Democrat Terry McAuliffe
Democrat Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that his Republican gubernatorial rival’s positions on family law and other social issues will hurt Virginia’s economy, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said McAuliffe is the one pursuing “job-killing policies.”
The first Republican to break the stranglehold Democrats held on Virginia’s executive mansion since Reconstruction is supporting the Democratic nominee in this fall’s race for governor.
Democrats nominated Norfolk doctor and state Sen. Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor in a statewide primary that saw two senior Republican delegates ousted by conservative challengers.
Mitt Romney, the Republicans’ likely presidential nominee, will be in northern Virginia to campaign and raise funds.