Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe stick to talking points, attacks in first statewide debate Staff
Posted: Sep 26, 2013 10:15 AM
Virginia's gubernatorial candidates had their first debate in front of a statewide audience Wednesday night and spent most of it rehashing the familiar attacks they've spent millions of dollars broadcasting all summer long. The stakes were especially high for Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who entered the televised debate trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe. He sought during the hour-long appearance to portray McAuliffe as a Democratic Party insider with no elective experience who throws around buzz words like "jobs" and "bipartisanship" without the knowledge of state government to back it up.