MANASSAS, Va. — At a press conference alongside Route 28 today, State Senator Jeremy McPike and Democratic nominee for the 13th House District Danica Roem will speak out against Ed Gillespie’s attacks on a bipartisan transportation deal that was critical to securing funding to widen Route 28 from 4 to 6 lanes from the Prince William County line at Bull Run to Route 29 in Centreville and “jump-starting major transportation projects
” that are improving Northern Virginia’s economy and quality of life. Outside Yorkshire Restaurant in Manassas, Sen. McPike and Roem will call out Gillespie for playing politics with Virginia’s future instead of laying out real solutions that will improve the Commonwealth’s transportation system, reduce traffic, and create jobs.
For months, Gillespie has repeatedly criticized Ralph Northam for supporting Governor McDonnell’s 2013 bipartisan transportation breakthrough that provided desperately needed investments in Virginia’s transportation system. Despite chairing McDonnell's 2009 gubernatorial campaign and touting McDonnell's endorsement of his own candidacy, Gillespie has turned his back on this major accomplishment and cynically used it as an attack against Northam. Fellow Republicans have strongly defended the transportation deal, with former State Senator John Watkins even calling Gillespie “a political opportunist” for attacking the bill.
Press Conference to Discuss Ed Gillespie’s Attacks Against Governor McDonnell’s Bipartisan Transportation Bill
WHO: State Senator Jeremy McPike; Democratic Nominee for the 13th House District Danica Roem
WHEN: Monday, July 10, 2017, 10 AM
WHERE: Yorkshire Restaurant, 7537 Centreville Road, Manassas
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