Skip to comments.Cuccinelli: 'We're Positioned to Shock the Political World'
Posted on 11/01/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT by Maelstorm
On a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, Republican Ken Cuccinelli said his campaign was closing aggressively and was "positioned to shock the political world" in Tuesday's Virginia election. Cuccinelli, who trails Democrat Terry McAuliffe in polling, said his campaign was beating their turnout and grass roots goals.
Cuccinelli stressed repeatedly that President Obama's decision to campaign on Sunday with McAuliffe was a "great opportunity" for the Republican's campaign. "[The Democrats] are having a rally to celebrate ObamaCare," Cuccinelli said. He noted that he was the "first person in the country" to fight ObamaCare, referencing the fact that he was the first to file a lawsuit challenging the health care law, and welcomed the introduction of the issue into the Governor's race.
He dismissed the possibility that Obama's appearance would energize Democrats to turn out for McAuliffe. He noted that McAuliffe has released very few specifics about his proposals, making it difficult to increase interest in the campaign. "Voters want to be for something," Cuccinelli said.
McAuliffe has maintained a steady lead in recent polling. The Democrat has been helped by a significant fundraising advantage. In recent weeks, McAuliffe has enjoyed a 3 or 4-1 advantage on the airwaves. In the closing days of the campaign, union and Democrat interest groups have poured additional resources into McAuliffe's campaign, but additional ad spending at this stage in the campaign delivers diminishing returns.
"We may be out raised," Cuccinelli said. "But, we won't be outworked."
Tuesday's election is expected to have a very low turnout, certainly much lower than the turnout in 2012. The electorate in odd-years tends to be older and more conservative than in presidential years, giving the Cuccinelli campaign hope of a strong finish.
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Hoping and praying he’s right!
If we win this race, that is the tone-setter heading into 2014. Virginia Freepers, roll! Sweep turd Terry out of the state!
McAwfull has about ten times the funds that Cuccinelli has—McA’s running TV ads up the kazoo.
Start the avalanche of contributions to Ken....he needs to run last minute-ads to get over the top.
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I really like this guy. I don’t live in his state but I think he’s great. He’s good looking, personable (trivial matters but important in our media driven society) and can promote conservative ideas in a way that doesn’t scare ignorant people.
Here’s hoping that he wins! Our best presidents have been governors.
You’re right about him, livius. He’s sincere and humble, as well. Stand him next to McAwful and the obvious character difference is like day and night. No thinking person could possibly vote for the crook.
GO GO GO!
Thanks for the update — have been wondering how it is going.
did make a small contrib and many prayers
GO GO GO!
yes, Liv. he IS good looking....yummy looking actually. :-)
I would normally say that McAullife is a slimy as the worst of the used car salesmen, but I see no need to insult these used car salement.
I’ll just say, McAullife is one of the slimiest politicians around and I did donate money and win or lose, it is money well spent to oppose the sleazebag.
The whole country will be watching this race.
This looks like a replay of the 1992 Presidential elections. The leading candidate only has support of 42% of the people. The Republican candidate is being hurt by some fringe candidate (like Ross Perot did in’92).
I hope the results aren’t the same as ‘92. I hope the supporters of the 3rd party candidate are proud of themselves...
On behalf of everyone who will be IN-directly affected by this vote, thank you for your efforts.
If Cuccinelli wins, it'll go in the memory hole in an instant.
Just like the Wisconsin situation and Governor Walker did.
Meanwhile, McAullife will retreat to Clinton-land to make more sleazy money and plot his next attempt.
I hope you live there and you can vote for him!
I thought he was pretty yummy, too...sort of a non-leftist, non-smarmy George Clooney.
Is Cuccinelli really just now introducing the Obamacare issue?
Levin was right yesterday when he said that people will still vote for McAuliffe even though they know he's no good, just to keep a Republican from getting a win.
Yet since Obama's little campaign stop, McAuliffe has lost his double-digit lead and is no longer a lock to win. Nothing would make me happier than for Obama to get his wish in making this race a referendum on ObamaCare and then seeing him lose. That is the headline I would like to see.
Hoping and praying hes right!
I do, and I will crawl over broken glass.
I’m surprised that Cuccinelli hasn’t been campaigning on Obamacare already. I’d think that would be a lightening rod issue especially if he was one of the first in the country to file legal action against it.
The “Cooch” is as you describe him but if you saw the anti-Cuchinelli ads you would see a weird-angled, posterized photo of him that looks nothing less than demonic.
Saw an article that McAwful was pretending Ken 25 to 1 on tv ads.
No complaints from the media about the influence of money on the race either.
Everywhere I travel through SW Virginia all I see is Cuccinell posters and none for that other want to be.
Well, remember how poor, inoffensive Bush was always depicted...it was pretty hard to make such a weak guy look like a monster, but they managed.
A bunch of thumbs up! This is a race I’ll be watching.
Latest polls show that race tightening to within 2 points.
I wonder whether they polled the zombie voters, too?
The Dems here in Virginia went to court to stop the voter lists from being purged of dead and ineligible voters. They lost.
During their testimony they basically admitted they would lose if the ineligible voters were not allowed to remain on the voting lists.
Well, that should guarantee Cuccinelli about 5% of the vote. :)
Have been in NoVA twice in the past week and you'd never know anyone was running against McAuliffe.
VA truly is divided against itself. It seems that if the entire state south of Fauquier and Stafford turns out and Richmond stays home, maybe KC can eke this out...?
Maybe Virginia should be split again?
MOST of them should. It seems almost all states have a situation where one or two small geographic (urban) centers dominate the political landscape. Something’s gotta give, somewhere. Sometime.
That’s what’s so overjoying about this. Ken knows what fraud is going on in VA - there’s been more attempts to fix fraud there than almost anywhere - and if he’s confident, it means his internals are looking good AND he senses there will be a successful check on fraud.
Great news all around! Lord keep him and finally destroy his satanic opponent, once and for all!
Pray for storms and cold in the northern part of the state?
Lonegan? Lonegan outperformed the polls. Unfortunately, he was too far behind. Not one poll showed Lonegan behnd by less than 10. Several polls show Cuccinelli behind by low single digits.
Send Ken some money today... They need money to put ads during football games this weekend to reach the crowds. Praying he wins !!!
McAwfull has about ten times the funds that Cuccinelli hasMcAs running TV ads up the kazoo.
Much like the NJ Senate race, the GOPe is AWOL
Va needs to defeat another carpet bagger from New York.
It isn’t really “funny” but as Virginia, becomes more blue, West Virginia is becoming more red at the same speed. I don’t know what this means but it means something.
I agree. I see what u see.
The RNC are hoarding their cash to use against Tea Party primary challengers to their RINO incumbents next year.
It means +8 net electoral votes for the progressives (WV=5; VA=13).
Good description liv...and here I thought you were a man!
But George is so leftist that I can’t tell if he’s good looking or not.
How ‘bout....another comparison? hmm... thinking.
The public education system has thinned the herd of thinking people to a frightening degree.
Last fall, even in the progressive stronghold of NOVA, I saw almost no Obama signs at all. Nonetheless, VA went blue. But IMO McAuliffe doesn't have the "gravitas" to pull off a big Dem turnout. I think Cooch squeaks through next week.
Actually I don't know whether to laugh or cry...