With the election less than 2 weeks away, Republican Gubernatorial candidate and current VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is down 17 behind Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe.
The survey of 1000 likely voters was conducted 10/20/13 by the independent pollster Rassmussen and showed the republican candidate at his lowest numbers to date, with only 33% of the vote compared to McAuliffe 50%. This new data shows an interesting change from a 9/25 Rassmussen poll that showed the candidates only 6 points ahead – McAuliffe at 44% and Cuccinelli at 38%.
Campaign finance reports indicate the Family Research Council Action PAC on Sept. 30 made a $5,000 contribution to E.W. Jackson’s campaign; he’s running for lieutenant governor. The group also donated $20,000 to Cuccinelli’s campaign on Aug. 31.
Obenshain’s campaign on Sept. 10 received a $10,000 contribution from Pat Robertson, according to a campaign finance report it filed with the Virginia Board of Elections on Oct. 15. The anti-gay televangelist also gave $2,500 to Jackson’s campaign on Aug. 31.
Foster Friess, who backed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential bid, on Sept. 19 gave Cuccinelli’s campaign $20,000. Campaign finance reports further indicate the billionaire businessman has thus far contributed $50,000 to the attorney general’s gubernatorial campaign.