Dominion is one of Brian Moran’s major contributors… Dominion both donates and facilitates fundraising for Mr. Moran. Meanwhile, Terry McAuliffe refuses to take Dominion’s money.
I know what the Moran camp is thinking… McAuliffe doesn’t need their money, Moran does (especially if he plans on trying to compete with Bob). Which leads to another point worth mentioning… Terry McAuliffe owes Dominion nothing, Terry owes nothing to the law makers and lobbyists in Richmond.
Any fellow Virginians starting to have a case of Déjà vu?
Scenario: Virginia faces budget deficit and hard times. Virginia elects a wealthy and successful businessman with long ties to the democratic party who is able to finance his own campaign. The innovative and independently wealthy businessman cleans up Richmond mess, using business sense developed outside of Richmond. Businessman/Governor is effective, especially since he is not entangled in the ever evolving web of favors owed to lobbyists and fellow politicians in Richmond.
Back to the coal…
Brian Moran touts an anti-coal energy policy. I happen to believe that is the right thing to do and am glad the issue is being forced. However, I don’t believe that a coal plant in Surry is any worse than a coal plant in Wise County…or anywhere else for that matter. Why did Moran support a coal plant in 2007 and not this year? Surely not because Mr. Moran is running for governor. I’m also sure that the good folks at Dominion Power are pretty peeved at Brian Moran for taking this type of stand against their coal plant, right? WRONG:
I’m not sure I get it. You oppose a Dominion business deal and Dominion, in return, gives you thousands to help you to win the election? Maybe they want you to be indebted to them? Maybe Dominion Power recognizes political grandstanding when they see it?
So who’s “the severely disingenuous” ?
That being being said... it's still all about the economy. It's still all about job creation. That's why Virginia should hire Terry McAuliffe.