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Virginia Taxpayers Stuck With $780,000 Legal Bill For Former Governor

Virginia Taxpayers Stuck With $780,000 Legal Bill For Former Governor

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s legal fees will be  paid for by the state’s taxpayers. There are very legitimate reasons why state officials, including very high ranking officials such as McDonnell, should receive state-funded legal counsel. Like all criminal defendants, McDonnell enjoys a presumption of innocence. Unlike other defendants, however, he was responsible for decisions [...]

Republican Calling For Christie To Step Down From Top Party Post

There is a push to get New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to step down as head of the Republican Governors Association. A top Virginia Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, said embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should step down from his new role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The former Virginia attorney general and 2013 [...]

Virginia Went Blue Because Of Republican Government Shutdown

Both Ken Cuccinelli’s team and that of Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe agree that the Republican shutdown cost the GOP the governorship. USA Today reports: “Top campaign aides to Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe and his GOP opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, agreed Wednesday on two things about the just-concluded bitter campaign: that the federal government shutdown was a critical [...]

Republicans Push Back On Tea Party And ‘Extreme’ Candidates

The Republican Party is fighting against extreme Tea Party candidates. The push comes as the national Republican Party is grappling with vexing divisions over its identity and image, and mainstream leaders complain that more ideologically-driven conservatives are damaging the party with tactics like the government shutdown. The debate intensified on Wednesday after Kenneth T. Cuccinelli [...]

No Gracious Concession From Ken Cuccinelli

A day after winning the Virginia governorship, Democrat Terry McAuliffe hasn’t heard from his opponent, Republican Ken Cucinelli. “I have not had the opportunity yet to speak to the attorney general,” Gov.-elect McAuliffe said, speaking at his first post-election press conference in Richmond. Following an inaudible comment, he continued, “I stopped being surprised at politics [...]

Rand Paul: Eugenics In Our Future If We Don’t Fight Abortion Rights

Speaking in Virginia on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, Senator Rand Paul said that with scientific advancements, abortion rights could lead to eugenics. During a visit to the Christian school founded by Jerry Falwell, Paul looked to energize conservative supporters by warning that genetic tests could identify those who are predisposed to be short, [...]

Rick Santorum Leads Doomed Mission Into Virginia

  Over in Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the governor’s race, in every poll. The only difference between polls is the delta of the lead. In any case, it’s beyond the margin of error. Give it up, right? Hell no. Not if you’re Rick Santorum. Santorum is going to lead [...]

Conservative Campaign Committee Sends Gaffe-tastic Mailer

Now this made our Monday morning: the good ol’ Triple-C has, of course, endorsed Republican Ken “The Cooch” Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race. So imagine our delight upon learning that they: … made a big mistake in an email to supporters while asking for donations to help support efforts backing Ken Cuccinelli in the race [...]

Conservative Virginia Paper Won’t Endorse Anyone For Governor

The Richmond Times-Dispatch was never going to endorse Democrat Terry McAuliffe. But it won’t endorse Republican Ken Cuccinelli, either. The major-party candidates have earned the citizenry’s derision. The third-party alternative has run a more exemplary race yet does not qualify as a suitable option. We cannot in good conscience endorse a candidate for governor. Attorney [...]

Koch Brothers Back State-Level Sabotage Of Obamacare

Those beloved stalwarts of social Darwinism, David and Charles Koch, have again shown their financial largesse — to their own astroturf group, Americans for Plutocracy Prosperity: Conservative advocates funded by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch have launched a massive campaign pressuring states to deny health care coverage to lower income Americans through [...]

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