Va. Democratic Party trashes GOP gov candidate Ken Cuccinelli by distributing anti-sodomy posters on college campuses

Ken CuccinelliStudents at Norfolk State University awoke to a bit of a surprise Saturday when posters alleging that state Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli supports making oral sex a crime in Virginia popped up throughout campus.

According to local NBC affliate WAVY, the posters were first spotted on campus Friday night and were paid for by Education Votes, a project of the Democratic Party of Virginia. There were several variations of the poster distributed, featuring messages such as: “Ken Cuccinelli wants to make oral sex a felony. You can stop him”; “Get your head in the game”; and “Don’t let Election Day go down without you.”

The posters reference a campaign Cuccinelli led as Attorney General to reinstate the state’s sodomy law; his request was dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month.

“This is par for the course for the Democratic Party of Virginia this cycle,” a spokesman for the RPV told WAVY. “Not only does it repeat this thoroughly-debunked Terry McAuliffe falsehood, but it manages to do it in an even more crass and tasteless way than before. The Democratic Party of Virginia should be ashamed. But they’re probably not.”.

NSU students and alumni – regardless of their political affiliation – were bothered by the posters.

“That’s horrible,” NSU alumna Shenita Perry told WAVY. “Whatever you do in your personal business is your personal business.”

“I don’t understand what this has to do, how this one for sure, has to do with making our state better or making the streets better,” NSU junior Courtney added.

The posters were distributed to campuses across the state with the direct purpose of targeting college students’ votes in advance of the Nov. 5 gubernatorial election between Cuccinelli and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe. A Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday has McAuliffe ahead of Cuccinelli by double digits.

WAVY also reported that the school’s Young Democratic Club had to get approval from the Student Activities Office before putting up the posters. The school told the station that it wouldn’t make the organization take the posters down, insisting that it would go against their First Amendment right to free speech.

The Democratic Party of Virginia told The Washington Post in a statement Tuesday that it would work to get the posters taken down immediately.

“While we feel Virginians deserve to know the truth about Ken Cuccinelli’s extreme social agenda, we apologize to those who were offended,” DPV spokesman Brian Coy said. “We’re working to remove these posters from the campuses in question and they will not be used again.”

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