Skip to comments.Ken Cuccinelli is closing in! [Fundraising email? Is it for real?!]
Posted on 10/23/2013 6:41:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Tea Party hero Ken Cuccinelli is now statistically tied in his race to be Virginia's governor.
Ken has closed the gap, but money is pouring into his liberal opponent's campaign, and the leftists are carpet bombing Virginia's voters with anti-conservative attack ads!
Please make an urgent contribution of $25, $30, $50, $100, $250, or more to help elect Ken Cuccinelli.
This is the very most important race in the nation this year. And Ken Cuccinelli was the very first state attorney general to file suit against Obamacare.
That's why BAMPAC is going "all in" for Ken.
You see, Barack Obama wants to defeat Ken Cuccinelli really, really badly. So he is backing former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe very heavily against this Tea Party hero.
Obama wants revenge on Cuccinelli because he led the legal movement to overturn Obamacare.
I remember hearing Lonegan in Jersey was closing in...
Can anyone tell me what poll(s) these folks are referring to? Or is this just another plea for cash?
they need money because I saw five democrat attack ads this morning in one hour and no Cuch ads.
The Rasmussen poll was likely a reflection of post shutdown Virginia sentiment. There may be an Obamacare website bump in the opposite direction now.
Cuccinelli down by 10 points. Whether or not he’s closing that gap is left to be seen.
They are referring to lawful elections.
Ann Coulter was right about one thing last week. She said Democrats do not lose close elections.
Anyone who dreams that McAuliffe will lose a close election would believe something as ridiculous as BO Care collapsing and republicans, having sat by, shutting up, as they advised Sen Cruz to do, coming out as champions in such a scenario, winning all elections in the future and saving the day with their wimpy selves.
A complete and utter fantasy based on dreams that moderation wins against these democrats.
It is a dream.
Cucinelli had an example of how it is done, as did everyone in the country.
Woe to those who ignore the call that moderation in this climate has not been winning at least ever since Reagan proved the case.
Marsha Coakley was up 10+ points over Scott Brown in MA too...look how that election turned out!!...(granted it went to shit AFTER the election, but it was at least heartening to see the libs in MA vote for a ‘Republican’)
This will be a close race, closer than any of the polls are indicating. The key here is turnout, and I’m not convinced that McAuliffe is going to get enough of the young, hip crowd out to vote as Obama did in 2012.
Tmac +7, as it has been for over 8 weeks.
Believe me, the Rasmussen poll scared the hell out of me yesterday but it ain’t over till it’s over. Bloomberg is sticking his nose in this race, the 2A can be motivated. Surprisingly we have an opportunity with men, I hate to say it but forget the women at this point. Any woman that believes this BC and “war on women” bull shit is not going to change their minds in the next 2 weeks.
Please contribute to our guy, please help us out in the last 2 weeks. Don’t let them have Virginia!
I suspect the Rasmussen poll was cooked to make it seem that Ken was too far away in order to dry up his money.
Is former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe a Red Ink Democrat politician?
If so, then we just gotta keep him out of the District of Corruption !
Any FReeper who has some Red Ink Facts on Terry McA please post them on this thread !
BTW, if Obama wants Terry McA to win, then Terry must be rotten to the core, AND scared of losing to a candidate who represents those of us that are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY !
If the first domino, (Terry McA), falls to defeat, then we have the blueprint for Conservative’s Victories in 2014.
I’m already VERY disappointed in my once great home state for helping elect 0bama(twice...).
If they elect McAwful to be governor, I may become physically ill. When he moved ahead in the polls, I just couldn’t believe it, though I can’t say I was really surprised. Us Virginians need to get a serious campaign going to donate Northern VA to Maryland. Would make everyone happier. That, or maybe us folks in SW VA can form our own state, or join up and become part of Tennessee or perhaps North Carolina.
The problem with all of the polls is that no one knows who is going to turn out for this off-year, gubernatorial election. Pollsters are using likely voter models that include the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. To me, a better likely voter model would be who voted in the 2009 gubernatorial election?
My suspicion is that a lot of the Northern Virginia, young, hip, Obama voters are not going to show up for this election. This is going to be all about turnout.
