New Ads Attack McAuliffe on Abortion, Business

Monday, 23 Sep 2013 12:21 PM

By Lisa Barron

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The conservative Virginia Principles Fund has launched an ad campaign against Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, attacking the Democrat for his support for abortion rights and his business dealings, according to Politico.

In the anti-abortion ad, a female narrator says, “The gift of life: innocent, beautiful, a miracle from God, and our responsibility to protect” as a young girl lays her head on her pregnant mother’s stomach and another mother kisses a newborn baby’s forehead.

Story continues below video.

The narration continues, “Terry McAuliffe supports abortion on demand at any time for any reason. — paid for by Virginia taxpayers!”

McAuliffe vowed earlier this month to exempt Virginia’s abortion clinics from new health-and-safety regulations if he is elected.

Sarah Huckabee, who heads the Virginia Principles Fund, told Politico that its research shows that McAuliffe’s position on abortion is “one of his greatest vulnerabilities” in his race against Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

Sarah Huckabee is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Another ad funded by the group blasts McAuliffe’s ties to Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications company.

Story continues below video.

“Virginians are hurting: not enough good-paying jobs, working two or more jobs to pay the bill,” says the narrator. “Terry McAuliffe talks about what he’ll do to help, but what has he done? Terry McAuliffe got rich off a company that went bankrupt and laid off 10,000 workers. Ten thousand workers lost their jobs, their healthcare, their livelihood while McAuliffe made millions.”

McAuliffe has also taken hits for the controversial electric-car company he launched after failing to win his party's nomination for governor four years ago. Cuccinelli has frequently taken shots at his opponent over GreenTech Automotive.

The tagline on both of the ads by Virginia Principles Fund is, “Terry McAulffe: Not our values, wrong for Virginia.”

For its part, the McAuliffe campaign has focused much of its advertising on Cuccinelli’s positions on social issues.

“Considering that Ken Cuccinelli wants to make abortion illegal even in cases of rape and incest, has tried to outlaw common forms of birth control like the pill, and even said his ultimate goal is to make abortion disappear in America, it’s no surprise that his extreme friends would try to come in and rescue him by launching false and misleading attacks,” McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin told Politico.

Related story:

New Super Pac Slams McAuliffe From the Right

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Matt Kibbe: Tea Party Values Defining Election

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 13:07 PM

Even though support for the tea party may be down, Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks tells Newsmax that it's still the tea part . . .

Alaska Senate Race: No Clear Leader after Debate

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 12:25 PM

Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan and incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich faced off in a debate on fisheries is . . .

Conservative Super PAC Blasts Democrats Hagan, Braley as Extreme Liberals

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 12:00 PM

A conservative Super PAC has launched blistering ads in North Carolina and Iowa, crucial battlegrounds in the fight for  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved