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McAuliffe Officially Launches Campaign in Norfolk, Lays Out Transportation Platform

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From the McAuliffe for Governor 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.

 Visit Terry's website to see his  "Putting Jobs First" agenda.

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.”

“As Mayor of Norfolk, I know the importance of having someone in the Governor’s office who invests in our infrastructure and makes sure Virginia’s industries remain competitive in the 21st Century,” said Mayor Fraim.  “Terry knows that in order to keep Virginia’s economy competitive, we need to make sure our roads and bridges are safe, connect Virginia’s cities and ports with other national and international economies, increase our exports, and create jobs.  This is what Terry cares about, and what he will be focused on as Governor—putting the investments in place that will keep Virginia’s families safe and our businesses thriving.”

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.

For photos of the event, click here