You are not using your brain God gave you. Money talks BS walks. When the gov shutdown for 12 days, furlough fed workers do not spend money because they were not paid. Also gov agencies order local services and goods thru gov credit cards. Meetings cancelled, travel cancelled local hotels and travel agencies take hit. Gov shutdown is over, fed workers are getting their back pay, but the vendors have not been paid yet and during shutdown the vendors also suffered losses in business. Most of these vendors remember the losses and hold the GOP responsible. It has an effect on the N VA voters and the shutdown will cost the GOP the gov race. Shutdown came at the wrong time. Unfortunately the VA race could not be held six months later after shutdown, Obamacare could change the race dynamics.
VA is going purple since N VA turned into a suburb of fed workers. They will not vote for the GOP who would unemploy them.
Moderation just does not work.
That includes pretending democrats don’t cheat.
Close race. Forget it.
Name one that any of these squishy republicans have ever won.
Personally, I'm trying to adjust my expectations to the fact that democrats have advantages in American "elections" that are becoming impossible to overcome.
Where elections aren't themselves corrupt the voters motives increasingly are.
We'll need another strategy if we are to maintain our constitutional republic.
Keep in mind Scott is no longer there...
Bottom line, get out and vote for Cuccinelli, regardless of what polls say.
You are most welcome to provide a credible scenario, or even a case, in which the republicans, since Reagan, have not been blamed.
And then show us how this situation is not worsening.
Anyone who thinks the republicans are not going to get blamed for everything is not paying attention.
The republicans, and many conservative pundits, point to how wrong it is to not be moderate, that not sitting down and shutting up brings attention and blame.
There is no way the republicans are not going to be blamed for this.
George Bush, prominent member of THE most connected family in American politics is just now, into the second term of BO’s presidency, not being blamed for everything.
For Democrats, it no longer matters if their voters turn out or not, they will cast their votes for them.
Where is the RNC??
Interesting...I just got an invitation to a post card party here in Florida, I guess they have voter mailing lists from VA and want personal reminders to vote!
Absolutely agree, get out and vote.
Most likely the later.
Not so. Conservatives and republicans joined forces to vote for Brown the first time around, while the lib turnout was depressed due to Marsha's awful campaign and Brown's stellar campaign, and most of all, it was a special election with low turnout.
All of that was reversed the second time around.
Picking out the color of cocktail napkins for John McCain’s 2016 run.
Never give up. This race comes down to turnout. The polls are meaningless unless the sample exactly mimics those who actually go out to vote. There is hope if patriots throughout VA go and vote for Cuccinelli. Even Romney almost won last November. Surely Cooch can do better. Just get all of the voters out in the 'red' counties!
VA: 2012 U.S. Presidential election by county (in twisted media color scheme, blue=socialist)
Yes, well we have one. And it is being soundly rejected by many, the majority of republicans, and many pundits who call themselves conservatives.
Certainly the status quo is not going to work. It has been losing steam steadily, and BO and his people are made for this environment.
J Dupree said yesterday, in response to, “Is this BO’s Katrina?”
“No, I wouldn’t go that far”
Imagine this fiasco being overseen, created by and run by ‘W’.
Where the average person will pay hundreds more per month on nothing. Lost his medical care and has to pay for it by a budget breaking hundreds per month, in this magnitude, and compare it to his not visiting the hurricane zone where he thought there were hard working, normal, self sufficient Americans with a local government who was helping them, and realizing his error went to visit days later the federally dependent, wasteland, and he is blamed for the event, the loss, the weather, every hurricane since.
Imagine his overseeing this fiasco and imagine the difference.
Republicans are continually scrambling to escape blame.
Their wimpiness is not working.
It has grown to the point that people wonder realistically whether they actually want the majority in any of the branches.
It certainly does not matter if they have it.
Pssst... probably. Man, they are useless as well as clueless.
Get out and vote and take others with you!
My take is not necessary at this point in the race. It is not over till it’s over and voting is very important.
Every poll I have seen has Cuccinelli down in the 6% and worse range. Every campaign claims it is closing in to keep the fundraising going. I bet there will be the leaks of “internal polling” claiming Cuccinelli is catching up.
Polls don t lie. VA race began close. With a bad economy the GOP should have an edge. Now they are 5 to 10 points short. Gap widen during and after shutdown.
