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McAuliffe Unveils More Radio Ads

Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic candidate for governor, released two new radio ads today that are aimed at winning over African-American voters.

The ads, which focus on McAuliffe's pledge to create more jobs, will air on black radio stations in Richmond and Norfolk. In both spots, McAuliffe tries to preempt critics who argue he does not have deep enough roots in state and local politics.

"Virginia has been my home for nearly twenty years; it's where my wife Dorothy and I are raising our five children," McAuliffe states. "I've listened to your needs and know what families are facing."

In the ad that will air in Hampton Roads, McAuliffe concludes his message by taking a subtle swipe at his two Democratic opponents, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath) and former delegate Brian Moran. " Terry McAuliffe for Governor," a female narrator states. " Because not all good ideas come from Richmond."

But McAuliffe is using a different concluding message in the ad that is airing in Richmond.

"Terry McAuliffe for Governor," the narrator states in the Richmond ad. " Because he will bring new ideas and new energy to Richmond. "

By Tim Craig  |  February 3, 2009; 5:36 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Terry McAuliffe , Tim Craig  
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True, McAuliffe has lived in Virginia. He's lived in the ultra rich enclave home to D.C. lobbyists and lawyers, McLean, while being a talking head for the Clintons. People don't argue that he doesn't have "deep enough" roots in local and state politics- he has no roots in either, whatsoever. And now he's taking aim at the two people he is running against by putting down their careers of service to Virginia? The audacity of McAuliffe and his campaign is something else.

Posted by: ChrisD4 | February 4, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

I don't think he is "putting down" the careers of Moran and Deeds. I think he is saying that not all good ideas come from Richmond. McAuliffe has some great messaging points, and many of us agree that we need NEW ideas in the debate that come from outside the Richmond circle.

Posted by: alexdem24 | February 4, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

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