Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP nominee for Governor of Virginia has at least two out of state trips planned designed to support his campaign.
Cuccinelli will be feted at a fundraiser in New York City hosted by the conservative businessman David Koch and former New York Governor George Pataki next Wednesday. Then in August, Cuccinelli will travel to New Orleans to speak at the annual gathering of conservative thinkers hosted by the influential blog, RedState.
BuzzFeed first broke the news of the Cuccinelli/Koch fundraiser, which will be held at the home of TD America Chairman Joe Ricketts. The tickets for the event are $1,000. Sponsors are asked to donate $5,000.
Meanwhile the RedState event takes place on August 2 and 3rd in Louisiana. The conservative blog's event usually draws big name speakers. In fact in 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry launched his campaign for president at the RedState Gathering in South Carolina. This time around Cuccinelli is listed as a "confirmed speaker" along with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who is a rising star in the right wing of the Republican party.
A few months ago, the Cuccinelli campaign was critical of their opponent Terry McAuliffe for a series of fundraisers the Democrat held out of state. The candidate himself mocked McAuliffe on twitter by posting a picture of a Virginia vanity license plate that said "MIZN NY" and asked if it was McAuliffe heading to his Syracuse fundraiser.
This race for governor is the only marquee election in the country in 2013 so as a result both campaigns are benefiting from plenty of out of state attention. You can see where both sides are getting their campaign cash from on the VPAP web site:
As we promised before we will continue to track where the candidates are spending their time and raising their money over the course of the election.