Forgot the LA Times link!!I'm surprised Nobraina/Galt didn't pick this one up, seeing as how he's pretending to be in CA these days
""In Virginia, government shutdown already hurting a GOP candidate
Just weeks fro
m an election for governor, Republican Ken Cuccinelli has seen his poll numbers tumble since federal agencies were closed.
""ICHMOND, Va.ó Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor, not Congress, but the Virginia Republican is struggling to dodge the political fallout from Capitol Hill.
His campaign in this crucial battleground state is in danger of becoming the first political casualty of the federal government shutdown, which Americans largely blame on Republicans.
With the election just weeks away, Cuccinelli's poll numbers have tumbled since federal agencies were closed Oct. 1. The conservative state attorney general was already lagging, but he went from within striking distance of a vulnerable Democrat to trailing by 8 to 10 percentage points in three independent polls.
As the candidate, a tea party favorite, seeks to distance himself from fellow activists in Congress, national Republican leaders are worried that a key office they expected to hold in a closely watched election is slipping away.""
Thank you, Ted CommieCruz!!