McDonnell on FOX News's Hannity show
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell said in a live interview tonight on FOX News that Republican wins in Virginia and New Jersey next week could provide momentum going into the 2010 mid-term elections -- much like Republican wins in both states did in 1993.
"There's a lot of national in this race obviously,'' McDonnell said. "I do think that (people are saying) if McDonnell and (Chris) Christie win there are some opportunities for some added momentum for 2010."
In a five-minute interview, McDonnell told conservative host Sean Hannity that he has been able to win over many independents that had voted for Democrats in Virginia in recent years in part because of discontent with President Obama and Congress.
"Some of the policies that this Congress has pursued and supported by the president like cap and trade and card check and tax increases and intrusions on the free enterprise system and deficit spending, I've made those issues in the race and I think Virginians are not enamored with those policies,'' he said. "I don't think they're good for Virginia....I think that is making a difference in the race."
It's unclear if Democrat Creigh Deeds was invited to appear on the show. This is the fourth time in recent weeks that McDonnell has appeared on national TV alone. In the previous instances, Deeds either declined or did not respond to the interview requests.
Polls show McDonnell leading Deeds by double digits. Hannity said he hopes to be able to call the race for McDonnell when his show begins Tuesday at 9 p.m.
"I feel really good about the direction of our campaign,'' McDonnell said. "There's tremendous enthusiasm on the ground...People are encouraged about common sense conservative vision, problem solving, looking at the quality of life issues people care about and finding those solutions based on our conservative principles...I think we're heading in the right direction. We're excited about the prospects for Tuesday. We just have to get people to turn out."
October 30, 2009; 9:53 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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