Brownlee Report Mentions Crystal Clear Conservative
December 8, 2008
One would think that John Brownlee’s campaign would do their research before sending out their report. As someone who runs the Bloggers 4 Ken Cuccinelli blog, you would think they would not want to quote their opponent’s supporter. However, I was surprised to have received their report to find that they borrowed a quote from me to twist it in their favor. Yes, this race is too close to call, but it is not in your favor, Mr. Brownlee.
Another interesting point from this report is that Brownlee quoted undecided voters in his statistics. The straw poll was decided based on the people who were able to cast the votes. This means that people had their minds made up when voting. Ken Cuccinelli won the Straw Poll and Brownlee was in second place. Clearly, more people support Cuccinelli, and the undecided vote would not have a factor, since it was a straw poll. Another additional factor to consider: the luncheon was right after the debate. More people were concerned about getting good seats at the luncheon and decided to go upstairs without casting a vote. This is not to say that they were undecided voters.
On Saturday morning at the Advance, attendees had the opportunity to see our three candidates for Attorney General meet in their first debate (more on that below). After the debate, a straw poll was held. No candidate received a majority of the vote (remember a candidate in a convention must receive a majority in order to receive the nomination).
320 votes were cast in the poll; Ken Cuccinelli received 153 (47.8%), John Brownlee received 123 (38.4%) and David Foster Received 44 (13.8%). RPV staff confirms there were 530+ registrants for the Advance, meaning at least 210 Republican registrants did not vote and may be undecided at this time in the Attorney General contest. Considering the 210 as undecided, the race stands at:
We are excited and encouraged by these results. First and foremost, the straw poll shows the race for Attorney General is wide open. One of our opponent’s primary arguments to voters is that he is the inevitable nominee. This past weekend’s gathering has laid that argument to rest. As the blog Crystal Clear Conservative puts it, “…this race is way too close to call. It will be a tight race until the Convention on [May 30].”
There is still a lot of time left to get delegates for the Convention on May 30. I am supporting Ken Cuccinelli, as he will stand on behalf for our core principles and adhere to the Constitution. From the results at the AG debate on Saturday, Cuccinelli offers the experience and understanding needed for the office of Attorney General.
**Cross Posted at Crystal Clear Conservative