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Candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe Tours PVCC

January 28, 2013

Terry McAuliffe says he wouldn't put up with any of the party politics taking place in the General Assembly if he is elected the next governor of Virginia.

"I would veto any of that legislation that divides people," McAuliffe said when asked about republican legislators recent efforts to redraw district lines in their favor. "It's a waste of time and it's hurtful."

With a background in business, the democratic candidate says his focus on jobs is what separates him from opponent, Ken Cuccinelli. He says Cuccinelli's focus is on conservative social issues.

"In order to get a job, you need to have employers moving here and growing here," McAuliffe said. "It's hard to do with this socially divisive legislation they are proposing. My opponent wants to spend his time on it. That's not who I am. I want to help people and unite businesses and grow our economy."

On the issue of gun control, McAuliffe says he owns three of his own guns, but says it's time to implement some tougher regulations, including universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. McAuliffe calls it "common sense ideas". "There isn't a hunter in the world who will tell you he needs an assault weapon."

McAuliffe spent Monday morning speaking with students and administrators at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He said he supports increased funding to community colleges in the Commonwealth.

"We need to do everything we possibly can to help these community colleges and make sure they have the resources necessary because they are doing the great work of making sure those getting out of high school get the training necessary to get into the workforce."

So far, McAuliffe is the only democrat running for governor, but he faces several challengers. Republican attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is the front-runner for the republican nomination, while Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is contemplating a run as an independent. Former "White House Crasher" Tareq Salahi announced he will run as an independent.

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