Loudoun has become a bellwether of sorts for Virginia, often
reflecting the vote of the state as a whole and today, the Loudoun Times-Mirror, the county’s oldest
newspaper endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe for Virginia governor over
Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis.
Cuccinelli has been trailing in recent polls and more media has been weighing in. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, considered to have a conservative leaning editorial page, declined to endorse a candidate, while The Daily Progress in Charlottesville endorsed Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling as a write-in candidate. Bolling was pushed aside by state Republicans in favor of Cuccinelli four years after he took a backseat to Robert McDonnell, who became governor, and ran for lieutenant governor again.
Yet Cuccinelli and his supporters remained confident during a stop at a campaign office in Sterling Monday. Cuccinelli has his supporters. Various papers around the state have chosen one candidate or the other.
What do you think? Will it be closer than the pundits and pollsters say? Could Cuccinelli pull it off? How will Sarvis do?