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Today Rasmussen showed Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a 50-33 lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, with Robert Sarvis at 8%. The Weekly Standard reported that Northern Virginia voters link Cuccinelli to the federal government shutdown, and the Washington Monthly’s Ed Kilgore noted that other recent polls fit Rasmussen’s numbers. With two weeks left, Rick Santorum is recruiting a “strike force” for Cuccinelli while Michael Bloomberg is buying ads for McAuliffe. Will Virginia herald start of a blue wave for 2014?