A stew of questionable assumptions
Terry McAuliffe "wants to raise your taxes $1,700 to pay for his infinite promises."
Greatly exaggerated claim
Ken Cuccinelli would "take money away from public schools to fund private schools."
Explosive charge is a dud
Says Ken Cuccinelli wants "to eliminate all forms of birth control."
Constitutional problem with claim
Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."
Foiled by Pennsylvania
Virginia is "the number one state per capita in screening out people with mental illness from gun purchases."
Distorts Cuccinelli's plan
Under Cuccinelli’s tax cut plan, "school divisions across Virginia could be forced to fire over 8,000 teachers."
UPDATED: Divorce bill would have equally affected dads
Says Ken Cuccinelli tried to make it more difficult for mothers to obtain divorces.
Cuccinelli backs abortion to save a mother's life
"Cuccinelli wants to make all abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, even to protect a woman’s health."
But has backed bills that open legal challenges to the pill
"I’ve never supported legislation that invades people’s choices about contraception."
Big accusation lacks proof
"There’s only one candidate under investigation -- Terry McAuliffe."
Clinton's idea; McAuliffe helped carry it out
Says Terry McAuliffe is "the person who invented the scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom."
Contract was never rebid
Says Virginia saved $300 million by rebidding a Metrorail construction project to exclude guaranteed union contracts.
"Every (personhood) bill I’ve ever support has either had language that says we’re conforming to the constitutional rulings of the Supreme Court or something to that effect."
Because Cuccinelli asked
A judge took the Star Scientific tax case away from Ken Cuccinelli
"In his book, (Ken) Cuccinelli questions whether Medicare and Social Security should exist."
Says an investigative report concluded Ken Cuccinelli "should have been prosecuted" for disclosure violations, but Virginia's law was too weak.
"Women still earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for working the same job."
What about Terry McAuliffe?
"I’m the only candidate for governor who’s rolled out any policies so far."
Says Ken Cuccinelli "attacked churches for helping the poor."
No credible proof
Says Terry McAuliffe "opposes" Virginia’s right-to-work law.
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