THE WAR on women could not have a better example than the Virginia governors race between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli. Quinnipiac’s latest polling shows McAuliffe up 5 points in a race where neither man is seen to have a clear advantage.
McAuliffe is as connected a Democratic elite politician can get, tied closely to the Clintons.
In Virginia, Republicans are out to do what Sam Brownback did in Kansas. Take freedom away from women and how the power to the state government on the most personal matters.
Not only that, but Ken Cuccinelli wants to mimic Sam Brownback’s TURN THE CLOCK back campaign on women, especially targeting poor women by making reproductive services harder to get by closing women’s clinics throughout the state.
Jezebel did totally awesome coverage of Planned Parenthood’s photobomb Cuccinelli tool that’s spectacular. [I used it in the photo above.] If you don’t know how bad Cuccinelli would be for women read up!
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a slight 43 – 38 percent lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race to become Virginia’s next governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
While Virginia may be considered a “swing state” in presidential elections, trial heats for 2016 find that both Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner would carry the Old Dominion by comfortable double-digits margins if the White House voting were today, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
The McAuliffe-Cuccinelli race has been a tossup since Quinnipiac University began surveying the contest late last year, with a March 27 survey showing Cuccinelli at 40 percent to McAuliffe’s 38 percent, a statistical tie.
“The governor’s race remains tight and could well go all the way to November as a close contest,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling institute. “The 17 percent of voters who say they are undecided will determine the Commonwealth’s next governor. At this point neither man seems to have much of an edge.”
This is an important race for Democrats to win, which is why Senator Warner has been stumping for Terry McAuliffe, as has Senator Tim Kaine. They want very badly to win Virginia.
Given how extreme Ken Cuccinelli is and what a Republican win would mean for women everyone should hope Virginia turns blue in November.