Why a GOP crony switched sides in the 2013 VA governor’s race, $$$

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Boyd Marcus is a good old boy. He was a  Republican good old boy until he switched sides last year and endorsed Terry McAuliffe the Bill Clinton confidant, former head of the DNC, and accomplished crony capitalist.

Leading up to the election we were told that Marcus’s endorsement of the Democrat was because Marcus thought Cuccinelli was too “extreme.” In truth, as the Washington Post reports, Marcus was rebuffed by Cuccinelli and in the face of this rejection went hat in hand to McAuliffe. In that hat the Dem deposited $40,000 for 4 month’s “work.”

Marcus has also been nominated for the good old boy job of Virginia good old boy jobs, head of ABC, the entity which controls liquor in the Commonwealth. That job pays $140,000 per year.

(From The Washington Post)

Instead, we learned Thursday, the primary motive was entirely mercenary. An e-mail was made public showing that 16 days before announcing he was backing McAuliffe, Marcus had offered to work for Cuccinelli if the Republican agreed to pay him “something in the range of $75,000 -$100,000.”

In other words, Marcus was perfectly willing to work for Cuccinelli — whose politics he then spent the rest of the campaign decrying — if the price were right.

When Cuccinelli’s campaign turned him down, Marcus followed the greenbacks. His firm received $40,000 in consulting fees from the McAuliffe campaign in four payments from September to November, according to Virginia disclosure statements.

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