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Craig Parisot Scrambles to Follow Kathleen Murphy’s Lead, Waffles on Unpopular Opinion

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From the DPVA:

After refusing to support all-day kindergarten, Craig Parisot is now scrambling to hide his unpopular position — and has the chutzpah to expect voters will fall for his empty platitudes.

A WAMU article yesterday noted that “Republican Craig Parisot says he does not have a position on whether or not Loudoun County should offer full-day Kindergarten.” Full-day kindergarten, of course, is a very important issue in Loudoun County, as it is one of just four localities that lack this vital service. Kathleen Murphy, Democratic candidate for Delegate, supports funding full-day kindergarten and has said she will make it a priority when elected.

After taking heat all day for his refusal to support this critical funding, Craig Parisot abruptly flipped his position and posted a late-night Facebook update claiming new, convenient support for all-day kindergarten. Absent from his empty release, however, was any substantive policy offerings.

“Loudoun voters will see right through Craig Parisot's political pandering,” said Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “ “His statement to WAMU was clear as day, Craig Parisot refuses to support all-day Kindergarten in Virginia. Nomidnight press releases or Facebook posts can change the facts.”