Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
In a Press release Bob McDonnell, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Attorney General of Virginia, announced a new general election television ad he called “New Energy, New Jobs.” The ad is targeted to McDonnell’s “policies to create new jobs, attract new businesses, enact common-sense education reforms, provide innovative solutions to our transportation challenges and bring more opportunities to every citizen of the Commonwealth.”
Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate countered McDonnell’s claim by referencing The Roanoke Times editorial of April 5, 2009. The editorial called McDonnell a “Wannabe Energy Governor” saying “McDonnell needs to broaden his attention beyond the fossil fuels that have been his focus so far.”
Deeds made no other comment other than emailing the editorial that can be assumed that he agrees with. If you didn’t read carefully that it was an editorial one might think it was Deeds calling McDonnell a “Wannabe Energy Governor.” That’s the whole point – Deeds didn’t have to. He let the editorial speak for him.
Isn’t politics grand!
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, governor, party_politics, republican