Sunday, May 5, 2013

Will ALEC Keep Control of VA Governor's Office?

From WashPo
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has an early lead over businessman Terry McAuliffe in their race for governor, a new Washington Post poll shows, even as most voters in the commonwealth have yet to engage in the nationally watched contest.

Six months before Election Day, Cuccinelli (R) has a slender 46 to 41percent edge over McAuliffe (D) among all Virginia voters and a significant 51 to 41percent lead among those who say they’re certain to cast ballots in November. But those numbers may change before then: The poll found that barely 10 percent say they are following the campaign “very closely” and that nearly half of the electorate says they’re either undecided or could change their minds.

From InsideALEC - May 2008

From InsideALEC - April 2009

And would the new ALEC governor send his staff to ALEC meetings like McDonnell does?
For example, the governor’s chief policy adviser, J. Jasen Eige, included a $2,107 trip paid by the state for the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Utah in August.
An example of MORE taxpayer money funding the American Legislative Exchange Council!!!!
I can't figure out why Eige didn't get a "ALEC corporate scholarship" reimbursing him for 100% of his conference costs - but then maybe he did.

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