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File photo of Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, right. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Cuccinelli’s Hard-Right Ideology Win In A 50/50 State?

Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry a closely divided state with conservative roots. If Ken Cuccinelli wins the race for governor, he will have undercut Republican moderates’ claims that hard-right ideologies are hurting the party — and undoubtedly intensify a debate already roiling the GOP.