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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 08:37 AM

Va. AG candidate Mark Obenshain is Cuccinelli’s clone

From today's Washington Post editorial staff:

THE 30-SECOND television spot on behalf of Virginia state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, the Republican candidate for attorney general, starts and ends with his daughter, Tucker, telling Virginians that “Dad will . . . grow our economy with new jobs” and “voted for policies that have created thousands of jobs.” If only.

In fact, this year Mr. Obenshain voted against the state’s most critical jobs-creating legislation in decades — the landmark transportation bill that will pump billions of dollars into upgrading Virginia’s rapidly failing transportation network, which stood at the brink of bankruptcy. Every significant business organization in the state backed the bill, which was signed by the Republican governor.

Mr. Obenshain’s vote mirrored the position of the man he hopes to succeed and emulate: Ken Cuccinelli II, the current attorney general and GOP candidate for governor. With Mr. Cuccinelli trailing badly in the polls, along with the embarrassing Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson, party leaders have braced for a crushing defeat.


Outrageously, Mr. Obenshain sought to force women to report miscarriages to the authorities. His explanation — that he was doing the bidding of a prosecutor who sought to protect newborn babies and that he withdrew the bill when he grasped its flaws — casts doubt on his basic legal competence and qualification for the office he now seeks.

Whole editorial here:


GOTV, VA. Not voting can put this clown in office.

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