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McAuliffe Picks Up Congressman's Support

Rosalind Helderman

So it looks like, at long last and after weeks of close ties and kind words, U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott has essentially endorsed Terry McAuliffe.

We haven't yet heard him use the "e" word, but a McAuliffe mailer that hit yesterday features a photo of the two of them and quotes praising McAuliffe as representing "hope for Virginia." McAuliffe is far too careful a politician to send out a mailer like that without Scott's approval.

Scott's nod could be a key bit of support in his Hampton Roads district, helping to bring out black voters who could be critical to a possible McAuliffe victory. McAuliffe has also received the endorsements of the state's black newspapers.

You can read the mailer here.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 5, 2009; 11:44 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Brian J. Moran , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Rosalind Helderman , Terry McAuliffe  
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Bobby Scott is a terrific Congressman. His support of McAuliffe should resonate well in his district. Rep. Scott is to be commended for stepping up to the plate for his candidate--and I very much agree that McAuliffe as governor would be, by far, the most effective of any of the candidates on either side.

Posted by: summercat | June 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

David Chang & South Korea funders, 1995-98
Chang was a Korean or Chinese (his place of birth is a matter of dispute) businessman based in New Jersey. He donated lavishly to various Democratic candidates and organizations, and was repeatedly a guest at the Clinton White House.

Between 1995-96, Change orchestrated approximately $54,000 worth of illegal campaign contributions. He also hired Terry McAuliffe to assist him in buying a bank in South Korea in mid-1998.

The sources of Chang's wealth have never been established, and are a matter of some suspicion, given that between 1996-98 he donated funds to politicians and experienced gambling losses well in excess of his reported income. Also, his various companies boasted of large business deals, but many projects never seemed to get beyond the planning stage.

A businessman named Robert Lee, 49, pleaded guilty to violating federal elections laws by giving the Democratic National Committee $150,000 drawn from a South Korean corporation. Lee was the 16th person charged in a Justice Department investigation of campaign financing in the 1996 election.

This is who you want in Richmond? Read on, this one is my person favorite:

In December 2008, at a Richmond gubernatorial forum, McAuliffe said he has "started five businesses in the region." [24] The Washington Post later reported that "all five are investment partnerships, with no employees, registered to his home address in McLean."

Yes, Terry the Carpetbagger will brings jobs to Virginia...

Posted by: biffgrifftheoneandonly | June 5, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

As more and more people get to know Terry McAuliffe as a person and get to know his Business Plan for Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is far and away the best person to lead Virginia for the next 4 years.

Posted by: Willis3 | June 5, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Biff: You've convinced me. I won't be voting for David Chang on Tuesday. Didn't realize he was on the ballot.


Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 5, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

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