In a press release from the Terry McAuliffe campaign, Josh Schwerin asserts that Cuccinelli is “Not for Us.”
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for governor released a new ad today, “Not For Us”, highlighting Ken Cuccinelli’s office helping an out-of-state energy company rip off Southwest Virginia landowners. A federal judge has called the Attorney General’s office’s actions “shocking” and the Inspector General has opened an investigation. Ken Cuccinelli even turned around and took more than $100,000 in campaign donations from the energy company his office was helping.
“Ken Cuccinelli told Southwest Virginians that he would fight for them, but it turns out his office was helping an out-of-state energy company rip off Southwest Virginia landowners,” said McAuliffe spokesperson Josh Schwerin. “Ken Cuccinelli has proven time and again that his main priority is furthering his own ideological and political agenda even when it hurts the Virginians he’s supposed to represent.”
Transcript, “Not for Us”Ken Cuccinelli: Southwest Virginia has never had anybody fight harder for them than I have …
Announcer: But now dozens of new emails have been uncovered that show Ken Cuccinelli’s office helping an out of state energy company rip off Southwest Virginia landowners.The same energy company that’s funneled over $100,000 to Cuccinelli’s campaign
Ken Cuccinelli. He’s really not for us.
Headline: Dozens of emails surface from Virginia AG office to gas company [Bristol Herald Courier, 8/20/13]
Federal Judge “Shocked” by Cuccinelli’s Help to Companies “Against Charges They Bilked Landowners Out of Royalties”
In June 2013, the AP reported, “A federal judge said she is shocked that an assistant Virginia attorney general has been helping two natural gas companies, one a major donor to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign, defend themselves against charges they bilked landowners out of royalties.” [AP, 6/7/13]
“The Company Has Funneled $111,044 into His Campaign Coffers” In August 2013, the Bristol Herald Courier reported, “Adding to the fire is the role CNX parent company CONSOL Energy has as one of the top financial contributors to Cuccinelli’s campaign. The company has funneled $111,044 into his campaign coffers since 2012, according to campaign watchdog Virginia Public Access Project.” [Bristol Herald Courier, 8/20/13]