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May 29, 2013


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I'm surprised by Cuccinelli's mediocre favorability rating among Republicans. Even then, however, I still think that the GOP will win the 2013 election in Virginia.

McAuliffe is an unknown and an unexciting unknown so the Republican ticket would have an edge in terms of the partisan vote. There may also be the issue of persuading independent voters but unless Cuccinelli (or Jackson) says or does something REALLY stupid while on the campaign trail, I don't think that there'll be a strong enough sentiment against the GOP candidates for detractors to flood to the polls.

For Virginia's sake, I hope that I'm wrong but how often does an opposition party take over when the state's economy is doing relatively well?

john adelman

McAulliff should be excommunicated, any Catholic voting for him should as well.

George S. Harris

Why did you have to drag religion into this issue John Adelman?

@GH 2:27PM How many more stupid things does Cuccinelli have to do for people to figure out that he is a wing nut? If you want to have a governor who will continue to present a negative picture of Virginia and provide fuel for the late night shows, be sure to vote for Cuccinelli.


Religion should be left out of politics, and anyone who drags it in should have their citizenship revoked.


"McAulliff should be excommunicated, any Catholic voting for him should as well."

Wake up mate, this is the 21st century, Inquisition has been over for 5+ centuries.

How can moderator let such ranting pass?

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