Sunday, May 19, 2013
Attorney general gets the nomination for governor.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. See: VA GOP Nominates Ken Cuccinelli for Governor's Race The full text of Cuccinelli’s speech runs below: I think you now have a better sense of why I’m one of the luckiest guys in Virginia. I want to thank my wife, Teiro - who is such a great advocate for me and our shared principles - and my children who have stood by me every step of the way. I also want to thank my mother and father for being here today and providing great examples for me over the years. Wherever you are from in Virginia, Teiro and I are thankful you are here and we are humbled by your support. With today being …
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Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as their candidate for Governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. E.W. Jackson was nominated as Lt. Governor and Sen. Mark Obenshain as Attorney General. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! The convention was held at the Richmond Coliseum on Friday, May 17 and Sat. May 18, and was attended by thousands. Read: VA GOP Nominates Ken Cuccinelli for Governor's Race Read: E.W. Jackson Wins GOP Lieutenant Governor Nomination
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Cuccinelli formally received the nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. Cuccinelli, 44, essentially locked down the Republican nomination in November 2012, when outgoing Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced he wouldn’t be seeking the nomination. Bolling cited party officials’ vote to change the nominating method from a primary election to a convention as the main reason for withdrawing his hat. "I see a Commonwealth where our people once again lead in liberty and opportunity," Cuccinelli said in his address. "Where striving to achieve is respected, even when we fall short, and it’s celebrated when we succeed. I see a Commonwealth where we restrain our debt so we …
Ken Cuccinelli is expected to accept the gubernatorial nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to formally accept the Republican nomination for Governor on Saturday morning, delivering a speech at the Virginia GOP's convention. More than 13,000 delegates are registered for the event. As the Republican candidate, Cuccinelli will face off against Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Nov. 5 general election. The address is scheduled to begin around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. You can stream it live in the video above.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Chopra spoke with Patch Thursday afternoon after a campaign appearance at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield.
Aneesh Chopra, one of two Democrats running for Virginia's Lt. Gov. seat, wants to reverse controversial legislation backed by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli - the Republican gubernatorial nominee for Governor. "We would turn back on the ultrasound bill, on the TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) regulations, the voter ID Bills," said Chopra in an interview with Patch Thursday. "I would actively work with the Governor and Attorney General to institute the executive order on anti discrimination at the workplace based on a whole range of issues, including your sexual orientation," he said. Chopra spoke with Patch for about 20 minutes after making a campaign appearance at the Grenspring …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Lorton Democrats met the candidates for Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General at Pane e Vino in Lorton on Wednesday night.
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, painted his Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli as a ideologue on Wednesday night in Lorton. Specifically, McAuliffe focused on abortion. "I'm running against a guy who has a social, ideological agenda," said McAuliffe of Cuccinelli, the state Attorney General. "He has said that it is his goal to see abortion disappear in the United States of America." McAuliffe, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, spoke to about 50 members of the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee at Lorton's Pane e Vino. Other attendees included Lt. Governor candidate Aneesh Chopra and Attorney General candidates Sen. Mark Herring and Justin Fairfax. The final Democratic candidates …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Terry McAuliffe leads with registered voters, but Cuccinelli leads with likely voters, according to a new poll from Marist.
The race between Virginia's Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat businessman Terry McAuliffe is neck-and-neck, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The NBC News/Marist poll shows McAuliffe getting 43 percent support from registered voters, slightly ahead of Cuccinelli’s 41 percent. But McAuliffe, who will make a campaign stop in Arlington Thursday, trailed Cuccinelli among likely voters 42 percent to 45 percent. The NBC/Marist poll follows a Washington Post poll, published Saturday, that showed Cuccinelli with a slender 46 to 41 percent edge over McAuliffe among all Virginia voters and a significant 51 to 41 percent lead among those who say they’re certain to cast ballots in November. Together, the polls show an …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Democratic candidate for Virginia Attorney General also bashed Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinnelli Wednesday in Springfield.
Virginia State Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd), one of two Democrats vying for the state Attorney General seat, accused two Republican contendors as being "Cuccinelli clones," and to expect an extreme conservative ideology should one of them get elected. "Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) and state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) — they would be Cuccinelli clones," said Herring on Wednesday to about 40 members of the Greenspring Retirement Community Democratic Club in Springfield. "They think Ken Cuccinelli has done a great job. I think the only complaint they have with him is that he wasn't extreme enough." Greenspring is home to 1,800 registered voters, and since 89 percent of them voted in the last presidential election, the retirement …
State Sen. Mark Herring, attorney general candidate, has a new support group.
Virginia Democratic Attorney General candidate, state Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd), is working to capitalize on the women voters that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may have upset over the last several years. On Wednesday, Herring announced the formation of "Women for Herring" — a group of more than 100 female elected officials, former politicians and leaders from across Virginia. Herring was quick to criticize Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. "In Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli and Bob McDonnell have shown us the opposite approach in the form of attacks on women's reproductive rights, from the unnecessary regulations that will force healthcare clinics to …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Virginia Senate Democratic leader spoke to the Springfield Civic Association on Tuesday night.
Virginia will be "screwed" if Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is elected governor this fall, said state Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (D-35th) to Patch after a community meeting in Springfield on Tuesday night. "I like Ken personally, but he doesn't believe in science," said Saslaw to the Springfield Civic Association. "He just doesn't." Saslaw referred to when Cuccinelli, in 2010, requested the emails and files of a former professor at the University of Virginia, who received state grants to study global warming. "For Ken there's no climate change," said Saslaw to Patch. "We're looking at being screwed. How are you going to recruit top-notch talent? What Nobel Prize winner would come to this state when the governor …