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.”
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Paul Goldman and Norman Leahy
Paul Goldman is the former chairman of Virginia’s Democratic Party, senior advisor to Governors Wilder and Warner.
Norman Leahy is editor at-large of Bearing Drift.com, Virginia's leading conservative web site and producer of "The Score" with Scott Lee, a syndicated political talk show.
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.