Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Tied in VA Governor Race
Could Bill Bolling play the spoiler?
11:24 AM, Feb 20, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are tied at 38 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race. According to the poll, if Republican lieutenant governor Bill Bolling runs as an independent (as he has suggested he might), McAuliffe would have a small lead at 34 percent to Cuccinelli's 31 percent and Bolling's 13 percent. Here's more from Quinnipiac:
Bolling's candidacy seems to be likely to play a spoiler to his fellow Republican. Cuccinelli, elected attorney general in 2009, is the only serious Republican candidate in the race after Bolling dropped out late last year. Bolling pointed to the state party's new nominating convention system at which it would have been nearly impossible to overcome Cuccinelli's well-organized supporters, but the two-term lieutenant governor refused to endorse Cuccinelli in a move that many saw was a precursor to Bolling running as an independent.