Here is a superb video that describes what happened in Virginia’s Governor’s race.
Ken Cuccinelli’s loss to Terry McAuliffe is a crushing defeat of liberty, here in Virginia and for the USA. We will now have a Leftist machine political hack in the governorship of a pivotal state in the run-up to the 2014 and 2016 elections.
McAuliffe’s win was not about Virginia but about capturing the House for the D’s and getting the Hildabeast into the White House. (Note: McAuliffe was Bill Clinton’s campaign manager and later the DNC Chairman)
From the outset Cuccinelli was vilified by the Left with a barrage of flat out lies and misinformation. The Left from all over the country poured tons of cash into McAuliffe’s campaign which funded the attacks.
Conversely, Cuccinelli was unable to defend himself in the media due to lack of funds mostly due to the RNC. The RNC contributed a measly $3 million to Cuccinelli’s campaign whereas they contributed $9 million to McDonnell’s campaign in 2009. Only in the final days of the campaign did the GOP praise Cuccinelli when it appeared that he was closing the gap.
Adding further injury, the Left fielded independent candidate Robert Sarvis disguised as a Libertarian. An Obama campaign bundler paid the lion’s share of the fees to have Sarvis placed on the ballot. Sarvis had no chance at winning but managed to garner 6+% of the votes away from Cuccinelli.
Incidentally, Ron Paul, the champion of Libertarianism campaigned for Cuccinelli while warning voters that Sarvis was a plant. Sarvis favored gun control, Global Warming and other goofy lefty ideals.
The final tally:
McAuliffe – 47.74%
Cuccinelli – 45.25%
Sarvis – 6.52%
Had the RNC supported Cuccinelli’s campaign then the outcome would most likely had been different.
The bottom line is the left cheated their way into Virginia’s state house, with the help of the Republican establishment…
BUT … just barely.