Ken Cuccinelli

GOP Pushes Cuts While Cuccinelli Increases Spending by a Quarter, Staffing by a Fifth

GOP Pushes Cuts While Cuccinelli Increases Spending by a Quarter, Staffing by a Fifth
Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli likes to go around telling Virginians that he's really "Frugal Ken," as opposed to big-spending Terry McAuliffe I suppose. Except for one problem: when Cuccinelli actually had a chance to run an arm of Virginia's government - the Attorney General's office - spending there not only wasn't "frugal," it grew by leaps and bounds.
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Cuccinelli Swift-Boats McAuliffe in VA Governor Race

Cuccinelli Swift-Boats McAuliffe in VA Governor Race
The Republican Swift boat campaign against Virginia gubenatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has now begun in earnest.
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Environmentalist Billionaire Backing McAuliffe for VA Governor in a Big Way

Environmentalist Billionaire Backing McAuliffe for VA Governor in a Big Way
According to Politico, an "environmentalist billionaire who has mounted a national campaign opposing the Keystone XL pipeline...has directed his political operation to spend heavily in the Virginia governor's race in support of Democrat Terry McAuliffe." For those concerned about climate change, this is really good news in one of the most important elections of 2013.
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Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Outlaw Oral Sex

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Outlaw Oral Sex
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is also the Republican candidate for governor of that state, launched a website this week in support of his efforts to reinstate the Commonwealth’s “crimes against nature” law.
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VA Gov's Approval Numbers Falling Fast, Hurting Rest of Republican Ticket

VA Gov's Approval Numbers Falling Fast, Hurting Rest of Republican Ticket
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's net approval rating is falling rapidly, just as the "Extreme Team" ticket of Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson moves its campaign into high gear. What does that mean for the Republican Party in Virginia, and more importantly, Virginians as a whole?
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VA Gov McDonnell Corruption Scandal Keeps Getting Worse

VA Gov McDonnell Corruption Scandal Keeps Getting Worse
A prominent political donor gave $70,000 to a corporation owned by Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his sister last year, and the governor did not disclose the money as a gift or loan, according to people with knowledge of the payments. Other undisclosed "donations" from Star Scientific head honcho Jonnie Williams bring the total to $145,000.
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VA Republicans Nominate Homophobic 'Ex-Gay' Proponent to Board of Elections

VA Republicans Nominate Homophobic 'Ex-Gay' Proponent to Board of Elections
Republicans in Fairfax County, Va., recently released its endorsements for the Fairfax County Board of Elections. At the top the list, was one Stephen Hunt. It's a name that sounds generic enough to anyone not deeply invested in local politics, but to anyone who sat on an area school board or perhaps a town meeting since 2005 knows the man's specificity all too well.
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More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli

More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli
It's fascinating to watch the old-school Virginia Republicans — mainstream, moderate, pragmatic — throw their support to Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, not to Tea Partier Ken Cuccinelli. And it's a trend that will probably continue, as the Republican ticket fights off charges of corruption and craziness.
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Ken Cuccinell's Slippery Slope of Corruption: Oil and Gas Edition

Ken Cuccinell's Slippery Slope of Corruption: Oil and Gas Edition
In his brief time in the national spotlight, Attorney General of Virginia and Republican candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli is no stranger to scandal. Next up on his defense docket? Explaining why staff from the Attorney General's office was assisting two energy companies embattled in lawsuits against the people of Virginia.
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McAuliffe vs Cuccinelli: Good News in the Battle Against Insanity

McAuliffe vs Cuccinelli: Good News in the Battle Against Insanity
Perhaps the most heated gubernatorial race of 2013, the campaign for Virginia's top seat certainly has its share of storylines. The campaign money reports are in for April and May, and they show that the support for Terry McAuliffe (or maybe against Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson) is gaining momentum. Even amongst prominent Republicans.
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