March 25, 2021 News & Press Releases

Statement from Democratic Candidates for Governor of Virginia

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Joint statement from Jennifer Carroll Foy, Lee Carter, Terry McAuliffe, and Jennifer McClellan

Richmond, VA — Today, four of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor released the following joint statement condemning the GOP field of candidates, whose extremism is a constant reminder that every one of these Republicans is wrong for Virginia:

“Last week, the entire Republican field took their complete embrace of Donald Trump a step beyond the far right extremism that has become the norm in the Virginia GOP. 

From Pete Snyder lying to the IRS to hide information about his organization’s finances and Glenn Youngkin’s commitment to voter suppression, to Amanda Chase’s racist tirade against Sen. McClellan and the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and Kirk Cox’s embrace of policies that hurt Virginia working families — the Republican candidates are proving one thing: they are wrong for Virginia.

At a time when Virginians across the Commonwealth are struggling in the face of this devastating pandemic, Virginia Republicans are inexplicably opposing the president’s American Rescue Plan and critical relief that will allow us to beat COVID-19 and build a better future for everyone in our communities. This position is a testament to the reality that Virginia Republicans will always put far right politics over people and solutions. 

As Democrats, we may have our differences, but we are united against allowing any of these Trump acolytes near the governorship.

The unhinged extremism on the GOP side is dangerous — and it is a constant reminder that every one of these Republicans is completely unfit to lead Virginia.”