Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) on Wednesday defended a new mailer ad released by Virginia Democrats a day earlier that attempts to link Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie and President Donald Trump to multiple white nationalist rallies that have recently been held in Charlottesville, Va.
McAuliffe participated in WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” session, where he took questions from citizens across the state about a plethora of issues that affect them, including the upcoming gubernatorial election.
One of the questions came from NBC4 Washington’s Julie Carey, who asked about the controversial mailer ad. All three campaigns on Virginia’s Democratic ticket approved a new mailer ad that shows Gillespie and Trump superimposed above a photo of white nationalists holding tiki torches.
Gillespie’s digital director, Eric Wilson, shared a picture of the mailer on Twitter and commented that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s campaign had reached a “new low.”
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