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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:58 AM

Virginia governor race exposes GOP civil war

And Republicans aren't happy about it


Virgina’s governor race has become a reflection of the larger rift within in the Republican party, with the ultra-conservative presumptive nominee Ken Cuccinelli alienating mainstream Republicans and inviting a third-party challenge from the state’s more moderate lieutenant governor.

The National Journal reports:

Republicans are viewing the governor’s race with increased urgency. Conservatives are turning against popular GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was frequently mentioned as a 2016 presidential candidate. The state limits the governor to one term. Many of the party’s business allies are breaking with Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP’s nominee for governor, dissatisfied with his focus on polarizing social issues in kicking off his campaign. And the state’s GOP lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling, is openly mulling a third-party bid, which is looking more plausible by the day.

Cuccinelli has called the Obama administration “the biggest set of lawbreakers in America,” and sued the administration (over the health care law), the EPA and a climate scientist. Not to mention the fact that he tiptoes around birthers, and supports anti-abortion and anti-contraception laws.


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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:04 AM

1. If Kenny boy wins this will be a big set back for women. I hope women are paying


attention to this man. He set the state back several years. Religious right need to stay out of politics.

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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:17 AM

2. Wow a one term limit?

I guess that is good if you have a Republican governor. It seems like 2 terms is pretty standard. In Oregon it is worded 2 consecutive terms which is the reason we have a governor serving his 3rd term after sitting out 8 years.

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