Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jody Wagner Takes Issue with LT. Gov. Bolling Inconsistencies

Jody Wagner, Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Lt. Governor Bill Bolling says, “Lt. Governor Dodging Palin Questions.”

 RICHMOND – Today, the Wagner campaign called on Bill Bolling to clarify remarks made yesterday regarding his willingness to welcome Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to Virginia.

Elisabeth Pearson, the campaign manager for Virginians for Wagner said: “If Bill Bolling wants to continue aligning himself with failed economic policies-first Jim Gilmore, then George Bush, and now Sarah Palin-he should simply say so.  Those policies, which have resulted in economic downturns, job losses, and budget deficits, are the opposite of what Virginia needs.  Commonwealth voters have made clear that the way forward for Virginia is to carry on the Warner-Kaine record of fiscal management and economic growth, which started by cleaning up the Gilmore-Bolling mess, and resulted in preserving the state’s AAA credit rating, being named the “Best Managed State” twice, and being named the “Best State for Business” six times during the Kaine administration alone.  Jody Wagner has helped create nearly 200,000 new jobs in Virginia over the last seven years.  After three and a half years of inaction as Lt. Governor, it’s a little late for Bill Bolling to be joining the conversation.”

In response to questions from the Associated Press on Tuesday, neither Bob McDonnell nor Bill Bolling-both of whom have welcomed Palin’s support in past months-would commit to campaigning alongside Palin in Virginia [Associated Press, 7/8/09].

Editor’s note: Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for Attorney General  is not hiding his welcome to have Sarah Palin campaign for the ticket. Cuccinelli at Roanoke, Virginia TEA Party responded with “yes, I would be ecstatic.”

Related article: Big Government the Mantra at TEA Party – Video

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics

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