Bob McDonnell Airs First Ad Rebutting Thesis Story

October 1, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Republican Bob McDonnell's campaign is
finally using television ads to respond to reports about the
rigidly conservative thesis he wrote in 1989.

McDonnell's ad features women who worked for or with him
denouncing attacks based on the paper as false and dishonest. It's
airing statewide, including the pricey Washington, D.C., TV market.

In the college thesis, McDonnell wrote that working women were a
detriment to the traditional family.

A female deputy state attorney general says in the ad that half
of the deputies McDonnell hired were women.

He's also airing a 60-second ad consisting solely of video of
Democratic candidate R. Creigh Deeds answering reporters' questions
about taxes after a Sept. 17 debate. That ad is also playing
statewide.


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