Here is the irony. The shutdown came at a price in VA just to unfund Obamacare. If the GOP did not bring the shutdown and Debt Limit (which pisses off powerful people on Wall Street), Obamacare issue will come at no political damage to GOP. In fact I will argue that Obamacare is so bad, Dems are actually asking Congress to pass delay. In other words Obamacare will give the GOP the upper hand in the negotiation because the longer it takes for the Dems to get the delay, the more political damage is done on the Dems in the 2014 elections. Even the VA race would be affected. The GOP attempt to shutown gov and debt limit wounded the GOP and the Obamacare fiasco wounded the Dems. Both parties enter 2014 wounded. If the shutdown did not occur, the Dems would be the only ones entering 2014 politically wounded.
There is nothing wrong being principled, but being blind to tactical political reality will make the movement a short one.
Virginia TV airs 2-3 McAuliffe ads against Cuccinelli ads---McAuliffe must be spending easily ten, twenty, fifty times what Cuccinelli is spending. B/c McAuliffe's got zillions at his disposal.
McAuliffe is apparently polling well---and prolly receiving mucho campaign cash---from the "dearly departed" b/c a lawsuit Democrats filed says the [VA State Board of Elections] is rushing to complete the purging of dead voters in time to have the desired effect on the upcoming gubernatorial election.....to make sure that those who no longer live here dont vote here."
(cackle) The "dearly departed" are also Hillary voters.
The buzz is Terry is 2016 Hillary's place-keeper. If elected, grave-robber Terry will insure she has the votes to win. (That's after he rapes the VA state treasury.)
The desperate power-mad Clintons are no doubt financing their old buddy McAuliffe.......b/c the Clintons have three (count 'em) three tax-exempt foundations worth millions to siphon off money from.
HILLARY DROPPED BY---MUSTA SEEMED LIKE OLD TIMES---
she cheered on loser McAuliffe for his 2009 gov campaign.
OILING THE VOTE FRAUD MEAT GRINDER? Hillary and Bill both visited VA---just checking to make sure the Dem vote fraud meat grinder for Cuccinelli is in tip-top shape
Ken has had good ads going in my area. Im sure its helping. I dont buy the polls.
But fat chance.
BTW J Dupree is an MSM putz hack. I don't know why Hannity gave the pnony bast*rd a job after Boortz retired.
Alex Trebek: "The state that transformed itself from a cradle of American liberty to the laughing stock of the country when its voting populace chose to be fooled into thinking a corrupt, gladhanding, empty-suited hustler and ripoff artist was somehow preferable over a seasoned, serious conservative Attorney General."
Contestant: "What is Virginia?"
McAuliffe was clueless WRT this shady investment deal---just wanted to "help the poor."
Attorney Joseph Caramadre, Cranston, RI, has been charged with sixty-six counts, including wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, identity fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and witness tampering, in connection with an investment scheme in which Caramadre and co-Defendant Raymour Radhakrishnan allegedly victimized elderly and terminally-ill individuals.
MCAULIFFE'S DIRT PILE: Candidate McAwful's a triple threat---(1) he was lacerated for his sophomoric debating skills, (2) he worships abortion, and, (3) he's a Democrat ***-licker, lying-in-wait to profit from his high-level political connections.
<><>McAuliffe made a campaign promise to exempt existing abortion clinics from having to comply with state health and safety standards. Recently, a number of clinics in the state were closed after they failed to live up to state standards.
Last year, according to Women Speak Out, more than 80 violations were discovered inside Virginia abortion facilities. But that doesn't seem to stop McAuliffe from defending them. This clearly shows his concern is for the well being of the abortion industry and not women.
Here's what he said: "I can do what I talked about, issue a guidance opinion by March to keep the remaining health centers open. I can do that myself as Governor. That's why I said I'll do that by March to keep the remaining, uh, Norfolk is closed. Fairfax is closed, or closing, so there will be 18 left. Only one of those 18 actually meet the, the requirements so they'll all close if I don't do that. "
"But I will issue what's called a guidance opinion by mid-March which will say that these regulations, I have, the General Assembly wasn't definitive with the Board of Health as to the rules, I can give a guidance opinion to the Board of Health to grandfather in those remaining clinics to keep them open. That's why this election is so important, and I will do that."
