virginia governor's race

The Ad Responsible For Tightening The Governor's Race? See It Here!

When Sean Hannity is impressed with a television ad in a gubernatorial campaign, the ad gets notoriety. When Rush Limbaugh talks about it, it skyrockets. That's the case with an ad by Fight For Tomorrow that absolutely nails it when explaining the destructive policies of liberalism. The two most listened to radio talk show hosts recently praised a particular ad running in the Virginia governor's race, "Don't Detroit Virginia," (see below) that illustrates what liberal policies have done to once great cities and states, such as Detroit and California. (Detroit, as abundantly documented, looks like a war zone, with high crime, gutted buildings, schools in name only, destroyed families, high welfare and double digit unemployment; and has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in history. California, which recently passed a law to allow for more than two parents, has chronic high unemployment, out of control regulations, unaccountable public employee unions, and a debt larger than many countries.) It documents how everything from economic policy, excessive regulations, cronyism, social policies that fracture families, and failing and politically correct education, has led to rotting and bankrupt cities, dysfunctional schools, valueless culture, closed businesses and lost jobs, and high state debt from misguided and discredited programs, and the resulting family financial strain of higher taxes. In each case, these policies were enacted by liberal politicians who were elected and enabled by a "Gang of Five" — extremely liberal politicians, elitist media, smear groups and PACs, Wall Street liberals and Hollywood partisans.

If it sounds familiar, it's because these same groups are actively involved in Democrat Terry McAuliffe's campaign for governor and they all have weighed in by attacking Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, as well as the GOP candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain, respectively. The ad exposes this by showing the ties they have to McAuliffe and in focus groups it produces as much as an 8-point swing in voters' candidate preferences.

It ran early on in the campaign but Fight For Tomorrow does not have pockets as deep as the wealth liberal groups, and was pulled. The gap between the candidates grew. After the nationwide PR (both hosts talked it up heavily and played the audio, and Hannity combined it with an interview of Cuccinelli, click here), donations picked up and it went back on the air. Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller also featured a story on an another Fight For Tomorrow ad that features McAuliffe's gaffes and newspaper accounts that label him "deeply unserious" (see here).

The polls are now closing. Coincidence? It's amazing what the truth can do when told boldly. Fight For Tomorrow, comprised of five people who pooled some limited resources to get involved in this crucial race, can't compete financially with the rich liberal elite who are pounding Virginia's airwaves. However, along with its recent surge in donations and online presence, the ads are reaching thousands. They are below for you to view and forward to friends, family and church members, and to share on your social media sites.

Don't Detroit Virginia! Stop McAuliffe and the Gang of Five from ruining the Commonwealth. 

The Great One, Rush Limbaugh, delves into the ad, its content and its campaign implications. 

Terry McAuliffe: This ad documents that even his media friends think he is "deeply unserious."

Virginia News Stand: October 8, 2009

Annotations & Elucidations  The Late And Washington Post Poll Edition

The big news was from the Washington Post this afternoon, when it releases its latest poll showing all three Republicans — Bob McDonnell, Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Senator Ken Cuccinelli — leading their respective races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general by nine points. The other big news today concerning the statewide races is that Cuccinelli's opponent for attorney general, Democrat Delegate Steve Shannon, tried to emulate his gubernatorial ticket mate Creigh Deeds in question dodging (see Tertium Quids below). Who does it better? You watch. You decide.

Other than that, the debt is at third world levels, the CBO says BaucusCare is nearly as expensive, the Supreme Court hears a religious liberty case, and a more ineffective "jobs programs" is on its way. The good news is that we have some superior insights from Larry Kudlow, Michelle Malkin, Bobby Eberle, Michael Barone and Lisa Fabrizio on ObamaCare, his Olympic flame-out and political weakness, and how to create real and plenty jobs.  

News:

McDonnell Widens Lead in Virginia Governor's Race (Washington Post)

WaPo Poll: McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli all +9 (Tertium Quids Blog)

Explicit 'Banned Book' Infuriates Virginia Father, Leads to School Review (FoxNews.com)

Democrats beg Deeds for positive message (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Democrats vowing to hold strong in fight for governor (Northern Virginia Daily)

Deeds avoids Obama, embraces Warner (Washington Times)

Videos Highlight Dueling Images (Washington Post)

Meanwhile, at the AG Debate . . . (Tertium Quids Blog)

Delegates candidates speak at Henrico forum (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Contrasting Candidates Enter Final Month In Race For House Of Delegates (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Hurt will seek GOP nomination to challenge Perriello (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National News:

Sharp debate at high court over cross on US land (AP/GOPUSA.com)

CBO: Budget deficit triples to record $1.4T in 2009 (AP/GOPUSA.com)

Health bill would cost $829B, cover 94 percent (AP/GOPUSA.com)

Bill increases spending on food stamps, nutrition (AP/GOPUSA.com)

Lawmaker: Cost of presidential copter tripled (AP/GOPUSA.com)

Obama huddles with Democratic leaders over jobs (AP/GOPUSA.com)

Commentary:

The Mundell-Laffer Solution (Larry Kudlow/GOPUSA.com)

Weak Himself, Obama Draws Strength From Bush (Michael Barone/GOPUSA.com)

O-lympics (Lisa Fabrizio/GOPUSA.com)

Couldn't the 'Men in White Coats' Just Take Obama Away? (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)

Spin Doctors For Obamacare (Michelle Malkin/GOPUSA.com)

Obama's 'No I in Team Syndrome (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)

Virginia News Stand: December 3, 2008

We had this posted a while ago, but then our host went down and the post disappeared. So, sorry for the technical problems, but that's why this is so late. Here I go, trying this again. It probably means any post of substance is delayed until tomorrow. The News Stand today is a great cross section of papers heavy with articles on the already-in-progress 2009 gubernatorial campaign that kicked off with a forum last night that included all four candidates. The rest of the articles pertain to the ever increasing state budget deficit. We also include an opinion piece concerning the Pledge of Allegiance. There's lots to mull over and consider, but unlike more conventional corner news stands, here there's never a charge. Enjoy your reading.

Va. gubernatorial hopefuls appear at Times-Dispatch (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Va. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Throw Out Their First Pitches (Washington Post)

Transportation still priority (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Governor's race off to early start in Richmond (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Gubernatorial hopefuls meet for forum (Roanoke Times)

Virginia governor candidates preview race (Washington Times)

Education cuts called possible (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Virginia's budget shortfall forecast approaching $2.8B (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Budget's shortfall expected to worsen (Roanoke Times)

Revenue losses may rise, Kaine says (Washington Times)

Grim State Budget Forecast Ups Anxiety (Washington Post)

Opinion:

It's Time to Update the Pledge (Newsweek/Washington Post)