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Youngkin Campaign Slams McAuliffe on Right-to-Work Lies

October 11, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, VA - Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign spokeswoman Macaulay Porter released the following statement in response to Terry McAuliffe “personally assur[ing]” the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) that he will not repeal right-to-work if elected governor.

“After apparently emerging from a smoke-filled backroom, Terry McAuliffe acquired an endorsement from a Richmond-based lobbying group after lying about his intent to repeal right-to-work.

“The VTCA is just the most recent victim to fall prey to Terry McAuliffe’s lies about his position on right-to-work, and Virginians shouldn’t be fooled. McAuliffe will immediately repeal right-to-work here in Virginia like he promised to do this year when he said, ‘sure, I’d sign [a bill repealing right-to-work].’ Every business knows that this would cripple the Commonwealth’s economy.

“Glenn Youngkin will increase investment in our roads and highways as part of his Day One Game Plan, yet McAuliffe doesn’t even have a plan for roads and bridges in the 130-pages of failed policies that he recycled from past campaigns. Instead, he’s based his entire campaign on defunding police, raising taxes on families by $5,400, and telling parents to sit down and shut up when it comes to their children’s education.

“Glenn is proud to be the candidate that will fight for Virginians being nickel and dimed by the grocery and gas taxes, and will fight every day for the people of Virginia—not special interest groups—to make the Commonwealth the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”

In a letter to its members, VTCA leadership wrote the following:

"While questions have been raised about Terry's position to preserve [right-to-work], our leadership has been personally assured that [right-to-work] is NOT going away while he is governor..."

The Youngkin campaign also released a new ad highlighting McAuliffe’s anti-worker crusade to repeal right-to-work.

VIDEO: McAuliffe Will Repeal Virginia’s Right-to-Work Law

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