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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

The Vast Conspiracy Within Terry McAuliffe’s Mind



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Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign looks at the results of the Virginia state GOP convention and sees an opportunity; they feel that they can portray lieutenant-governor nominee E. W. Jackson, the Harvard Law graduate, Baptist minister, law professor, and former Marine, as an unhinged, know-nothing radical, and use him to drag down the Republican candidate for governor, Ken Cuccinelli.

Virginia Republicans, however, note that if the McAuliffe campaign wants to make this race about who’s made the more outlandish statement or who has views further from the mainstream, they’re fine with that. They have the option of pointing to any one of McAuliffe’s views, including . . . 

There’s always a conspiracy around every corner, huh?


Tags: Terry McAuliffe , E.W. Jackson , Ken Cuccinelli


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