Report: Jindal, RGA blamed for Cuccinelli loss
BATON ROUGE - A new report claims Governor Bobby Jindal is being blamed for the loss of Virginia GOP gubernatorial candiate Ken Cuccinelli the day after the election.
The report on the conservative political website The Daily Caller cites an unnamed Cuccinelli aide who criticized campaign spending by Jindal and the Republican Governor's Association, which Jindal is chairman of, in the final days of the election.
"Bobby Jindal and his political team totally blew it," the aide reportedly told The Daily Caller. "Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign is over... He screwed this up so bad. And I don't know why."
The aide reportedly called into question the RGA's decision to pay for their own ads attacking Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, rather than give the money directly to Cuccinelli's campaign to use.
The RGA responded by noting they were the Cuccinelli campaign's largest donor with $8.5 million spent. RGE Executive Director Phil Cox told Politico they donated money to Cuccinelli's campaign "early and often", including a $125,000 donation which they said Cuccinelli called and asked Jindal for directly, and he okayed.