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Exclusive: Chairman Priebus Speaks Out About Cuccinelli Loss
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:31:04 PM »

Exclusive: Chairman Priebus Speaks Out About Cuccinelli Loss
Daniel Doherty | Nov 06, 2013

After Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli narrowly lost his bid for governor last night to Terry McAuliffe, many Republicans -- and conservatives, in particular -- are asking a lot of questions about why the Republican candidate was so handily outspent. Pushing back on the narrative that the RNC is somehow solely responsible, Chairman Reince Priebus told Townhall that the RNC did its job -- and did it commendably:

“The RNC’s mission is to pay and fund a ground operation,” he said. “ Our mission is not to buy unlimited ads on television. And we ran and put together two incredibly well-run ground operations in Virginia and New Jersey. And the Virginia GOP, the New Jersey GOP, the Cuccinelli campaign and the Christie campaign all did an incredible job along with the RNC in running that ground operation. There is no doubt that without that mission accomplished in Virginia that this race wouldn’t have been as close as it was.”

He added: “[N]obody is complaining about the ground operation in Virginia. We sat down early with the campaigns -- in both New Jersey and Virginia -- [and decided] the RNC’s role was to fund the ground operation. And it was very well done.”

Townhall asked if there was anything else the RNC could have done -- or perhaps done better -- to put Cuccinelli over the finish line:

“Certainly,” he said. “You always want to do more. And obviously if there was some consistent tracking showing a two or three point race -- yeah, maybe you go to the bank and you borrow money. Listen, there’s always room to look back and arm-chair quarterback. But given the circumstances and the mission of the RNC -- which is to fund the ground operation -- we did that. And actually the ground operation was well done.”

As of this writing, the RNC spent roughly three times as much money in Virginia than the DNC.
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Re: Exclusive: Chairman Priebus Speaks Out About Cuccinelli Loss
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 01:25:22 PM »
People proudly claim they won't send any money to the RNC, then complain that the RNC didn't do what they wanted with the RNC money.

News and opinion journalism offer less and less facts, are more and more unsupported claims.

And low information readers lap it up. Fact: Cucc had less money. What about the Tea Parties' and his own fundraising? Why not call those into question?

How did Cucc's fundasing compare to previous VA GOP governors' funds?

Is the GOP reputation damaged, by McDonald? Did the government shutdown damage Cucc's chances?

Sometimes coming up short is simply the candidate and the overall effort didn't measure up. McDonald won 58% of the vote, just 4 short years ago. Migration and demographics don't account for over a ten point shortfall by Cucc.


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Re: Exclusive: Chairman Priebus Speaks Out About Cuccinelli Loss
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 01:34:41 PM »
You do realize McDonald and his wife are both in a lot of legal trouble right now because of their dealings in VA?  And as a result of their legal problems Cooch was unable to tap into the network someone running for governor following the same party in VA normally can tap into to help their campaign. 
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