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Exit poll shocker: Conservative desertions sunk Cuccinelli

Paul Goldman and Norman Leahy
Former Chair, Democratic Party of Virginia; Editor-at-Large, Bearing Drift
Virginia gubernatorial Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli speaks to the press during a

The common refrain coming out of Virginia’s gubernatorial election is that the Republican establishment torpedoed Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign. “The GOP simply didn’t want a Tea Party candidate winning [in Virginia]," said nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh. Conservative talk maven Ann Coulter echoed the sentiment on the Sean Hannity Show: “the RNC, the establishment, let Cuccinelli down.”

A pre-season scouting report on McAuliffe and Cuccinelli

10:30 AM 09/10/2013

Neither Terry McAuliffe nor Ken Cuccinelli compares to RGIII. But like the Redskin quarterback, the two Virginia gubernatorial candidates have spent this summer preparing for the official campaign kickoff. Our proprietary 10 point evaluation system examines their pre-season performance to determine the campaign’s current status.