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Santorum leading door-to-door ‘Strikeforce’ to save Cuccinelli’s campaign

By David Edwards
Monday, October 21, 2013 14:09 EDT
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Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced over the weekend that he would be heading to Virginia with a “Strikeforce” to help save Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s struggling campaign.

In a tweets on Friday and Saturday, Santorum asked followers to join the so-called “Strikeforce” being organized by his Patriot Voices political action committee.

An NBC4/Marist poll released last week showed Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe’s lead over Cuccinelli growing by 3 points in the last month, now at 43 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis got the support of 9 percent of voters.

According to a fundraising email obtained by Right Wing Watch, Santorum promises that his “Strikeforce will go door-to-door and hold sign waves during the weekend of November 1-3 to help get Republican voters to the polls!”

“Ken Cuccinelli, an unapologetic conservative, is running against liberal, Clinton-insider Terry McAuliffe,” Santorum wrote. “The polls show McAuliffe leading, but Ken can pull off a victory with our help.”

Over the weekend former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stumped for McAuliffe and former President Bill Clinton was expected to hit the campaign trail for a three-day tour next week.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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