Cuccinelli campaign bans recording of his speech tonight in Fairfax


Conservative Victory PAC is hosting a fundraiser tonight in Fairfax that features Ken Cuccinelli.

The PAC is based in Maryland and has a lot of Maryland names involved in their activities.

They have been criticized by Red Maryland recently for their Virginia activities. Michael Swartz disagreed with their’ assessment. Without getting into that debate, I have some updates from on the ground in Fairfax.

Dan Bongino is there and a speaker. Michael Steele and Bob Ehrlich are both there and on the host committee. Maryland gubernatorial candidates Ron George and David Craig are there, but Charles Lollar is not. Maybe he didn’t know about the event or what CVPAC is? (Hey, that excuse worked for the MSEA convention.)

It’s really puzzling that Lollar isn’t at an event where he could network with people who are willing to give money to conservative candidates.

One additional note that may be burying the lede slightly: Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign staff is not allowing any video recording of his speech at the event. He is the only speaker that such a ban is in place for at the event. Are they gun-shy after the secret recordings of Mitt Romney or, as Virginia operatives, are they still remembering George Allen and the “macaca” comment?

Of course, if Lollar was there, his campaign “volunteer” Jason Boisvert would have to be wary of that recording ban lest he wind up a guest of the commonwealth.

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  1. I know, that would suck. 🙁

    I’ve been pretty good about following *actual* recording bans, though. Respect for the hosts and venue and all that.

    But what’s the gratuitous call-out for?

    Btw, how did you get my name?

  2. I’d be curious to know the audience mix Virginia vs. Maryland. If the checks are going to Cuccinelli we’ll find out soon enough I guess since their campaign finance deadlines are surely before ours.

    It’s worth pointing out, though, that Charles Lollar is listed as a member of the CVPAC’s executive board so I find it surprising he’s missing the event. On the other hand, one has to ask why George and Craig are there – shouldn’t they be concentrating on Maryland?

    Frankly, though, I’m disappointed about the recording ban. I understand the paranoia but something tells me that a) it will be violated and b) anything he says can and will be used against him by the Washington Post. So he may as well have just dealt with it – anything he wants to say in private to the attendees could be post-speech.