<><> SEC investigating illegalities in company co-founded by Terry McAuliffe / By David Sherfinski
The SEC is investigating the green car company founded by Va gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe over concerns that it allegedly (illegally) guaranteed returns for its investors. The SEC has subpoenaed bank records of GreenTechs funding arm, the McLean-based financing company Gulf Coast Funds Management, LLC.
Documents attached to a July 31 letter from Sen. Charles E. Grassley also raise more questions on the extent of the interaction between officials at the two companies and Alejandro Mayorkas, the director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in DHS.
DHS is investigating whether Mr. Mayorkas assisted in approving an investor visa application submitted by Gulf Coast, even after the application was denied and an appeal was rejected.
Mr. Mayorkas, Obamas pick to be the next No. 2 at DHS, testified last week that the extent of his interaction with Mr. McAuliffe was one meeting in which he heard his complaints about investor visas being held up.
Mr. Grassley said it went further than that.Contrary to the impression left by your answer, documents indicate that both before and after that meeting, you actually engaged in nearly a dozen contacts with Gulf Coast Funds Management between 2010 and 2013, including direct communications with Gulf Coasts attorneys, the Iowa Republican wrote to Mr. Mayorkas. That one meeting with Mr. McAuliffe was clearly not the extent of your interaction on that matter.
Officials at the two companies and did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday. A spokesman for the McAuliffe campaign noted that Mr. McAuliffe left GreenTech in 2012 and that he has no knowledge of any investigation. News of the SEC investigation was first reported Friday by The Wash/Post.
The documents include forwarded e-mails from Mr. McAuliffe to Douglas Smith, an official in DHSs office of the Private Sector, that were forwarded to Mr. Mayorkas and an e-mail from Mr. Mayorkas himself saying that face-to-face meetings for particular cases are not appropriate.As the Director of this Agency, I do not adjudicate cases and am not the proper audience for a telephone call or a meeting about a particular case, he wrote to Gulf Coasts general counsel earlier this year. I will forward your e-mail to the appropriate individual in the Agency.
USCIS handles cases involved in the EB-5 program, where foreign investors put up between $500,000 and $1 million for American companies in exchange for legal status.
Govt attorneys wrote that such a meeting would violate the Administrative Procedures Act. I think it also raises an impartiality issue if we entertain pre-decisional meetings of this sort with particular applicants and petitioners, USCISs Ethics Officer wrote. It is not a concern to have meetings with particular industries, trade groups, bar associations, etc., on systemic issues that are not case specific, so long as we are willing to meet with all.
Gulf Coast is run by Anthony Rodham, the brother of former Secy of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and is the finance arm of GreenTech Automotive Inc. Mr. McAuliffe founded GreenTech in 2009 and quietly stepped down as chairman in Dec a fact only revealed in April in response to an inquiry from a Politico reporter.
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I’m not aware of any polls which support this. Believe me, I wish I was. I’m a Virginian, and what’s happening to my state is killing me.
All I can say is, I still have old emails from Rick Perry’s presidential campaign that claimed he was closing the gap.
Also to keep cobservatives from going to tge polls. Thats what happened when Wilder won. The same trick
My question, are the NRA in big for this race? Fast Terry wants to ban guns. period.
My reality check is not a cynical view. I don’t know how hopeful Senator Cruz is, but I don’t think he wastes his effort on pessimism.
Polls don’t lie?
With the architect of the Clinton campaigns involved in a carpetbagger race?
That was a bogus, Boston Globe-commissioned poll.
You are right. I am not sure I fully trust the 2009 models but it will be much closer than 08 or 12. Everyone here is sick and tired of both candidates, so low voter turnout is expected and whoever gets their base out wins.
We have a 3rd party Libertarian (who is as much a Libertarian as Obama) that is complicating matters, but his support is soft and only been measured at 10% at the highest.
Yes, NRA is here on the ground for Cuccinelli-JAckson-Obenshain.
Bloomberg is dumping 1.2 million in ads against Cuccinelli in these closing weeks, this will motivate a good portion of our base but we don’t know if that is enough.
Very good question.
But don't give money to BAMPAC or Santorum's PAC, they are only trying to make money off of him.
Even so...there weren’t too many polls even giving Scott Brown a chance...
I donated to Erika Harold. She is awesome.
VA has always been a close race for gov due to demographic changes of northern VA. So why is C behind by 5 plus points? Remember the last time the GOP assumed all opinion polls were rigged in 2012. How did that turn out??