Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe released a new ad Wednesday highlighting Glenn Youngkin’s past comments about election integrity ahead of his participation in an upcoming election integrity rally being hosted by the fifth district Republican committee. Youngkin is the Republican gubernatorial nominee and is scheduled to speak at the rally.
The new ad from McAuliffe uses Youngkin’s own words from early in his campaign when he discussed election integrity. “Our election integrity task force was launched week one,” Youngkin says in the new ad from McAuliffe.
Besides Youngkin, keynote speakers for the election integrity event include Republican lieutenant governor candidate Winsome Sears and attorney general candidate Jason Miyares.
McAuliffe has already called on Youngkin to withdraw from the event and Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker echoed McAuliffe.
Youngkin’s campaign says that this interest in election integrity is part of an effort to create a strong foundation and confidence in the system.
“As an American, Glenn Youngkin is absolutely right that in order for Virginia to do well economically, the foundations of our country must be strong, including confidence in the integrity of our elections and Americans’ willingness to accept the results of our democratic process,” said Matt Wolking, Youngkin’s communications director. “As a homegrown Virginian, Glenn Youngkin has been clear from day one that his number one priority as governor will be building a rip-roaring economy in the Commonwealth so that it is the best place in America to live, work, and raise a family. Career politician Terry McAuliffe is stuck in the past and spreading lies and smears because he doesn’t have a positive record to run on.”
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