The Blaze –
A furious Mark Levin reacted to Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race, blaming the “GOP establishment” and “RINO mouthpieces” for the narrow defeat.
He posted the following response on his website, MarkLevinShow.com:
WE COULD HAVE WON THIS RACE. FOR THE REASONS I HAVE EXPLAINED HERE AND ON THE AIR, GOP ESTABLISHMENT AND DONORS LEFT THE FIELD. NOW, NOT ONLY THE LIBERALS BUT THE RINO MOUTHPIECES CONTINUE WITH THEIR MANTRA ABOUT THE DEAD TEA PARTY AND THE RINO FUTURE. ABSOLUTELY APPALLING! (And they did not spend even $3 million, that was a phony number.)
RT@seanmdav: In 2009, the RNC spent $9M to win VA by 17 points. Looks like it’ll have spent $3M in 2013 to lose by a hair. Dummies
McAuliffe was named the winner of the race Tuesday night. However, Cuccinelli and the third-party “libertarian” candidate Robert Sarvis combined for more than 50 percent of the vote. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting, McAuliffe was leading Cuccinelli 47.3 percent to 46 percent. Sarvis received 6.6 percent of the vote.
TheBlaze reported on Tuesday that a former Obama campaign bundler curiously helped fund Sarvis’ campaign in the race. Read our exclusive report for more information.
The tweet Levin included in his response was that of “The Federalist” co-founder Sean Davis, who claims the RNC spent more than three times more in the 2009 race in Virginia compared to this year’s governor’s race. In his reply, Levin claimed the RNC didn’t even spend $3 million compared to the $9 million spent in 2009.