Updated: McDonnell Airs Two New Ads
Republican Bob McDonnell unveiled a pair of positive new TV ads today -- including one in which he refutes criticism about his 20-year-old graduate thesis and his stance on working women. In the ads, he speaks directly into the camera, talking about the kind of governor he would be and his quest to create more jobs in the state.
"Protect" began airing today in the Northern Virginia, Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg markets.
"Jobs Agenda" began airing today statewide, except Northern Virginia.
Updated: Here's a response from Democrat Creigh Deeds campaign: "Bob's new ad is correct -- attacks on his character HAVE raised questions about who he is and what kind of governor he'll be,'' said Jared Leopold, a Deeds spokesman. "And he still doesn't explain why he sponsored 35 bills to restrict a woman's right to choose; why he voted against equal pay for women; why he voted repeatedly against public schools; why he voted against child care programs; or why he voted against access to contraception. The problem with his thesis is that it was a blueprint for how he legislated."
Read the scripts below:
McDonnell: Attacks on my character over a decades-old graduate school paper have raised questions about who I am and the kind of governor I'll be.
I believe in strong families. I've been raising three daughters to be independent, professional women.
As attorney general, I strengthened domestic violence laws and cracked down on sexual predators to protect women and children.
And 90 percent of my proposals passed with strong bipartisan support.
My plans will create jobs and build roads and put more money into the classroom.
That's who I am and that's the kind of governor I'll be.
McDonnell: Virginia's governor needs to make the top priority creating jobs and opportunity for Virginians.
It's not responsible to pile huge new debt on our children.
Government needs to be more user friendly, more transparent and more accountable.
Setting priorities in the budget, cutting down taxes and regulation.
To grow small business, which is one of the keys to Virginia's competitiveness and our ability to create jobs.
These are things that are going to improve the opportunities for all of our citizens to compete in a global economy.
I'll be a jobs governor, bringing people together, getting results for Virginians.
September 11, 2009; 4:48 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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