Virginia Democrats came out swinging with their criticism at the newly-nominated Republican candidates. The Democratic Party of Virginia labeled them “the most divisive ticket in modern Virginia history.”
Levar Stoney, DPV’s executive director, said Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli “have long careers of pushing divisive social issues instead of getting things done for Virginians.”
Two of the three men hoping to challenge McDonnell for governor also weighed in.
State Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) said “Middle-class families don’t stand a chance with Bob McDonnell in the governor’s mansion.” In a statement, Deeds went on to repeat his oft-stated belief that he’s the only candidate who can go “toe-to-toe” with McDonnell in the fall.
Terry McAuliffe had a similar message:
“I’m proud of my experience and my record, but this weekend, Bob McDonnell, surrounded by Mitt Romney, Sean Hannity, and other Republicans has tried to reinvent his. They’ve all tried to hide his long divisive ideological record, and portray him as someone who now is a moderate,” McAuliffe said in a statement.
The DPV statement wrapped with the customary “We look forward to a spirited race to November.”
Yes we do.