Often attacked by liberals as a conservative hardliner on social issues, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is airing a new, positive television ad that is being praised for showing the Republican’s compassionate side.
The advertisement tells the story of Cuccinelli’s work as attorney general of Virginia that led to the exoneration of Thomas Haynesworth, an innocent black man, who wrongly spent 27 years in prison on rape convictions, it was determined.
“After going through all of the evidence, I was convinced that Thomas Haynesworth was innocent,” Cuccinelli says in the ad. “And I took that case on myself.”
Haynesworth himself appears in the ad in support of Cuccinelli. “To me, he’s a hell of a guy.”
Political observers noted that the ad could help soften Cuccinelli’s image.
“Broadens image beyond divisive social issues,” University of Virginia politics expert Larry Sabato said Tuesday. “Where was this in spring?”
The ad comes after prognosticators like Sabato have said the race appears to be slipping from Cuccinelli in favor of Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe. A recent Quinnipiac shows McAuliffe beating Cuccinelli 48 percent to 42 percent.
Please help me and my son..my sister for mad at me..over a exboyfriend..that I had spent the evening with..we fought..her words to me were I am going to fixs you..mine you I thought nothing of her threat..until my son was arrested..as she stated..sodomy..of her grandson who was at the time..10 years old..who she has often told me about his sexual behavior toward other family member..she withness him sticking objects up his anus..and ask where do he learn such behavior..he said my son..my son has never babysit or been alone with the child..the child has been know to not tell the truth…on occasions..my son attorneys.advice him to plead to a lesser offends..and he did..my sister..is on medication for mental issues.we were afraid to go to trail..because the jury might have pity on the victim because of his age..I was afraid for my son..so today my son sits in jail for a crime he did not do..but hold on there is a twist to this case..my sister has accused her son of raping..the little boy sister..is it me..or do you think something is wrong with this..