Sunday, May 19, 2013Ken Cuccinelli and family after accepting the Republican nomination for governor.
A twelve-hour day started late as participants squeezed through two coliseum entrance checkpoints instead of the expected twelve. Over 8500 convention goers and credentialed delegates filled the Richmond coliseum at Saturday’s Virginia Republican convention. The guest speaker was Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had no contest and was easily declared the Republican nominee for governor by acclimation and a resounding roar of approval. The first round of balloting took out Mark Obenshain’s opponent Delegate Rob Bell and Senator Obenshain was declared the party’