Virginia’s 2009 gubernatorial race between Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds was a harbinger of things to come. McDonnell trounced Deeds by 18 points, paving the way for the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010. The governor’s race in Virginia this year is shaping up to be a battle of two hyper-partisans in current Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Democratic National Committee Chair Terry McAuliffe. Cuccinelli, a darling of the tea party, is best known for leading the legal fight against Obamacare. McAuliffe is close friends with Bill Clinton, which will give him access to the vast Clinton fundraising network. Here are four things to watch as this race unfolds.
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