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The Cuccinelli Comeback

by Jim Geraghty
Virginia Republicans need it, but it’s far from guaranteed

This November, Republicans will face the first major test of whether their candidates can overcome “Akin-ization” — Democrats’ efforts to tie them to the theocratic bogeyman evoked by failed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin in 2012.

All the greatest hits from the Obama campaign in 2012
 – “war on women,” insensitivity to minorities, “He’s fighting for his values, not ours” — are being hurled in Virginia against Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

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