July 12, 2017 Press Releases and Announcements

**TODAY, 11 AM** Delegate Daun Hester, City Council Member Andria McClellan to Discuss Ed Gillespie’s Attacks Against Governor McDonnell’s Bipartisan Transportation Bill in Norfolk

by Kevin Donohoe

Gillespie Has Repeatedly Attacked Ralph Northam for Supporting a Bipartisan Transportation Deal That Provided Critical Funding for Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. — At a press conference today, Delegate Daun Hester and City Council Member Andria McClellan will speak out against Ed Gillespie’s attacks on a bipartisan transportation deal that has secured critical funding to widen 22 miles of I-64 on the Peninsula, construct a new high-rise bridge, and fix the I-64/I-264 interchange. Hester and McClellan 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 and economy.

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 slammed Gillespie’s attacks on 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: Daun Hester, Delegate for the 89th House District and Andria McClellan, City Council Member

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2017, 11 AM

WHERE: Open Lot Where Bayville Street Ends Next to Rebel Marina Services, 1553 Bayville Street, Norfolk

RSVP: Media planning to attend should RSVP to Kevin Donohoe atkdonohoe@vavictory17.org.