we get down to the wire!! Woo hoo!


28 posted on 11/02/2013 6:34:13 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

http://news.yahoo.com/virginia-race-seen-crucial-election-bellwether-021243256.html

Just read this depressing article, Jane. Either it’s the typical slanted MSM reporting or it’s true or both. Either way, it’s sad to know that corrupt McCauliffe can call in his chips and possibly steal this election.. not because of the content of his character his competence or his experience..but because of the the liberal cronies who “owe” him and are willing to fall on the sword for him. Can’t you just hear the whispers between McAwful and Der Sleek? “I’ll deliver Va. for you if you help drag Hill over the finish line in ‘16” Hurl.


29 posted on 11/03/2013 6:47:57 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Call all of your Va. contacts and remind them to vote for Cooch on Tuesday.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

The media lies.


30 posted on 11/03/2013 6:51:59 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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