VIRGINIA RACE 2013

Terry McAuliffe endorsed by Washington Post Editorial Board

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(WJLA) - Election Day in Virginia is just weeks away, and the Washington Post has thrown its support in the Commonwealth's gubernatorial race behind the man who leads in many prominent polls.

Despite highlighting the "failings" of both candidates, the Post's Editorial Board endorsed Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in its most recent Sunday edition.

"His flaws notwithstanding, (McAuliffe) represents continuity in a state that has been well served by comity, compromise and political coexistence between the parties," the editorial read.

The editorial called McAuliffe's main opponent, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the most "partisan, truculent and doctrinaire" attorney general in memory.

In the most recent release of its governor's race poll, Quinnipiac University indicates that McAuliffe currently holds a lead of 8 percentage points over Cuccinelli, carrying 47 percent of likely voters polled. His lead is widened even more by female voters.

You can read the entire Post editorial here.

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