Ken Cuccinelli Articles


What Cuccinelli’s Loss Tells Us About 2014

12:12 PM, Nov 13, 2013

What does Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia governor’s race tell us about the future of the GOP?

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Warner Can Be Beat

12:01 AM, Nov 06, 2013

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.

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Fox, NBC Call Virginia Governor's Race for McAuliffe

9:45 PM, Nov 05, 2013

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.

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In Virginia, Obamacare Central to Cuccinelli's Closing Argument

Neither Obama nor Biden mentioned Obamacare in their speeches.
2:37 PM, Nov 04, 2013

Warrenton, Va.
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.

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Final Quinnipiac Poll: McAuliffe 46, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 8 (Updated)

8:38 AM, Nov 04, 2013

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:

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Obama Doesn't Mention Obamacare When Campaigning for McAuliffe

6:48 AM, Nov 04, 2013

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.

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Trailing from Behind

Ken Cuccinelli’s up against a carpetbagging hack, and losing.
Nov 04, 2013

Sterling, Va.
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. 

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Could Obamacare Sink McAuliffe?

12:40 PM, Nov 03, 2013

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 ...

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Poll: McAuliffe 42, Cuccinelli 40, Sarvis 13

2:03 PM, Nov 01, 2013

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.

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Quinnipiac: McAuliffe 45, Cuccinelli 41

9:42 AM, Oct 30, 2013

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.

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Virginia Poll: McAuliffe 51, Cuccinelli 39

7:33 AM, Oct 29, 2013

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.

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Cuccinelli Campaign

12:58 PM, Oct 28, 2013

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.

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Rasmussen Poll: McAuliffe 50, Cuccinelli 33

11:52 AM, Oct 22, 2013

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.

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Cuccinelli Ad: McAuliffe Is 'Deeply Unserious'

8:01 AM, Oct 18, 2013

With just weeks left in the 2013 gubernatorial race in Virginia, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli has a new TV ad that questions the seriousness of his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe. "What's Terry McAuliffe offering Virginia families?" the voiceover asks. "False, misleading attacks; massive, wasteful spending; and $1,700 dollars in higher taxes every year."

"Terry McAuliffe," the voiceover continues. "Deeply unserious." Watch below:

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Terry McAuliffe Won't Say If He Supports Taxpayer-Funded, Late-Term Abortions

11:45 AM, Sep 24, 2013

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate and frontrunner in Virginia's gubernatorial race, has been painting his Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli as a crusader on social issues. But McAuliffe has repeatedly refused to answer questions from the press about whether he himself holds extreme positions on the issue of abortion.

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Cuccinelli Ad: 'Virginia Deserves a Serious Governor'

12:35 PM, Sep 19, 2013

On Thursday, the Ken Cuccinelli campaign released a new ad hoping to capitalize on an endorsement from a high-profile PAC in northern Virginia.

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Rasmussen Poll: McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli By 7

10:31 AM, Sep 06, 2013

A new poll of likely Virginia voters show Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by seven points in this fall's gubernatorial election. Rasmussen Reports found McAuliffe with 45 percent support compared to Cuccinelli's 38 percent.

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Jindal: Republicans Should Be Helping Cuccinelli More, Fighting Obamacare

6:01 AM, Aug 23, 2013

Baton Rouge, La.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, who also chairs the Republican Governors Association, says Republicans should be doing more to help Ken Cuccinelli in his race for the governorship in Virginia.

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McAuliffe Fundraising Email: Cuccinelli is 'Virginia's Todd Akin'

4:41 PM, Aug 19, 2013

The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe of Virginia has emailed its supporters likening Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli to failed 2012 Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.

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Cuccinelli Ad Focuses on Investigation into McAuliffe's 'Shady' Business Dealings

9:27 AM, Aug 06, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has based much of his campaign for governor of Virginia on his business experience, including his co-founding of an electric car company, GreenTech Automotive. McAuliffe stepped down as CEO of GreenTech in 2012 in preparation for his gubernatorial run.

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Quinnipiac Poll: McAuliffe 43, Cuccinelli 38

6:42 AM, May 16, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads his Republican opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, in the latest poll of the 2013 gubernatorial race in Virginia. According to Quinnipiac, 43 percent of registered voters in the Old Dominion support McAuliffe, a businessman and former chairman of the Democratic party during from 2001 to 2005, while 38 percent support Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general.

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Cuccinelli: 'I'll Be On Your Side'

Plus, Democrats hit on abortion.
7:09 AM, May 14, 2013

Ahead of his official nomination this week as the GOP's candidate for governor of Virginia, state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has a new ad outlining part of the Republican's economic plan.

"I have a plan to make Virginia an engine for job growth," Cuccinelli says in the 30-second spot. "It starts with ending tax loopholes and putting an end to special interest giveaways." He touts his proposal to lower tax rates for small business owners and middle-class families.

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WaPo Poll: Cuccinelli 51, McAuliffe 41

7:04 AM, May 06, 2013

Republican attorney general Ken Cuccinelli leads Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race by 10 points, according to a poll released Sunday by the Washington Post. Among likely voters in this November's election, 51 percent said they would support Cuccinelli, while 41 percent said they would support McAuliffe.

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Cuccinelli Ad Features Wife: Virginia Republican Stands Up for 'Vulnerable'

11:44 AM, Apr 26, 2013

The first television ad from Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli features his wife, Teiro. In the ad, Mrs. Cuccinelli focuses on the softer side of the Republican attorney general's political career.

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Ken Cuccinelli, Compassionate Conservative?

8:58 AM, Mar 14, 2013

In the first major address of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli presented the gathered activists with an unusual charge.

“Conservatives should lead the campaign to changing the culture of corrections in America,” said Cuccinelli. It was a strange line in the sand for the 2013 Republican gubernatorial candidate, who has reputation as a fiery, liberty-minded pol. But in listing his five priorities he would pursue as Virginia’s governor, Cuccinelli ended on this note of compassion.

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Bolling Not Running for Va. Governor

10:25 AM, Mar 12, 2013

Republican lieutenant governor Bill Bolling of Virginia will not run as an independent for governor. ABC's Rick Klein reports:

Bill Bolling not running for VA gov: "I wish Mr. McAuliffe and Mr. Cuccinelli well as they begin their campaigns..."

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 12, 2013

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Cuccinelli, McAuliffe Tied in VA Governor Race

Could Bill Bolling play the spoiler?
11:24 AM, Feb 20, 2013

Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are tied at 38 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race.

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Bolling Out for Governor in Virginia

12:01 PM, Nov 28, 2012

Republican Bill Bolling, the two-term lieutenant governor of Virginia, has dropped out of the race for governor, CNN reports. Bolling was challenging Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the Republican nomination. Here's more from CNN:

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Mark Warner Not Running for VA Governor

McAuliffe remains for Dems; Bolling, Cuccinelli for the GOP.
4:51 PM, Nov 20, 2012

Mark Warner, the Democratic senator from Virginia and governor from 2002 to 2006, has decided not to run for governor next year. The Washington Post's Ben Pershing reports:

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