This week, in response to the AIG bonuses scandal Terry McAuliffe pledged not to take tainted campaign contributions:
"I won't accept any corporate or corporate PAC campaign contributions from any companies receiving federal bailout money."
Meanwhile, Terry also pledged not to take money from Dominion Power. Lowell writes.
*He will NOT take any money from Dominion Power and "will not be in their pocket." (note: I suggested this to Brian Moran many months ago and he said he'd think about it.
While the TARP pledge is more timely, the Dominion pledge is a MUCH bigger deal. Dominion has contributed over $5 million to candidates across Virginia in both parties, including McDonnell, Moran and Deeds. If we are going to get energy policy based on the best interests of the Commonwealth we need to elect officials who are not beholden to Dominion power. In the Governor's race, that means Terry McAuliffe.
Brian Moran and Bob McDonnell have already taken money from companies bailed out with TARP funds. Lowell has details here.