Cuccinelli launches the first Virginia gubernatorial TV ad

posted at 1:21 pm on April 26, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

The television-ad portion of the campaign will be officially up and running starting this Monday; there will certainly be many more between now and what’s shaping up to be a close Virginia gubernatorial race this November, but I’m thinking that this is probably a pretty darn good start for Cuccinelli’s campaign. The McAuliffe Democrats are predictably trying to brand Cuccinelli as The Most Socially Conservative, War on Women-waging, Bigoted, Outside-the-Mainstream, Todd-Akinesque Extremist Evah, and this ad kind of says, “Okay, you want to talk social issues? Let’s talk social issues, because I will beat you in a Most-Compassionate contest all. day. long.”

“I’m Teiro Cuccinelli. My husband Ken has spent his life standing up for the vulnerable and those in need. He’s worked the night shift at a homeless shelter, spent his college days leading efforts to prevent sexual assaults, and represented those suffering from mental illness. As Attorney General, Ken fought to find and prosecute child predators and human traffickers. Virginia deserves a governor who is experienced, principled, and honest. I think you’ll find that’s what Ken Cuccinelli is all about.”

Having his wife do the talking on his behalf is a nice softener to his hardass-conservative image, and spending your career fighting sexual assault/human trafficking/child predators is definitely nothing to sneeze at. Virginia’s purplish voters are still fairly unfamiliar with both of the candidates, and given the all but guaranteed nature of the Democrats’ forthcoming ideological, ‘extremist’ attacks, this looks like a pretty solid way to get out in front of them.


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Virginia’s purplish voters are still fairly unfamiliar with both of the candidates, and given the all but guaranteed nature of the Democrats’ forthcoming ideological, ‘extremist’ attacks, this looks like a pretty solid way to get out in front of them.

Come spend a week with this Virginian, and I’ll show you how purple it really is here. Where I live, its almost becoming a dangerous thing to say “Obama” out loud in public.

BobMbx on April 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I don’t want to say I’ll move if this state elects freaking Terry McAuliffe, but I’d be mighty tempted.

changer1701 on April 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Virginia’s purplish voters are still fairly unfamiliar with both of the candidates, and given the all but guaranteed nature of the Democrats’ forthcoming ideological, ‘extremist’ attacks, this looks like a pretty solid way to get out in front of them.

Ken Cuccinelli has done a pretty good job of positioning himself. He released eight years worth of taxes just to put McAuliffe under the gun to do likewise. And unlike Mitt, he isn’t letting the enemy define who he is or what positions he holds (Mitt lost VA in large part because of an ad appealing to stupid women that actually made the claim that Romeny wanted to ban all abortions).

BTW- 80% of McAuliffe’s fundraising has come from unions. What do you suppose that says about right-to-work if this corrupt bastard gets elected governor?

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Get ‘em, Ken!

Where I live, its almost becoming a dangerous thing to say “Obama” out loud in public.

BobMbx on April 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

As it should be.

petefrt on April 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

6 months to go. Lots to happen between now and then, but this is a great ad!

22044 on April 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Come spend a week with this Virginian, and I’ll show you how purple it really is here. Where I live, its almost becoming a dangerous thing to say “Obama” out loud in public.

BobMbx on April 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Well this Virginian lives behind enemy lines in the occupied blue zone of Northern Virginia. Even though he’s from Fairfax County, Cuccinelli will have to work hard for the vote here because of all the worthless parasites that infest this part of the state.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Well this Virginian lives behind enemy lines in the occupied blue zone of Northern Virginia. Even though he’s from Fairfax County, Cuccinelli will have to work hard for the vote here because of all the worthless parasites that infest this part of the state.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

So, in his next ad, he should run a story line about how he stood up for those poor urban kids in Virginia Beach when they beat the reporters up for no reason and he did nothing. That should get some support up there.

DDay on April 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Well this Virginian lives behind enemy lines in the occupied blue zone of Northern Virginia. Even though he’s from Fairfax County, Cuccinelli will have to work hard for the vote here because of all the worthless parasites that infest this part of the state.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Poll watchers. Question every person that walks into a precinct to vote. Overwhelm the precincts with election judges or election officers from the ranks of conservative groups.

Get pro-active. Tired of voter fraud? Then do something to stop it.

BobMbx on April 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

If you live in Virginia and want to work the polls, follow this link

BobMbx on April 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Virginia deserves a governor who is experienced, principled, and honest.

Foreshadowing that he will try to paint McAuliffe as a corrupt, lying SOB? Certainty, making the case will be easier in that it is true…

18-1 on April 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

So, in his next ad, he should run a story line about how he stood up for those poor urban kids in Virginia Beach when they beat the reporters up for no reason and he did nothing. That should get some support up there.

DDay on April 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

No, for Northern Virginia he should point out how he refused to prosecute Patrick Moran for attempted voter fraud. You know darling Patrick, I’m sure. Jim Moran’s little boy who likes to push women’s faces into walls- just like daddy.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Question every person that walks into a precinct to vote. Overwhelm the precincts with election judges or election officers from the ranks of conservative groups.

Get pro-active. Tired of voter fraud? Then do something to stop it.

BobMbx on April 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I’m not sure how much good it would do. Last November I saw a guy who admitted that he was not registered to vote given a provisional ballot.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Foreshadowing that he will try to paint McAuliffe as a corrupt, lying SOB? Certainty, making the case will be easier in that it is true…

18-1 on April 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

First and foremost, the case needs to be made that McAuliffe is not a Virginian.

Cuccinelli was born in NJ but went to George Mason and UVA. McAuliffe is involved with a green car company who is building a huge plant….. In Mississippi. McAuliffe was investigated for selling his shares in Global Crossing just before the company went bankrupt. He is slime and his time with the Clintons alone can make the ethics charges stick.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

First and foremost, the case needs to be made that McAuliffe is not a Virginian.

Happy Nomad on April 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Yup. They need to also portray Terry (just call him Terry) as some slimy, smiling toad that is too cartoonish and not dignified enough to be Virginia’s next governor. They need to do that before Terry tries to morph himself into Mark Warner, of course.

Punchenko on April 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM

My Neighbor is a former treasury agent. He is still upset about Mac getting away with fraud back in the 90′s. He said they had him cold looking at 15 years in prison but Janet Reno shelved it.

faol on April 26, 2013 at 3:44 PM