Ken Cuccinelli tells Campus Reform that messaging liberty will win the youth vote

Caleb Bonham
Editor-in-chief

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

  • Cuccinelli won the youth vote in 2013 by six points.
  • The former Virginia AG says that youth are "pro-freedom more than any other voters."
  • Though former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli lost the race for the governorship of the Old Dominion last November, he did manage an unexpected victory: he won the coveted 18-24 demographic by a wide, six-point gap.

    During a studio interview with Campus Reform Ken Cuccinelli discussed his keys to victory and the persistent question of how conservatives can win the millennial vote.

    “This isn't about healthcare, it’s about liberty.” - Ken Cuccinelli   

    “The youngest voters are the most idealistic,” Cuccinelli said. “For those of us that really, sincerely, focus on principles and reducing the power of government and increasing freedom, that matters to younger voters. They are pro-freedom more than any other voters.”

    Watch: Ken Cuccinelli on winning Millennials. 

    Cuccinelli, who was the first Attorney General to sue the federal government in an attempt to halt the Affordable Care Act, said that the message of liberty and how it affects our lives resonates with millennials, especially when discussing Obamacare.

    “This isn't about healthcare, it’s about liberty,” Cuccinelli said

    “When I explained it in terms of protecting their liberty, they responded. They responded.”

    In November Cuccinelli won 45% of 18-24-year-old vote, Democrat Terry McAuliffe pulled 39%.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter @CalebBonham

    Caleb Bonham

    Caleb Bonham

    Editor-in-chief

    Caleb Bonham is the Editor-in-chief of Campus Reform.

    Named a "30 Under 30," Caleb is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and host of the award nominated YouTube series, The Caleb Bonham Show. Caleb's work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, MSNBC and TheBlaze.

    More By Caleb Bonham

    LATEST TWEETS

    Harlow
    @bootzliberty - 3 hours ago

    @campusreform @CalebBonham Immature,self loathing, narrow minded, foolish students that probably won't go far in life. Pitiful.

    surlysis
    @bchiarillo - 4 hours ago

    @Tabitha__Lily @RTHTGakaRoland @campusreform Look honestly at what is "preached" bthe dems & you will hear hate in every word! No honesty!

    Deana
    @Rogue_40 - 5 hours ago

    Prof. banned from campus after blogging faculty member's one-sided gay marriage debate http://t.co/6Cb62Y41wV via @campusreform

    Stoopid Housewives
    @stoopidhsewives - 5 hours ago

    Profs: kindergartners should be taught tolerance with picture books to prevent ‘another Ferguson’ http://t.co/zzpAvafFRp via @campusreform

    Gerald Carrillo
    @glcarrillo69 - 6 hours ago

    @campusreform @CalebBonham #ILoveEveryone God Dont LikeUgly. Let me guess he's probably an atheist.

    Roger Mace
    @roger_mace - 6 hours ago

    @campusreform @blueocean5454 @CalebBonham Libs, more passionate about hating Republicans than facing the issues and solving problems.

    Latest 30 Articles