On Tuesday morning, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, was supported by hundreds of other Republicans and Tea Party members while he gave a speech about keeping limited government in the commonwealth.
Before Cuccinelli was even able to speak, Republican chairman of Virginia’s Tenth District John Whitbeck made an uneasy joke that many found to be anti-Semitic and Cuccinelli had to find a way to get that negative attention away from his campaign. In an article published in The Atlantic Wire, Cuccinelli’s campaign strategist Chris La Civita said, “I don’t even know who the guy is. It’s wholly inappropriate and not connected to the campaign. And it’s not reflective of Ken Cuccinelli.”
The focus of Cuccinelli’s speech was towards anti-Obamacare and anti-EPA. Cuccinelli has been anti-EPA for years and in 2010 he filed a motion in court to get the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to change its decision about regulating green house gas emissions. Of all the points he hit on, education seemed to resonate the loudest amongst his supporters.
Closing the rally was radio talk host Mark Levin who is an avid supporter of Cuccinelli. He was quoted as saying “I’ll be damned if I’m going to watch Terry McAuliffe be governor of Virginia.”