Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli began airing his first campaign ad across the state earlier this week. Now his Democratic rival, Terry McAuliffe, is coming into your living room with an ad of his own.
Despite the dramatic differences between the two candidates, both are taking a very similar approach in their first television ads. In an ad that hit the air Monday, Ken Cuccinelli's wife Teiro touted her husband's positive record. Now, Terry McAuliffe is doing the same.
"My wife Dorothy and I have lived in Virginia for over 20 years. And here, we've raised five children of our own," says McAuliffe in the ad.
In his first 30-second ad, which hits airwaves Thursday, McAuliffe tells the story of founding his first business at the age of 14, and raising a family. He ties all of it back into his main campaign platform of creating jobs in Virginia.
In response to the ad, the Cuccinelli campaign said in a statement:
"After more than 30 years of fundraising for liberal candidates and leveraging his political contacts for his own financial gain, Terry McAuliffe doesn't want voters to know who he really is."
With more money projected to flow into this year's race than ever before, Virginians can expect many more positive and negative ads in the months to come.
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Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science.Full Story
Ed joined the NBC29 news team in May, 2011. A Charlotte, NC, native, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and political science. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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