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Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, buoyed by recent polls showing him closing on Democrat Terry McAuliffe, campaigned in King George County Saturday attending a fundraiser at Potomac River Farm.
Cuccinelli was all smiles and exuding confidence as he visited with more than 100 hunters and political supporters at the Potomac River Farm Field Day, BBQ and Dove Hunt. “As a matter of fact, I think we are ahead now,” Cuccinelli said as he prepared to hunt doves at the event.
After trailing McAuliffe in polls and withstanding a television blitz from McAuliffe this summer, several polls now show Cuccinelli, Virginia’s Attorney General, within striking distance. “It’s a very close race,” said Chris LaCivita, Cuccinelli’s top political advisor who was traveling with the candidate Saturday.
“The event exceeded expectations in providing a relaxing, intimate, wonderful outdoor experience, and in raising funds for Ken Cuccinelli who best facilitates the rights of people who believe in proactive, private land management practices and access to organic locally grown food sources,” said Arlene Jacovelli, one of the organizers of the fundraiser.
“My deepest respect and thanks for the success of this fundraiser goes out to the conservation officers, such as Wayne Weller, and Rich Goszka, of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, and all of their great work in support services for all law enforcement officers, their families and our second amendment rights,” Jacovelli said.
“It was a terrific heart warming experience to see new people learning sporting and self defense skills, thanks to military veterans such as Jon Yagla of Northern Virginia Gun Club and former Olympic shooter and current master instructor Sam Work.”
Among those attending the event were Robin Clark of Wheelin Sportsmen of Virginia, former Lt. Governor John Hager and former Member of the House of Delegates, Louis Herrink. The BBQ was made from organically raised hog donated by Jon Nadolski, of the Nadolski Butcher Shop.