Thursday, September 26, 2013

After debate and interviews Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor

Terry_McAuliffe2_web-300x225The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s political arm, NOVABizPAC, endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor today, marking the first time in over a decade that they have supported a Democrat for governor.
The endorsement follows extensive interviews with both candidates as well as Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate, hosted by the Fairfax Chamber, where McAuliffe laid out his mainstream plan for growing and diversifying Virginia’s economy.
“I am honored to have the support of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce,” said McAuliffe. “Our businesses and innovators are the backbone of our economy here in the Commonwealth, and as governor, I will work in a bipartisan way to strengthen education, transportation infrastructure, and workforce development, so we can keep Virginia competitive in the 21st Century.”
NOVABizPAC endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for governor in 2009 and Republican Jerry Kilgore for governor in 2005, but this year aligned with McAuliffe on issues such as accepting federal funds for Medicaid expansion in Virginia, and supporting the bipartisan transportation compromise which passed through the Virginia legislature earlier this year.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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