It has not. Reread the article. Cuccinelli needed a better campaign than Romney.
Here in Northern Virginia, Cuccinelli was almost invisible on mass media because he was swamped 5:1 or more by Democrat advertising.
Also we are normally solicited by mail and telephone to contribute to the (R) candidates - if that occurred in this election I didn't see it.
Without money, it's next to impossible to win any statewide election in VA.
What you are saying might make sense if Romney had actually won in Virginia. Too bad he didn't though.