Terry McAuliffe touts fundraising, Republican support
Monday’s endorsement of Terry McAuliffe by prominent Republicans Dwight Schar, former RNC Finance Chair, and Earle Williams, former candidate for GOP nomination for governor of Virginia, reinforces the stark contrast between McAuliffe’s mainstream agenda of growing the economy and Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson’s focus on dividing Virginians with their extreme social agenda, the McDonnell campaign said.
“Virginians from all walks of life are looking for their next Governor to be focused on growing our economy, improving education and reducing transportation gridlock,” said McAuliffe. “That is why we are continuing to see so much support from Republicans and Democrats across the state who want their Governor to find mainstream solutions to the problems they care about.”
McAuliffe campaign spokesperson Josh Schwerin commented, “Republicans and Democrats alike are demanding candidates like Terry who will work across the aisle to tackle the challenges Virginians face. The GOP ticket of Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain has and will continue to divide Virginians by driving their own extreme social agenda.” Schwerin added, “While Ken Cuccinelli is recruiting extremists like EW Jackson to partner with him on a divisive social agenda, Terry McAuliffe is recruiting mainstream Republicans and Democrats to join his campaign focused on putting jobs first.”