Scarborough: ‘Hillary Clinton is the biggest neo-con that there is out there.’
The third and final part of my recent chat with Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe, about his new book, The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics — And Can Again.
Geraghty: For a while, …
It’s the Morning After. Firing Squad, Assume Circular Formation!
Woke up this morning with a headache and a blue moon in my eyes. From the Morning Jolt:
Ken Cuccinelli, Finishing Better Than Anyone Expected#…#for Whatever That’s Worth.
Boy, it’s too bad elections don’t have point spreads, …
What Kind of Turnout Will Virginia See Tuesday?
A small reason for Republican hope in Virginia: In 2009, Bob McDonnell’s margin of victory was 4 percentage points larger than the RealClearPolitics average — 17.5 points, instead of 13.4 points.
McAuliffe currently leads in the RCP average by 8.4 points. Quinnipiac created a stir …
Does McAuliffe Even Understand the EPA’s New Rules for Coal Plants?
Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he supports new Environmental Protection Agency rules on carbon emissions, taking a clear stance for the first time on an issue that has become a key flashpoint in the Virginia governor’s race.
Richmond Times-Dispatch: McAuliffe Is a ‘Deeply Unserious’ Candidate
The Richmond Times-Dispatch hasn’t endorsed in the Virginia governor’s race yet. But after Sunday’s editorial#…#we can guess who they’re NOT endorsing:
When it comes to raking together piles of cash, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is without peer. On …
The Big Guy and the Little Guy in Virginia
In Richard Wolffe’s new book about Obama’s reelection campaign, The Message: The Reselling of President Obama, he quotes David Axelrod on what he was hearing in focus groups in early 2011:
“When you hear people talk, you feel two …
Cuccinelli’s Ads and Statements More Accurate Than McAuliffe’s
“Republican Ken Cuccinelli: Running the Cleaner Campaign in Virginia . . . Technically.”
According to the scorecard, eight of the 11 McAuliffe statements investigated by PolitiFact Virginia qualified as “mostly false,” “false” or “pants on fire.” Seventy-two percent of the McAuliffe charges did not …
New Ad: Cuccinelli Launched the Investigation into McDonnell
Perhaps it was inevitable that eventually, Republican Ken Cuccinelli would end up explicitly running against incumbent Republican governor Bob McDonnell.
Cuccinelli’s ad from last week had generic language that could be seen as a subtle shot at McDonnell’s controversy over …
Ken Cuccinelli’s Education Ad, Hitting All the Familiar Notes
You tell me: Is this Ken Cuccinelli ad cookie-cutter, straight out of a mid-90s playbook, or does it hit the sweet spot for those suburban soccer moms?
I look at it and see a “greatest hits” compilation of political …
Virginia’s Long Tradition of Expensive Gifts to Governors
It’s bothersome when an elected official accepts an expensive gift from a donor or person who has business before the state or federal government; even when there’s no explicit quid pro quo, there’s the nagging sense that …
Does the RNC Deserve the Blame for Cuccinelli’s Loss?
Arguments in favor of blaming the Republican National Committee for Ken Cuccinelli’s defeat:
* At the end of September, the RNC had $11.2 million in cash on hand.
* The RNC spent $3 million in Virginia developing its “precinct team model” instead of television …
Cuccinelli Camp: We See a Toss-Up in the Exit Polls
With 40 minutes until the polls close, the Cuccinelli campaign sent out this message:
We’re seeing some of the Exit Polls say this race is a complete toss up.
If you haven’t voted yet, you have to be in line at …
Want to Win a Big Statewide Race? Don’t Get Outspent by $4 Million.
From my article on the state of the Virginia governor’s race, Wednesday: “If you lose the spending war on the airwaves, you’re likely to lose on Election Day.”
Since the government shutdown, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has outspent …
A Dull Debate, Recycling Tired Attack Lines
Also from today’s Morning Jolt:
If You Missed Last Night’s Virginia Gubernatorial Debate . . . Good for You!
So why did Terry McAuliffe run for governor?
His main job since the mid-1990s has been to be Bill Clinton’s buddy. There’s nothing …
The Predictable Tone of the Post’s Virginia Editorials
Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign is cheered by this coverage in today’s Washington Post:
The speeches [at the Virginia Summit on Economic Competitiveness and Higher Education] fed into the narrative that emerged from the TechPAC flap: that McAuliffe is breezy while …
Should Syria Matter in the Virginia Governor’s Race?
Should Syria matter in the Virginia governor’s race?
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II said Thursday that he is opposed to U.S. military intervention in Syria, just hours after his foe in the Virginia governor’s race, businessman Terry McAuliffe, …
‘As Governor, I never want another coal plant built!’
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli will attend the Virginia Energy & Opportunity Forum Thursday — not quite a debate, but we can safely expect the two gubernatorial candidates to take shots at each other.
The Republican party of Virginia …
It’s Hard to Take the Lead When You’re Outspent by $1.5 Million
This isn’t all you need to know about the Quinnipiac poll showing Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by 6 percentage points in the Virginia governor’s race, but it’s a big piece of the puzzle: “McAuliffe and allies outspent Cuccinelli …
Why the Virginia Governor’s Race Matters toNon-Virginians
From the Monday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Why the Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe Race Matters to You, Even If You Don’t Live in Virginia
First, does anyone want to argue that Ken Cuccinelli — Virginia’s attorney general, and …
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Residency & Authenticity Cop
Today Virginia’s candidates for governor met on stage once again this morning.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s toughest moment came when asked about the Bi-County Parkway, a proposed project that aims to alleviate traffic in Prince William and Fairfax counties. At the …