The Spin Doctors Who Saved Terry McAuliffe’s Campaign Are Now Joining Team Clinton
Two of the leading minds tasked with saving Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 Virginia gubernatorial bid from controversy over his shady business dealings will likely serve prominent roles in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Robby Mook and Josh Schwerin, who served as …
Washington Post Belatedly Realizes Who Terry McAuliffe Is
From the Washington Post editorial board’s endorsement of Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia, October 12:
There is no disguising that Mr. McAuliffe, a self-described wheeler-dealer who burst on to the national stage as a prodigious fundraiser for Bill Clinton in …
What Ed Gillespie Brings to Virginia’s Senate Race
What does 2014 hold for Ed Gillespie, and his hopes of beating incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner?
Could Gillespie fall flat on his face as a Senate candidate? Theoretically; Virginia’s current governor, Terry McAuliffe, will tell you& it’s one thing to …
Will McAuliffe Be Deposed in GreenTech Libel Suit?
This weekend, Terry McAuliffe became the 72nd governor of Virginia. It’s still possible that sometime in the coming year, McAuliffe may have to interrupt his work as governor to be deposed as part of his auto company’s libel …
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, …
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 …
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 …
A Sobering Anecdote About McAuliffe’s Persuasiveness
The Washington Post, describing Terry McAuliffe’s meeting with Virginia business leaders:
Two people present said that in response to a question about how he’d accomplish his goals as governor, McAuliffe told the PAC board that as an Irish Catholic …
RGA Launches ‘liePad by Mack’
The Republican Governors Association is launching a new effort in the Virginia governor’s race: “liePad by Mack.”
The RGA promises a “new weekly web video series, a new website that houses all of McAuliffe’s lies to keep them straight, …
Judge Tosses GreenTech Lawsuit Against Watchdog.org
Good news for the good folks at the Franklin Center and Watchdog.org:
A U.S. judge in Mississippi on Thursday threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an electric car company founded by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe alleged Watchdog….
Governor Spuds McKenzie, Now Partying in Richmond
Campaign Spot, March 13, 2013: “He is a ‘party animal’ in every sense of the word.#…#Terry McAuliffe is like a human Spuds McKenzie!”
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, today:”Sixty parties in 60 days!”
Look Who’s Getting a Job From Governor McAuliffe!
Boyd Marcus, a veteran Republican strategist, endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe last August. Today Governor McAuliffe announced he would appoint Marcus to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board — “a plum, six-figure-a-year state job.”
Today Pat Mullins, the chairman of the …
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 …
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.
Finally, a Sequel to ‘Lincoln’
Finally, the Oscar-winning historical drama Lincoln gets a sequel#…#sort of:
You’re going to want to watch to the very end.
Remember Last Year, When a Candidate’s Tax Returns Mattered?
Dear mainstream media,
If you wanted to know why more and more Americans don’t think of you as something they read or watch, and increasingly think of you as something they step in, one big reason is the ludicrous double-standards …
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 …
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 …