Shannon releases TV, radio ads highlighting Cuccinelli ‘bigotry’

Steve Shannon’s campaign for attorney general released new TV and radio ads today. The two ads highlight today’s Washington Post editorial, titled “Mr. Cuccinelli’s Bigotry,” which says Ken Cuccinelli’s election would be “an embarrassment for the commonwealth”.

In its editorial this morning, the Post blasted what it called Cuccinelli’s “bigotry,” adding that , “If he is elected attorney general, Mr. Cuccinelli would drive away qualified lawyers from an office that functions as the state government’s law firm, and, given his bizarre ideas, he would very likely become an embarrassment for the commonwealth.”

The Post added: “As a lawmaker in Richmond, [Cuccinelli] has displayed contempt for non-English speakers; for those who care about global warming; and for the First Amendment. Many of his fellow Republicans regard him as occupying the far-right fringe of the party.”

In multiple interviews this week, Cuccinelli has declined to retract the comment he made to the Virginian-Pilot’s editorial board, in which he refused to commit to following the same anti-discrimination policies that Bob McDonnell followed in the attorney general’s office.

The Virginian-Pilot and the Washington Post both chose to endorse Steve Shannon for attorney general.


 

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