Another day another controversy in the Virginia Governor's race.
First, a bi-partisan group, BGR, which had once been lead by Republican lightning rod Haley Barbour hosted a fundraiser for Terry McAuliffe. Barbour is no longer involved in BGR. The Moran campaign jumped on the opportunity to denounce the event as "offensive". And now, the McAuliffe campaign has responded.
“The Republican Party isn’t being shy about the resources they are going to put into this race. The McDonnell campaign just recently said that they would “break every fundraising record in Virginia.”
“Terry knows that the race for governor is going to be very competitive, which is why he is working hard to ensure that he has the resources he needs to build a large grassroots campaign. His ability to work with individuals of both parties, including those at the bipartisan BGR Group, is one of the strengths he brings to this campaign, and it is a skill that will serve him well in the governor’s office.
“With all of their concern about associating with people who attack Democrats, only one campaign in this race is actively attacking other Democrats. And it’s not Terry McAuliffe. He’s going to stay focused on how to create jobs in Virginia.”
It seems to me the two campaigns are going toe-to-toe. Moran is working the moral outrage angle, while McAuliffe continues building a campaign which can win in November. One thing is certain, Virginia will be a stage for real political theater all the way through November, and every issue is on the table.
Disclosure: I have endorsed Terry McAuliffe for Governor