Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has lost one Republican vote in his bid for governor, per The Hill. Well, at least one, but this particular one is notable.
The Cooch has a few, erm, issues to contend with these days. I mean other than wanting to outlaw abortion, even for women who have been raped. And Oops! he failed to disclose gift vacations. And he wants sodomy outlawed. He’s also a birther (which he denied), a homophobe, and a climate change denier.
And now this:
Longtime Virginia Republican strategist Boyd Marcus is switching teams to back Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, according to The Associated Press.
Marcus, who was the architect of Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore's (R) successful 1997 campaign and has advised House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R), is endorsing McAuliffe and will advise his campaign. [...]
The decision to back McAuliffe is a sign of a divided Virginia Republican Party. There has been plenty of tension between establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives who are the base of Cuccinelli's support.
Marcus thinks that McAuliffe would be better at playing nicely with both parties.
So Cooch, how's that shiny new Republican makeover workin' out for ya?