Statements from the Virginia: 2013 Governor's race

Terry McAuliffe "wants to raise your taxes $1,700 to pay for his infinite promises."

Ken Cuccinelli would "take money away from public schools to fund private schools."

Says Ken Cuccinelli wants "to eliminate all forms of birth control."

Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."

Virginia is "the number one state per capita in screening out people with mental illness from gun purchases."  

Under Cuccinelli’s tax cut plan, "school divisions across Virginia could be forced to fire over 8,000 teachers."  

Says Ken Cuccinelli tried to make it more difficult for mothers to obtain divorces.

"Cuccinelli wants to make all abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, even to protect a woman’s health."

"I’ve never supported legislation that invades people’s choices about contraception."

"There’s only one candidate under investigation -- Terry McAuliffe."

Says Terry McAuliffe is "the person who invented the scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom."

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."

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."

"I’m the only candidate for governor who’s rolled out any policies so far."

Says Ken Cuccinelli "attacked churches for helping the poor."

Says Terry McAuliffe "opposes" Virginia’s right-to-work law.

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