Ralph Nader–who has run for President of the US under both the Green Party and independent banner in previous campaigns– has been commenting negatively about former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe, including in a June 2nd appearance on Democracy Now! In addition, former Nader campaign staffer Theresa Amato’s book Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny, describes the injustices of McAuliffe against the Nader presidential campaign. In Virginia, next week, there is a Democratic primary for Governor. According to two polls this week, McAuliffe has now lost the lead.
Reported on June 5th:
VIRGINIA. Two new independent polls on next week’s Democratic primary for Governor.
SUFFOLK UNIV: State Sen. Creigh Deeds – 29%, former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe – 26%, former State Delegate Brian Moran – 23%.
RESEARCH 2000: Deeds – 30%, Moran – 27%, McAuliffe – 26%.
from the Politics1 report on the same race, May 26, 2009:
VIRGINIA. …Three new independent polls also show former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe leading his gubernatorial primary opponents by comfortable margins of 9-14 points.