10:27 AM, Jan 11, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
A 2008 documentary reveals that Terry McAuliffe, who is being sworn in today as governor of Virginia, thinks that members of the Bush family “should all have been put away in jail.”
The documentary, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, features a clip of President George H.W. Bush’s 1989 Inaugural Address, where Bush discusses the need to “make kinder the face of the nation” with regard to "those who cannot free themselves of enslavement to whatever addiction—drugs, welfare, the demoralization that rules the slums.”
The film cuts from the inaugural footage to novelist Ishmael Reed, who thinks it’s hypocritical for Bush to talk about “demoralization” since his son, future President George W. Bush, had his own struggles with addiction. Then former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe weighs in:
“These folks should all have been put away in jail. But you know what? Because of their power, and because George [H.W.] Bush went into office and he got to pick the attorney general, the U.S. attorneys, it all got hushed up. And George [W.] Bush—he’s now the president of the United States of America. Chief law enforcement officer!” McAuliffe then laughs.
12:12 PM, Nov 13, 2013 • By FRANCIS P. CANNON
What does Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia governor’s race tell us about the future of the GOP?
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:15 PM, Nov 6, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes recapping the 2013 elections in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and across the country.
12:01 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
This year, Virginia Republicans were divided and had an easily caricatured candidate at the top of the ticket who ran a defensive campaign and was massively outspent ... and the state still broke basically 50-50. Next year, incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner will be on the ballot.
9:45 PM, Nov 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Terry McAuliffe will win his bid for governor Virginia, both Fox News and NBC News are projecting. McAuliffe, a Democrat, will defeat his Republican opponent, attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.
With 91 percent of precincts reporting, McAuliffe holds a small lead, 46.8 percent to Cuccinelli's 46.5 percent.
Neither Obama nor Biden mentioned Obamacare in their speeches.2:37 PM, Nov 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ken Cuccinelli may have finally found a winning message in his bid for governor of Virginia, and not a moment too soon. With just a day before Virginians head to the polls, Cuccinelli spent Monday morning targeting his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe and other national Democrats for their support for Obamacare.
8:38 AM, Nov 4, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A final poll from Quinnipiac on Tuesday's gubernatorial race in Virginia shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli. Forty-six percent of likely Virginia voters say they will vote for McAuliffe, according to the poll, while 40 percent say they'll vote for Cuccinelli. Eight percent say they will vote for the Libertarian party candidate, Robert Sarvis. Here's more from Quinnipiac:
6:48 AM, Nov 4, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama campaigned yesterday in Virginia for Democrat Terry McAuliffe, whose election in the governor's race is Tuesday. Obama praised McAuliffe's wife, their "unbelievable children," and McAuliffe himself.
12:40 PM, Nov 3, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Could the focus on Obamacare in the last couple of weeks before Tuesday's Virginia gubernatorial election enable the Republican nominee, Ken Cuccinelli, to come from behind in the homestretch? He's run a pretty awful campaign so far, and has been trailing badly for months, but ...
3:03 PM, Nov 1, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Is Ken Cuccinelli closing in on Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race? The latest poll from Emerson College shows McAuliffe, the Democrat, with 42 percent support and Cuccinelli, the Republican, with 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis has 13 percent in the poll of 874 likely voters.
10:42 AM, Oct 30, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of the Virginia's gubernatorial election hints that the race may be tightening between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli. According to Quinnipiac's survey of 1,182 likely voters, 45 percent say they will vote for McAuliffe and 41 percent say they will vote for Cuccinelli. Nine percent say they will vote for Libertarian party candidate Robert Sarvis.
8:33 AM, Oct 29, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With a week to go before election day, Virginia voters favor Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor over Republican Ken Cuccinelli by more than 10 points, according to a new poll from the Washington Post. The survey found that 51 percent of likely voters support McAuliffe and just 39 percent support Cuccinelli. In addition, Libertarian party candidate Robert Sarvis pulls in 8 percent support.
1:58 PM, Oct 28, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
What's wrong with Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's Republican candidate for governor? He's losing by nearly 10 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics, to Terry McAuliffe, the flawed Democrat. The conventional wisdom is that Cuccinelli is too conservative on social issues, and the McAuliffe campaign has run ads painting the Republican as an extremist on abortion, gay rights, and contraception.
Ken Cuccinelli’s up against a carpetbagging hack, and losing. Nov 4, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 08 • By MICHAEL WARREN
From the looks of it, Ken Cuccinelli II isn’t enjoying his run for governor of Virginia. We’re in a small white SUV, driving from his campaign office in Fairfax County outside Washington to a rally in neighboring Loudoun County. Cuccinelli, the 45-year-old Republican attorney general, sits in the front passenger’s seat and steals glances at his speech notes or out the window. He seems a little annoyed by all the questions I’m lobbing at him from the back seat.
12:52 PM, Oct 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Terry McAuliffe has a 17-point lead over Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. McAuliffe, the Democrat, enjoys his largest lead yet in the race with 50 percent of the vote, while Republican Cuccinelli has 33 percent. The Libertarian candidate, Robert Sarvis, has eight percent support.