The Democrat misrepresents a prosecutor’s report on Cuccinelli and clouds a legitimate campaign issue.
Terry McAuliffe seemed to have Ken Cuccinelli right where he wanted him about an hour into Saturday’s first gubernatorial debate at the Omni Homestead Resort.
The Democrat was poised to put his Republican rival on the defensive over Cuccinelli’s relationship with businessman Jonnie Williams Sr., the figure at the center of the gift-giving scandal engulfing Gov. Bob McDonnell. Two days before the debate, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring released a report clearing Cuccinelli of criminal wrongdoing for failing to promptly disclose certain gifts from Williams and stock holdings in his company, Star Scientific. Cuccinelli requested the review after amending disclosure statements.