The highly anticipated debate between Democrat gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli happened Wednesday night, but we are still lacking some answers.
Senator Ted Cruz has been trying his hardest to defund Obamacare. When asked about his opinion, Cuccinelli has been dodging every straight answer and this continued Wednesday night at the debate. He has been asked several times about whether or not he supports Cruz’s stance and all he’s done is beat around the bush.
In a press release received Wednesday from McAuliffe’s campaign, spokesperson Josh Schwerin said, “At last night’s debate, Ken Cuccinelli refused to clearly condemn the threat of a government shutdown as a bargaining chip to push an ideological agenda. He has focused his career on fighting divisive ideological battles and is about to bring Senator Ted Cruz, the leader of the shutdown movement, to Virginia. Ken Cuccinelli nearly killed the entire state budget in Virginia over his battle to defund Planned Parenthood. It’s time for Ken Cuccinelli to give Virginians the straight answer they deserve.”
Many Virginians are waiting for the answer to this important question. Could deflecting these questions gain him more negative attention and ultimately change the course of the race? We will have to wait and see.