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New Ads for McAuliffe, Moran

Anita Kumar

Another day, another new ad. Actually today, two new ads.

Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran release new TV ads today. McAuliffe's ad uses one of his better lines from the debates (President Kennedy didn't say we're going halfway to the moon - he said we're going all the way!) while Moran takes a swipe at Republican nominee Bob McDonnell.

By Anita Kumar  |  June 2, 2009; 3:26 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Terry McAuliffe  
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Moran's ads are seriously underwhelming and amateurish.

Posted by: Simon23p | June 3, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

I found Moran's ad to be substantive and focused on his track record of making things happen for people of all ages and races across the Commonwealth. Anybody can shout out "wind turbines"
"thousands of jobs!" with a megaphone. Mark Warner tapped Brian Moran to enter public service and for 20 years they teamed up to transform Virginia into the best run state in the US. It's the detailed focus on governance and reach across the aisle that can keep Virginia going BLUE. Not Hollywood, not high value technicolor ads, but the hard work of listening to people, having empathy, and reaching across the aisle. That's Brian Moran. The lower dollar production values do not detract from the substance, it provides telling contrast.

Posted by: VirginiaMom3 | June 3, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

It's 2009 - not 1989. Who cares if Warner tapped Moran some 20 years ago. He has failed to live up to his potential. I say he can't match the Macker - in substance, style, or fundraising abilities. I'll be surprised if Moran comes in second...

Posted by: demfuture2000 | June 3, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Does Moran really say in this ad as he has while campaigning that he led Governor Kaine's legislative efforts? Was that for the few weeks that the legislature was in session? Does Moran take responsibility for the transportation mess that the legislature came up with? So Governor Kaine who is exceedingly bright ignored his quite capable staff and instead let Moran lead him around with legislative issues. A little far fetched I think. Has Moran ever introduced and seen passed any substantive piece of legislation?

Posted by: Willis3 | June 3, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

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