DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

Following this evening’s gubernatorial debate between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

“Tonight’s debate underscored what Virginians are increasingly seeing: Terry McAuliffe is the only candidate in this race with a commonsense agenda to grow the middle class, recruit new businesses, and create jobs in Virginia. It’s why he's in such a strong position going into the final stretch of this race. Meanwhile, instead of putting forward a plan to grow Virginia’s economy and help middle class families, Ken Cuccinelli is desperately turning back to his Tea Party base and doubling down on the same ideological views that mainstream Virginians have rejected. Virginians increasingly view Cuccinelli negatively, and nothing he did in tonight’s debate will change that fact. From his controversial views on women’s health, LGBT rights and immigration to his support for failed tax policies that hurt Virginia’s middle class families, Ken Cuccinelli has shown and continues to show that he is too out-of-touch to lead.”