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    Is VA really going to elect Terry “Clinton money-bagger, sleazy-politicoid insider” McAuliffe?

    Is VA really going to elect Terry “Clinton money-bagger, sleazy-politicoid insider” McAuliffe?

    Depending on poll, the Virginia Governors race either is close or a Terry McAuliffe runaway victory. None of the polls show Ken Cuccinelli ahead.

    But several of the recent polls show low single digit margins. Via RCP:

    RCP VA Gov Polls 11-1-2013

    From a distance it certainly seems that Cuccinelli has run a weak campaign, and the third-party libertarian candidate could be the difference. That’s one of the reasons both Ron and Rand Paul are campaigning for Cuccinelli.

    So come on Virginia Republicans, GOTV. Carry people to the polls, if need be.

    Is Virginia really going to elect Terry “Clinton money-bagger, sleazy-politicoid insider” McAuliffe the Governor of the Commonwealth?

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    MicahStone | November 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Ignore the polls…
    The EVER PRESENT, ALWAYS RELIABLE d-cRAT VOTING FRAUD (ILLEGALS, DEAD PEOPLE, BLACKS VOTING MULTIPLE TIMES, etc., etc., ) should easily make up for any deficiencies amongst legal voting citizens.

    damocles | November 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    If you want to help Cuccinelli and have a few bucks to spare, then donate at “Conservative Campaign Committee” website to help pay to run TV ad spots for Cuccinelli over the weekend during the NFL games. They endorsed Cuccinelli early on and are trying to give him a surge with the final weekend ads.

    NC Mountain Girl | November 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Perhaps it is time to create the 51st state of South Virginia. In the alternative maybe residents of Virginia should reverse the Retrocession and thus return the 31 square miles that is the city Alexandria and Arlington County Virginia md thus restore the District of Columbia to the size it was from 1791 to 1847.

    I ask because the Emerson Poll broke down results by congressional district. Almost all of McCuliffe’s statewide edge is actually attributable to a 75-13 edge in a single Congressional district- the 8th, which is a huge chunk of suburban DC. McAuliffe leads in only two other Congressional districts – 11, and 10, which also contain parts of suburban DC.

    Cuccinelli leads in the other eight Congressional districts.


    Aarradin | November 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I live in northern virginia, surrounded by federal employees.

    I never imagined VA would go for Obama, but it did. The second time around I though Romney would take the state by at least 5, but then Obama won it again.

    We have 2 Democrat Senators.

    McCarpetbagger outspent Cucinelli and, like most Dems, was campaigning and advertising effectively for MONTHS before Cucinelli’s campaign got started. That built up the huge lead early on and defined the race, and the candidates. R’s have got to do better about this or we’re done. Even now the D’s continue to outspend the R’s by 2 or possibly 3:1.

    If the R’s knew what they were doing, they’d have focused on McAuliffe’s gun control agenda (hugely unpopular here) or his support for the EPA’s war on coal (we get the majority of our electricy from coal and the SW of the state’s economy depends on coal production). Yet neither of these have gotten much play at all. Rather, its been mostly about the two candidates trying to define the other as the more ‘corrupt’. Also, the D’s have effectively played the Abortion Card, again.

    What’s really narrowing the race? Obamacare. Seriously. If the Obamacare launch had happened on Nov 15th rather than Oct 1 McAuliffe would win by >10 points.

    My main concern now is the Libertarians. Their candidate has been polling as high as 10%. What will they do on election day? If they vote Libertarian or stay home, McAuliffe wins. What’s really sad, aside from the obvious, is that the Libertarian candidate is provably further Left than the R candidate on most of the issues Libertarians care about most.

    Estragon | November 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    There is a clear pattern of over-polling LP support in Virginia, but it is not so clear what happens to the vanished support on Election Day. Somewhat more typically goes to Republicans historically, but it’s not a lock and not by a huge margin.

    The shutdown theater seriously damaged Cooch’s chances, hurting the brand for three weeks while simultaneously taking the spotlight off Obama’s serial incompetence, which was on the verge of cascading had it been left alone.

    His main hope now is that while Obama’s machine inspired 70% turnout last year with record minority turnout, the last gubernatorial election (VA elects in odd years following the presidential election) only drew 40% turnout. With that level, Republicans still have a chance.

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