The Weekender (9/24/21)
Welcome to the Democratic Governors Association’s Friday newsletter, The Weekender.
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|Virginia: Terry McAuliffe released a new TV ad this week with Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund that featured a gun violence survivor who is against Youngkin’s stance on allowing guns in the hands of domestic abusers. McAuliffe has outlined a comprehensive plan to end gun violence in Virginia. Meanwhile, Glenn Youngkin is so desperate to run from his unpopular record that he released an incredibly misleading ad attacking Terry McAuliffe that the Washington Post said has “dubious links.” Youngkin should stop trying to distort McAuliffe’s record and actually answer questions about his total allegiance to Trump — unlike the complete meltdown he had when he was asked a simple question about his support for Trump.
New Jersey: This week, the Star-Ledger published an opinion article from editorial page editor Tom Moran slamming Jack Ciattarelli for his far-right views and repeated lies about headlining a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally ahead of the deadly January 6th insurrection. Three weeks after Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, Ciattarelli spoke at a rally under the banner, ‘Stop the Steal.’ “It may be remembered as his fatal mistake,” wrote Moran. Last week, the Murphy for Governor campaign launched a television ad called “Our Way,” highlighting Ciattarelli’s involvement in the rally and several other extreme views, including his plans to roll back the right to choose, affordable health care coverage, voting rights, and gun safety laws. Moran says the ad “fortifies Ciattarelli’s ties to Trump,” and he “failed the test of character.” “Ciattarelli decided to go hard right to win the primary, and now he’s got Trump stuck to him like glue. It’s going to hurt him. As it should,” said Moran. And Moran’s right, the latest Monmouth University poll has Gov. Murphy holding a solid lead.
|“Governor Hochul took office in the middle of a public health crisis and immediately hit the ground running, taking swift action to fight COVID and guide New York’s economic recovery. Her bold leadership has already delivered results for New Yorkers, from nearly doubling the money going out the door in emergency rental assistance to leading the state’s response to natural disasters.”