Fox News contributor Scott Brown, a former Republican United States senator, asserted on Wednesday that Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli had lost the Virginia governor’s race because Democrats had conspired to plant a libertarian opponent and siphon away conservative votes.
In an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade the morning after Cuccinelli’s narrow loss to Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, Brown complained that the media had unfairly painted the Democrat as a “moderate.”
“There’s nothing moderate about him,” Brown explained. “He brought in all the big guns. Cuccinelli was outspent, I think, 10 or 11 to one.”
“Obamacare does matter but the Democrats have a pretty good gameplay where they will put in a third party libertarian,” he added, referring to Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a connection there,” the former Massachusetts senator declared. “That libertarian, had he not been there, I think the election would have gone to Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli brought about his base, he talked about the things that mattered. Because remember, he was the first attorney general to actually file [a lawsuit against] Obamacare.”
According to The Washington Post, Cuccinelli was able to hang on to the support of 92 percent of Republicans in Virginia, compared to the 95 percent of Democrats who voted for McAuliffe.
“The fact that Democratic voters outnumbered Republican voters by 5 percentage points sealed the victory for McAuliffe,” the Post noted.
Watch this video Fox News’ Fox & Friends, recorded on Nov. 6, 2013.