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Cuccinelli Supports Jackson, Runs From His Statements

given how far to the right Ken Cuccinelli is, it’s really kind of hard to believe that Republican voters in Virginia actually managed to put someone on the ticket with him who is even worse. So now Cuccinelli is having to support E.W. Jackson’s nomination while also trying to distance himself from some of the batshit crazy things Jackson says.

Cuccinelli told a crowd in Abingdon, VA on Monday that he wants Jackson, as Lt. Governor, breaking ties in the currently split Virginia Senate: “I don’t need to know what the subject matter that’s going to tie up 20-20 that the LG can vote on will be. I’m confident that we’re going to get the right vote every single time out of E.W. Jackson. So I’m glad he’s on this ticket, too.”

But in a statement to the Virginia Pilot, Cuccinelli also said he would not answer questions about his new running mate’s views. “We are not defending any of our running mates’ statements now or in the future,” he noted, adding “The people of Virginia need to get comfortable with each candidate individually.”

So his views are so extreme that you refuse to defend them, but you still want him on the ticket. Glad you’re being principled on this one.

Comments

  1. sailor1031 says

    You’d have to be pretty loonie to expect principle from Cuccinelli. I applaud the Virginia GOP for finding someone for the LG slot who is even worse than Ken – from whom even Gov. McDonnell tries to distance himself. This must not have been an easy search.

  2. says

    “We are not defending any of our running mates’ statements now or in the future,” he noted, adding “The people of Virginia need to get comfortable with each candidate individually.”

    “We”? “Our”? Going straight for the royal “we”, are we?

  3. acroyear says

    well, one advantage Cooch has is that the election is separate – he doesn’t have to stand by the Republican Lt Gov candidates (any of them, but the now endorsed Jackson in particular) because he isn’t elected on their statements but solely his own (which are bad enough, of course).

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