“People can look at my record and see that what I campaign on is what I pursue.” That’s what Ken Cuccinelli said during tonight’s debate. That’s right, the same person who famously bragged about lying to the press about his past campaigns is once again trying to deceive voters about his extreme agenda.
Here’s our post-debate online ad showing Cuccinelli’s cynical history of deceiving voters by pretending to address important issues like jobs or transportation. Cuccinelli himself has admitted on multiple occasions that no matter what issues he talks about publicly, his main focus will always be instituting his extreme social agenda.
Cuccinelli: We“Told The Post We Were Talking About Transportation…They Bought It.” In a January 2006 speech to the Leadership Institute, Cuccinelli discussed how he won his first election: “We won from the churches, on pro-life, and taxes, that was it, that was all we did. Did the same thing in the general election – told the Post we were talking about transportation. They bought it.” [Leadership Institute, 1/4/06, Video]
Cuccinelli: “If You Want To Fight Abortion, You Have To Fill Potholes.” In a live chat hosted by the Family Foundation, Cuccinelli stressed how his main focus will remain banning abortion. He said, “As a Senator, there is no substitute for doing the basics, i.e., getting the streets fixed and the police paid, and there are many things we deal with that don’t implicate core principles, but it is those few issues of principles that I find so motivating. But, to fight for my principles, I have to be good at serving my constituents as best I can. As my friend Del. Bob Marshall says, ‘if you want to fight abortion, you have to fill potholes.’” [Family Foundation, Live Chat, 3/7/08]