Terry McAuliffe officially launches statewide campaign
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe officially launched his campaign today in front of a crowd of about 200 in Norfolk. McAuliffe laid out his transportation plan and vision for how the next Governor of Virginia can help strengthen and diversify the Commonwealth’s economy. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim introduced McAuliffe.
McAuliffe laid out his case for Governor, saying: “Today, Virginia finds herself at a unique crossroads. We did a bit better than the rest of the country over the last four years, during the Great Recession, in part because we are the number one recipient of federal dollars. With federal cuts already happening, the next four years in Virginia could be even more challenging than the last. It matters who serves as Governor. And it matters that he understands the need to diversify and strengthen every region of our economy in the face of new headwinds–and believes in the tools we have to do that. And frankly, it matters that the message we send to potential employers and the brightest innovators is that we are open for business—and welcoming to all. In Virginia, we’ve got to put jobs first. That’s why I’m running for Governor.”
On Monday, McAuliffe will be joined in Richmond by US Senator Tim Kaine to discuss strengthening community colleges before traveling on to events in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg. Additional events across the Commonwealth will be announced in the coming days.