Friday, August 30, 2013

VA Democrat Gubanatorial Candidate in Hot Water with VA Board of Elections

Virginia Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is in hot water with the Virginia Board of Elections again in conjunction with how he runs his campaign.

Earlier this month the Board ruled that candidate Terry McAuliffe must amend, for the second time, expenditure reports filed with the campaign because they had hundreds (yes, hundreds) of errors and failed to list who is authorizing expenses as required by Virginia code.  The McAuliffe campaign is also under board review because of its apparent “failure to disclose authorization for attack ads against Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli.”

In a complaint filed with the campaign, it is stated that television ads that ran attacking Ken Cuccinelli did not comply with current Virginia state law because they failed to state they were authorized by the McAuliffe for Governor campaign and instead simply stated they were “Paid for by the Democratic Party of Virginia.”  The board will now meet on September 23 to discuss the meaning of “express advocacy” under Virginia’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Act and whether a "magic words" test or a "reasonable interpretation" test should be adopted.

As if McAuliffe’s problems with Green Tech Automotive being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs were not enough, his campaign has now shown disregard for Virginia’s campaign laws.  Intentional and deliberate obstruction of the law is not want Virginians want in a Governor and corruption seems to follow Terry McAuliffe wherever he goes.  If that's how he runs a business and his campaign, how would he run Virginia?

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