Fla. Congresswoman Joins Herring on AG Campaign

By: Chris Stover Email
By: Chris Stover Email

October 22, 2013

Local Democrats call in a big name to help in the campaign of Mark Herring, who hopes to be Virginia's next attorney general.

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

She made a stop with Herring outside the Independent Resource Center in Charlottesville on Tuesday.

"Americans want us to focus and work together and get past the ideological gridlock that the Tea Party keeps dragging us into," she said.

The two say voting Republican would be a continuation of the "extreme ideological views" of current attorney general Ken Cuccinelli.

"We have seen Cuccinelli use the powers of the office as a platform to launch ideological crusades," Herring said. "We cannot afford another attorney general like that."

Republicans have responded by calling the Democrats' attack untrue. They say Democrats have an agenda to bring higher energy costs, higher taxes and bigger government to Virginia.

"Instead of focusing on economy, Democrats continue to recycle debunked Terry McAuliffe falsehoods to paper over their extreme agenda to bring higher energy costs, higher taxes, and bigger government to Virginia," the GOP said in a statement. "Just today, in an embarrassing spectacle, Virginia Democrats had to take down campaign posters across the Commonwealth for their tasteless and blatantly untrue attacks.”

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