Va. governor’s race creates strange bedfellows

Posted at 1:24 AM, Aug 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-26 01:25:01-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- "Politics creates strange bedfellows" is a quote that is as relevant in Richmond as it is in Washington.

During the 2013 campaign for governor, the last few weeks have seen unlikely politicos join together in either support for causes or for full out endorsements.

Last week, longtime republican strategist Boyd Marcus endorsed Terry McAuliffe for Governor.

A week earlier, longtime Democratic Strategist Paul Goldman joined Ken Cuccinelli in support of a tax credit change to help school districts fix schools.

While Goldman emphasized he is not supporting Cuccinelli but merely working with him, he admitted that his move has upset some within his own ranks.

"There are some small minded Democrats who say I oughta say nothin," Goldman said.

While it is impossible to say which candidate has gathered the most unlikley of supporters, it is possible to tell which candidate is leading.

According to a Quinipiac Poll out last week, McAuliffe is up 48-42 percent.

While the top of the ticket may be concerned about reaching out to garner unlikely friends, the bottom of the ticket candidates are just hoping for any kind of support.

According to Quinipiac, over 75 percent of Virginians do not know know enough about the candidates running for Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General.

  • EW Jackson is running to be LG for the Republican Party.
  • Ralph Northam is running to be LG for the Democratic Party.
  • Mark Herring is running to be AG for the Democratic Party.
  • Mark Obenshain is running to be AG for the Republican Party.