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- Terry McAuliffe’s campaign said this sign isn’t theirs.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is running for his old job, but not using the slogan some people recently saw on a photo of a sign being shared on social media.
"Keep parents out of classrooms," the sign says. "Vote McAuliffe. Keep Virginia blue."
We’re not sure who made it. Neither does McAuliffe, said Christina Freundlich, a spokesperson for his campaign.
"This is not a sign distributed by us," Freundlich said. "It’s not our sign."
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The role of parents in the classroom has driven the gubernatorial contest’s narrative in recent days as "Youngking has increasingly built his campaign’s momentum on issues of parental grievance," the Washington Post reported.
During the second and final gubernatorial debate, Youngkin raised a bill McAuliffe vetoed as governor in 2016 that would have given parents the right to opt their children out of some reading assignments.
"I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach," McAuliffe said.
But that sign is not from McAuliffe’s campaign.
We rate claims that it is False.
Facebook post, Oct. 24, 2021
Team Youngkin tweet, Oct. 24, 2021
Ted Cruz tweet, Oct. 25, 2021
Interview with Christina Freundlich, spokesperson, Terry McAuliffe campaign, Oct. 26, 2021
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