Shannon Jumps In on McDonnell Thesis
Remember the Sesame Street song "One of These Things is Not Like the Other?"
It might have seemed a little odd when Democratic attorney general candidate Steve Shannon's campaign declined to comment on Bob McDonnell's 1989 master's thesis, just as the rest of the Democratic establishment was racing to condemn McDonnell for the work.
Apparently, that wasn't where the Shannon campaign wanted to end up on the story of the day, so spokesman Brian Coy put out a new statement on the issue late this afternoon:
"As Attorney General you have to have focus and priorities, and Virginia has some very serious crime fighting challenges that have to be met over the next four years. Virginians deserve to know that Ken Cuccinelli shares the startling political agenda that is outlined in Bob McDonnell's thesis," he said.
Why the shift?
Coy said the campaign had time this afternoon to read McDonnell's thesis more thoroughly, and after doing so, decided it was important to "to make sure it was clear where Steve stands on an agenda like this."
August 31, 2009; 5:11 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , 2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman
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