WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his intent to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
“After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony and past decisions, I’ve observed that he has repeatedly taken an activist approach to cases involving a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health. He has made the astounding argument that bosses have an individual right to prevent their company’s female employees from using their own health insurance to buy contraception. He has taken extraordinary steps to force reconsideration
McAuliffe sat with Roanoke Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea, campaign staff, and volunteers manning the phones making call after call to get that one last vote. A high percentage of voters are undecided in the June 9th Democratic primary so that one more phone call from every volunteer could make the difference in who will oppose Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell in November.
Roanoke Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea introduced McAuliffe and sat down to make calls to drum up last minute votes. State Democratic Senator John Edwards was also there to greet McAuliffe. McAuliffe touted his coalition of supporters and many endorsements. Everyone “cares about jobs,” said McAuliffe. Talking with an “undecided” voter he said, “I hunt and am a strong supporter of 2nd amendment rights and responsible gun ownership.”
McAuliffe on the phone.
McAuliffe, Vice-Mayor Lea, Supporter
McAuliffe pumps up supporters.
Vice-Mayor Lea makes calls while McAuliffe courts voters.
McAuliffe makes case with undecided voter.
McAuliffe greets staff and volunteers.
When I asked Terry what one or two things can he say at this late date that will swing an undecided to his camp?
ONE: “I’ll be the job creator and have the best shot at getting the economy moving.”
TWO: “I have the best shot at beating Bob McDonnell. Bob has already beaten Craigh Deeds once – beat him on the issues – beat him on the gas tax – Craigh says he wants to raise the gas tax – Bob won’t have that contrast with me. I don’t believe in raising taxes especially in a down economy. I would create new economic activity and I can beat Bob McDonnell that’s my best argument for folks [undecided].”