McAuliffe responds to Moran charge
Terry McAuliffe‘s campaign has responded to his opponent’s charge that his recent fundraiser hosted by a DC consulting firm is “offensive”. McAuliffe campaign press secretary Lis Smith described the BGR group as a “bipartisan” firm and includes associates that have worked on a number of democratic campaigns including Hillary Clinton‘s. She said that McAuliffe needs all the resources he can to compete against Bob McDonnell in the fall.
Here is the statement:
“The Republican Party isn’t being shy about the resources they are going to put into this race. The McDonnell campaign just recently said that they would “break every fundraising record in Virginia.”
“Terry knows that the race for governor is going to be very competitive, which is why he is working hard to ensure that he has the resources he needs to build a large grassroots campaign. His ability to work with individuals of both parties, including those at the bipartisan BGR Group, is one of the strengths he brings to this campaign, and it is a skill that will serve him well in the governor’s office.
“With all of their concern about associating with people who attack Democrats, only one campaign in this race is actively attacking other Democrats. And it’s not Terry McAuliffe. He’s going to stay focused on how to create jobs in Virginia.”
It has also been pointed out to me that Haley Barbour has divested his interest in the BGR group. Barbour is a frequent target of liberal critics and happens to be the vice-chair of the Republican Governor’s Association, which certainly has an interest in seeing Bob McDonnell win come November.