Big gun lobby dollars heading to Virginia governor’s race

Money will be pouring in from both sides of the gun debate as Terry McAuliffe (D) – former Democratic National Committee chairman tied closely with Bill and Hillary Clinton – takes on Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis for the governor’s seat in Virginia next month.

Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Guns (MAG) super PAC is sending $1.1 million.

As the final two weeks of the Virginia gubernatorial election draw near, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control super PAC is committed to spending $1.1 million on ads for Terry McAuliffe (D).

The NRA is taking on McAuliffe.

In an October report of its September receipts, the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund (NRA PAC) showed that it spent $466,273 to highlight VA gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s (D) war on law-abiding gun owners.

The gun-control crowd will point to the recent MAG success putting Corey Booker (D-N.J.) into the U.S. Senate, but New Jersey is already far-left when it comes to gun control. Virginia – except for areas right near Washington, D.C. – is very much gun country.

I think the end result – if this was a one-issue election – would favor Cuccinelli, but remember there is a Libertarian candidate who can certainly snag some Republican votes, especially in the current “RINOs suck” climate.

Thanks to AWR Hawkins for both Big Government posts linked above.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on October 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

    See Colorado.? That said, this is? yet another reason that RINOs need to be expunged.

  2. ricbee on October 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve sent money to”Cuccinelli for Governor” PO Box 6407,Springfield,VA 22150-
    coincidentally my brother’s hometown.I’d like to be able to carry there.

  3. bien-pensant on October 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I know that Terry McAuliffe (D) ? former Democratic National Committee chairman — has gotten all of the lap-dog Left Stream Media’s attention and adoration.
    He does not deserve it. He is a gun grabber. He is a gun banner. He is opposed to the Constitution and everything that it stands for. He is not an American! He is a liberal democrat! The worst of the worst! It is only his legacy with the DNC and with the Clintons that is giving him lift.
    With Obama’s coattails on fire due to the un-ACA’s disastrous roll out (and his many other lies to the American people), tying McAuliffe (D) to Obama should be like putting a millstone around a drowning liberal’s neck.
    I’ll send a contribution to the NRA to help them to fight this liberal scourge and elect a Pro-Second Amendment candidate to be Governor of Virginia.
    Will the Americans of Virginia rally to defeat the democrat?

    • ricbee on October 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      I sent it directly to Cuccinelli,he seems a fine man.
      See address above.

  4. SeeingRed on October 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

    VA scares the heck out of me.? I lived in Norther VA for ten years, ending in 1995.? At the time, the inside the beltway vote was split but leaned left – it’s now a solid RED.? This extends out west for 25 miles now…that The Punk could be Guv is outrageous, but there are too many takers, too many living off of gubmint in the north.

    • ricbee on October 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

      You do mean”blue”don’t you?


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