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Posted at 4:18 PM ET, 06/ 1/2009

The Party of No

By Sandhya Somashekhar
Sandhya Somashekhar

For months, Democrats have been painting the GOP as "the party of no." Well, Republicans tried to turn the tables on their Democratic critics today with a whirlwind "Just Say Yes" tour of the state.

Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli -- who on Saturday won the GOP nomination for Attorney General -- touched down at Dulles International for a brief rally as part of the tour. In a private hangar at the airport, McDonnell rattled off a litany of policy positions ranging from education to energy, and led supporters in a chorus of, "Just say yes!"

"This is the positive, can-do, results-oriented, friendly, enthusiastic, conservative ticket that's going to support right to work and the rule of law, all the way to victory on Nov. 3," said McDonnell. "And we're going to be the party of yes to the reforms that we need."

UPDATE: The Democratic Party of Virginia released a statement late today by spokesman Jared Leopold calling the tour "a cynical attempt to mislead Virginians...Today's new advertising slogan is nothing more than shiny new packaging for the same failed product."

By Sandhya Somashekhar  | June 1, 2009; 4:18 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race, 2009 Governor's Race, Bill Bolling, Election 2009, Ken Cuccinelli, Sandhya Somashekhar  
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If you are a parent who encourages your children to pursue new things and positively reinforce them with Yes you can, and give them a long leash to run with. What kind of adult would they become? The kind that is for free enterprise, pull yourself up from your bootstraps, count on yourself and not on handouts.

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