The Weekender (8/6/21)
Welcome to the Democratic Governors Association’s Friday newsletter, The Weekender.
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|Virginia: Democratic candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe once again showed his support for all Virginians with his newly released plan for spurring growth in Virginia’s rural economy. His detailed plan for “Growing Greener Pastures” will support agriculture, forestry, and broadband expansion. His plan is drawing broad support with endorsements from over one hundred rural Virginia leaders. Meanwhile, Glenn Youngkin has finally unveiled his plan for Virginia’s economy, but “the result is pretty disappointing, and something of a gut punch for the rural areas,” wrote the editorial board of the Roanoke Times. Youngkin wants Virginians to believe their economy is “in the ditch,” but Democrats have led the state to back-to-back wins as the country’s top state for business — and the reality is it’s Youngkin’s disastrous plan that would hurt the economy and especially devastate rural Virginians.
New Jersey: Jack Ciattarelli is doing his best to stay afloat after plunging headfirst into the deep end of Trumpian extremism. His most recent attempt to tread water is his choice of former state Sen. Diane Allen for lieutenant governor. Ciattarelli’s pick is yet another desperate attempt to repair the damages of a bruising far-right primary. From headlining a ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally alongside white supremacists to attacking LGBTQ+ youth, Ciattarelli can’t hide the fact that he’s an extremist who would drag New Jersey backward and undo the progress of the past four years. All this pandering proves that Ciattarelli is out of touch with New Jersey values, and voters will reject his extremist agenda in November.
|“Our goal is to make sure that every child who walks through the door of a school in Delaware has the resources they need to succeed. This legislation will help us get there by providing important services early in a student’s academic career.”