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Cuccinelli Technically Wins GOP Primary (With No Rivals)


Well, that was an easy primary:

The deadline to file to run for governor in Virginia as a Republican was 5 p.m. today. State attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is the only candidate to file.

Republican Governors Association spokesman Mike Schrimpf issued the following statement:

With the nomination secured, Ken Cuccinelli is now able to move forward, focused on the pocketbook issues Virginians care about. Ken understands middle-class values, and throughout his time in public service, he has always been a guardian of the taxpayers’ money and has a record of working to make sure Virginia is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Meanwhile, former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe has spent the last two decades raising money for national Democrats and showing no interest in Virginia issues until running for governor. For twenty years, Chairman McAuliffe’s priorities have been raising money, defeating his opponents at all costs and self-promotion. Those aren’t the values Virginians are looking for in their next governor.

Ken Cuccinelli is the only candidate who understands the issues and can be trusted to be Virginia’s next governor.

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli , Terry McAuliffe


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