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Monday, November 18, 2013
Did WND's Farah Get Paid To Endorse Cuccinelli?
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We thought it was somewhat unusual for WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah to send out an email-only endorsement of Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, while WND writer Garth Kant launched a last-minute barrage of attacks on Cuccinelli's Democratic opponent (and eventual winner), Terry McAuliffe.

But there might have been something else going on. Right Wing Watch reports that the Republican Party of Virginia paid nearly $80,000 to a PAC operated by the Home School Legal Defense Association that sends homeschoolers to campaign on behalf of conservative candidates across the country. An HSLDA-affiliated group, Generation Joshua, also sent dozens of homeschooled teens to campaign for Cuccinelli.

WND is a regular advocate for homeschooling (to a sometimes disturbing extent), and it regularly promotes the HSLDA and its leader, Michael Farris, in doing so. Farris is also the founder and president of Patrick Henry College, a school that caters to Christian homeschoolers where Farah has sent at least one of his children.

We have to wonder: Did any of the money Cuccinelli's campaign paid to Farris' group make its way to WND to pay for hit jobs on McAuliffe and an endorsement from Farah?

Farah might want to explain the relationship between himself, Farris and the HSLDA -- and whether that relationship benefited Cuccinelli.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:39 AM EST

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