The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on Virginia Republicans' latest desperate political stunt:
"The Republican Party of Virginia is desperate to distract from Donald Trump's losing race and inexcusable treatment of women - even though they have fully embraced and enabled his bigotry throughout this election.
"Virginia Republicans wouldn't dare pass up an opportunity to characterize a strong female candidate and an accomplished doctor and hospital administrator as nothing more than a political neophyte and alleged patsy in an impossible scheme. This story is utterly baseless.
"This is who they are, and it's a losing strategy."