7:10 Â McAuliffe has an annoying accent and mentions he’s from NY. Â Cuccinelli talks about Haynesworth and Justice. Â Cuccinelli has endorsements from two business groups, including the largest groups.
7:15 Â McAuliffe talks about Star Enterprise and gifts. Â Yawn.
7:20 Ken has saved the taxpayers $250 million in Fairfax. Â McAuliffen teamsters election money laundering. Â McAuliffe was an unindicted conspirator. Â Says if McA becomes Governor we will need to change the state motto from “Sic Semper Tyrannis” to “Quid pro Quo”. Â McAuliffe talks about abortion and Northup Grumman. Â “Mean Â spirited attacks on women and gay Virginians”. Â Ken says the Northrup Grumman attack is false. Says McAuliffe is telling untruths. Â Ken has done more to help women than McAuliffe. Â Started a program to protect women at UVA.
McAuliffe asked how he will pay for Medicaid expansion. Â He’ll set priorities and find inefficiencies and somehow find the money. Against doing away with corporate income tax. Â Education will suffer. Â Yawn.
Ken says it’s hard to find inefficiencies when you don’t know how Virginia Government works. Â Governor is not an entry level job.
McAuliffe asked how he will find the money. Â Suspend the SOLs and invest in community colleges and Medicaid expansion. Â He won’t answer the question, ‘what is the price tag’?
7:25 Â Ken, put more money into the hands of the people, lower personal and business income tax and that will increase revenues. Â NC corporate income tax half of our’s.
McAuliffe says he supported the Governor’s transportation plan. Â He wants more money into education (of course). Â Criticizing Ken for not wanting Medicaid expansion. Â We can’t lose any revenue, need more STEM courses and more teachers. Â Ken’s plan will cause Virginia to lose thousands of teachers.
7:28 Ken says he’s the only one with a jobs plan other than to just say the word jobs a lot.
McAuliffe on gun control. Â He’s for it. Â Wants schools to be safe. (Unlike the rest of us who don’t want safe schools?) Strong supporter of gun rights and he hunts. Â He wants background checks says Ken doesn’t. Â (We have background checks in Virginia).
7:30 Talks about his long time support for mental illness funding. Â VA is the best state for screening out people with mental illness from gun purchases. Â McAuliffe has an F rating from NRA, the only one of the 6 candidates with an F.
McAuliffe says without medicaid expansion we can’t do anything! Â We don’t have the money without it!
7:37 Government shut down. Â Does Ken support Cruz? Â Ken has lived here his whole life and doesn’t want a shut down. Â Ken’s budget would never do that. Â McAuliffe has said that he won’t sign a budget without Medicaid expansion and his only way to fund what he wants. Â That means he would should down VA government. Â If you like the way Washington works, you’ll like a Governor McAuliffe. Â McAuliffe won’t shut down government because he’ll be so bi-partisan. Â McAuliffe says Ken tried to defund Planned Parenthood. Â (Horrors!)
7:40 To Ken, liberal question about poor people, $32,000 a year, can’t get medicaid. Â Expanding medicaid is not the answer. Â We can move money around in medicaid if that’s a priority. Â It can work better for people in the program. Â Wants to help doctors provide care. Â Overwhelming the system we have now with more medicaid expansion is not the answer.
McAuliffe says nearly everyone wants medicaid expansion. Â The government will make medical care more efficient.
Ken says Congressman Ryan told him that they do not have the money to match the states money. Â Ken does not believe that we will get the money from the feds. Â So our budget will explode with expansion of medical care.
7:45 McAuliffe on gay marriage, he’s for it. Â Quoting the NY Times on the Northrup Grumman deal. Â Ken mentions that Gay marriage is a Constitutional Amendment that will never come to a Governor’s desk. Â He believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Â As AG he has to defend the laws of the state whether he likes them or not. Â McAuliffe thinks that he doesn’t have to do that as Governor. Â He can choose which laws he will defend.
McAuliffe talks about methane gas in SW Virginia with 2 out of state companies. Â Ken took contributions from those companies and those people didn’t get their money. Â (I have no clue and I doubt that McAuliffe does either.)
7:50 Jonnie Williams, Ken met him through the Governor. Â Ken is still fighting him for taxes. Â Ken gave the money to charity and he called for ethics reform this summer. Â He ran on ethics reform and has lead on it. Governor wouldn’t agree to a special session on ethics.
Why won’t McAuliffe release taxes? Â He says he’s done enough. Â He goes right back to Williams gifts. Â Yawn. Â Stock wasn’t disclosed and had business before the state. Â He too wants ethics reform and wants no gifts over $100.
Ken disclosed the gifts, had a press conference and turned it over to democrat prosecutor. Â Ken released 8 years of tax returns. Â McAuliffe won’t release any. Â Ken hits McAuliffe on all his shady business dealings and then wants ethics reform! Â haha
Kings Dominion law, McAuliffe won’t change that because tourism is so necessary. Â Ken brought the bill to allow local districts to decide back when he was a Senator, “Children outrank Tourism”! Â Localities should be able to decide. (McAuliffe thinks businesses outrank the educational needs of kids.)
7:55 Should Redskins change their names? Â McAuliffe says no he won’t tell any business what to do. Â Ken says he won’t ask for a name change and said RGIII should have been taken out during the Seattle game.
McAuliffe says Ken wants to ban some kinds of Â birth control and shut down some women’s health clinics. Â He’s ‘mainstream’, just like Warner.
Ken says Small Business and NVTC endorsed him. Â Terry has sold more Visas to China than he’s sold cars with Green Tech. Â Ken will fight for policies that grow businesses and will let people keep more of their own money. Â Limited government and strong families! Â 58,000 new jobs with Ken’s plan.
The third debate will be October 24th in Blacksburg.