From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:
It's official — Ken Cuccinelli has launched his first television ad of the campaign.
The ad is precisely what you'd expect from him: an unabashed attempt to show Cuccinelli as a “compassionate conservative.”
While I don't think Virginia voters are going to buy Cuccinelli's twisted version of history, we need to fight back — and we need to do it now. Our April 30th fundraising deadline is right around the corner and it's more important now than ever before.
Here are some facts that don't appear in Ken Cuccinelli's ad:
- Ken Cuccinelli directed public universities and colleges to remove protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation for students and faculty.
- Ken Cuccinelli subpoenaed his own client — UVA — demanding documents from climate researchers as part of his mission to deny global climate change.
- Ken Cuccinelli pushed through medically unnecessary regulations on women's health centers with the aim of his number one goal: ending safe and legal abortion in Virginia.
This is the real Ken Cuccinelli — the man the Washington Post described as “the most overtly partisan Attorney General in Virginia's history.”
Apparently, it's kind of tough to fit the truth in a 30-second commercial.
Virginians deserve to hear the facts about Ken Cuccinelli — and the latest polls show that many of them still need to. Between 30 and 40 percent of the Commonwealth doesn't know enough about Cuccinelli to form an opinion.
With simply the three facts above, we have a really compelling case. And believe me — there's a lot more where that came from.
But Cuccinelli is already sitting on $2.5 million from radical anti-choice group Susan B. Anthony List and the Republican Governors Association. $2.5 million can buy you a lot of ads like the one he's running now.
Thanks for fighting alongside Terry,
Terry McAuliffe for Governor