McDonnell Stays True; Hosts Fundraisers for Cuccinelli

…and ultimately snuffs out any nascent hope for a Bolling insurgency:

Cuccinelli’s campaign on Monday announced that McDonnell will headline two fundraisers in early January to help raise money for the upcoming battle with Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

McDonnell will appear at a luncheon reception at the Marriott in Newport News on January 3, and at a cocktail reception at the Westin in Richmond on Jan. 8.

Tickets for the Newport News event range from $75 for lunch to $10,000 for 10 tickets and a seat at the table with the attorney general. The Richmond event has a $50 to $10,000 tariff.

Looks like T-Mac is going to have a tough time after all, given McDonnell’s sky-high approval rating and the popularity of Virginia Republican leadership thus far.

If the governor’s proposed budget is any indicator, Virginia Democrats are going to have an incredibly tough time arguing against the financial wizardry of McDonnell, Cuccinelli, and the Republican leadership of the General Assembly… despite the recent unpleasantness.