- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rush Limbaugh wants it on the record — the GOP “betrayed” Ken Cuccinelli.

The famed talk-radio host ripped the Republican party establishment on his show Wednesday while discussing the results of the Virginia gubernatorial race, accusing the party of withholding support for Mr. Cuccinelli so it could hang the loss like an “albatross” around the tea party’s neck.

“They spent $1 million. That’s it. One million for Ken Cuccinelli. Their candidate,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “The Chamber of Commerce spent zero helping Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli begged Chris Christie to come in and campaign for him. Christie said no, he wasn’t gonna do it.

“The Chamber of Commerce spent a million dollars four years ago in the governor’s race in Virginia, as I say, not a dime on Cuccinelli,” he said. “I’ll tell you, it’s a shame what happened to Ken Cuccinelli because he was betrayed by his own party.”

Later in the segment, Mr. Limbaugh said that the “dirty little secret” for the Republican establishment was that a Cuccinelli loss would give many Republicans the cover they need to attack the tea party.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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