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  •  No guarantees - he is tied with Cuccinelli (12+ / 0-)

    in the polls, and he is none to popular, for good reason. McAuliffe is obviously a vastly superior alternative, but it's not certain the VA electorate will agree, especially in an low-turnout off-off-year election, as Virginia's gubernatorial elections are. This could go either way.

    "A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." - George Bernard Shaw

    by Drobin on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:54:03 AM PDT

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    •  Democrats are popular with the VA electorate (3+ / 0-)
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      but Terry McAuliffe isn't so much.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 01:46:34 PM PDT

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    •  No Gov of same Party as sitting POTUS... (0+ / 0-)

      ...since 1965 in Virginia.

      I REALLY hope this particular record is broken, but the dynamics which cause it to happen are sometimes sown in reaction to unpopular DC politics. In '93 it was "HillaryCare", and at this point Chained CPI could prove enough to tip the balance.

      It would be ironic if Terry McAuliffe ran to the front of a very vocal pushback against it to shore up his chances in November, wouldn't it?

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 02:01:40 AM PDT

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