Politics Anti-abortion group launches $1.4M ad campaign against Terry McAuliffe
Glenn Youngkin Slams Terry McAuliffe Over Resurfaced Claim 2000 Election Was Stolen
"We actually won the last presidential election, folks. They stole the last presidential election," McAuliffe said in 2004.While Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin's campaign has said the clip is an example of how McAuliffe has questioned the legitimacy of an election in the past—something McAuliffe's campaign has accused Youngkin of doing in connection with the 2020 election—McAuliffe has said the circumstances surrounding the 2000 and 2020 elections are different, with the U.S. Supreme Court intervening in only one.
An anti-abortion group said Friday it would launch a $1.4 million campaign to “expose Terry McAuliffe’s abortion extremism” and support Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia's gubernatorial race.
Women Speak Out Virginia-2021, partner PAC of the group Susan B. Anthony List, said its campaign would fund digital ads and voter contact mail targeting “persuadable as well as pro-life voters who don’t consistently vote.”
Mallory Quigley, the national spokeswoman for Women Speak Out Virginia-2021, said: “Terry McAuliffe’s abortion extremism is an affront to voters across the commonwealth.”
Terry McAuliffe Holds Slim Lead in Polls 3 Weeks Before Virginia's Gubernatorial Election
The November 2 race is shaping up to be a close contest between McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin.McAuliffe, who has served as Virginia's governor once before, was as of October 8 leading Youngkin in the polls by an average of 2.5 percent, according to polling averages compiled by FiveThirtyEight. Polls conducted since early September have found the gap between McAuliffe and Youngkin as wide as 9 points, while a couple of surveys have found the candidates tied among the state's likely voters.
“Our campaign underscores the contrast that Glenn Younkin hasthroughout this race: McAuliffe stands in lockstep with the abortion industry in support of late-term abortions on fully-developed unborn babies who , barbaric partial-birth abortions, and even infanticide — all paid for by taxpayer dollars,” Quigley said. “His position is not only morally repugnant — it is politically repellent. Pro-life is a winning issue in Virginia and across the country.”
Susan B. Anthony List’s Candidate Fund PAC previously endorsed Youngkin in the race.
McAuliffe focused on Youngkin’s anti-abortion position, likening his stance to a controversial law in Texas prohibiting abortion after six weeks. That law is the subject of litigation.
The AP Interview: McAuliffe wants Democrats to 'get it done'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together," while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact the party's priorities on infrastructure spending and voting rights. The harsh words from McAuliffe during an interview with The Associated Press come just three weeks before Election Day in Virginia.
This week, McAuliffe retweeted Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia touting its endorsement of his campaign.
Earlier this year, a poll by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that while most say abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances in the first trimester of a pregnancy, a majority said it should be illegal in most cases in the second and third trimesters.
The governor’s race in Virginia, seen as a bellwether for next year’s midterm elections, is drawing closer. Areleased last week found McAuliffe has a “small but narrowing” lead over Youngkin at 49% to 45%, a lead within the poll’s margin of error of 4.2 points.
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The Virginia governor's race is shaping up as a test of the state's Democratic strength and Biden .
A GOP candidate who is uniting the business class and pro-Trump voters, along with Biden's sagging poll numbers, have put the leans-blue state in play.ormer Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe once wrestled a 280-pound alligator to secure a $15,000 campaign donation for President Jimmy Carter's 1980 reelection campaign. In 2009, the former Democratic National Committee Chairman ran unsuccessfully for his party's gubernatorial nomination, but came back to win the nomination - and the governorship - four years later.