August 30, 2013
Central Virginians have been seeing a lot of political ads from Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, often with the candidates attacking one another.
On Friday, the Cuccinelli campaign decided to try a different route, and released a positive advertisement centered on college football.
"Let’s go Hokies! And while I’m a Wahoo, tonight I stand with millions of Virginians in rooting you on," says Cuccinelli in the ad. "Now enjoy the game. Go Hokies! "
One may ask where is the love for the Cavaliers? Cuccinelli is a graduate of the University of Virginia, after all.
UVa and Tech have been squared-off in a competitive rivalry since the 1800s. To not cheer on his own school could be gauged as a misstep by the Republican candidate.
However, one could argue that he is using football as a positive bipartisan metaphor: Cavaliers, Hokies, they’re all Virginians.
On the night of Charlottesville’s Paint the Town Orange rallying for UVa, it might be a good idea for Cuccinelli’s campaign to rush out an ad for the Wahoos.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.