UPDATE Sept. 2, 9:52 p.m. tweet from @KenCuccinelli Awesome day with two townhall mtgs (abingdon+rocky mount) on electric rates + cap and trade; then helping HURT periello!
After clearly stating that his town halls were not political (see Joe Dashiell’s WDBJ7 report CLICK HERE) Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli tweets this … so what did he mean by this? Did he leave Rocky Mount to help HURT or is this just an insinuation?
UPDATE Press Release Sept 1, 12:45 p.m.: The attorney general has been traveling around much of the state to various communities over the last several months to meet with citizens and to talk about the initiatives of the office that affect them. Abingdon and Rocky Mount are located in APCO’s service area and are two places where the AG has not been able to spend much time until tomorrow.
Citizens, chambers of commerce, local boards of supervisors, and area state legislators have been invited.
Note: This seems like an attempt to dispel criticism that he was campaigning for Robert Hurt and Morgan Griffith.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is hosting Southwest Virginia town halls in Abingdon and Rocky Mount Thursday, September 2 to discuss electricity rates and cap and trade. Both locations are in districts being challenged by Republicans. If it looks like campaigning by Cuccinelli then do you think the Republican candidates will show up?
Republican Robert Hurt is challenging Tom Perriello in the 5th congressional district and Republican Morgan Griffith is challenging Rick Boucher in the 9th.
When asked if they were invited, Communications Director Brian Gottstein said that, “both have been invited, along with other Democrat and Republican elected officials in both areas, but we do not have confirmations that either will attend yet.”
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Abingdon
Keyser Aday Theatre Learning Resource Center
Virginia Highlands Community College
110 Opportunity Lane, Abingdon
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Rocky Mount
Lecture Hall at the Franklin Center
50 Claiborne Avenue, Rocky Mount
The attorney general will speak to citizens, take questions from the audience, and then take questions from the media. The times above include time for media questions. Because he has other meetings in the state that day, he will not have time outside the above times to speak with the media.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Politics, State Politics
Tags: attorney_general, cuccinelli, Election 2010, party_politics, republican