McAuliffe’s stalled electric car company salary raises funding scheme questions
At this point the failures and false promises of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s electric car company, GreenTech, have been well documented.
For those who need a refresher, Clinton fundraiser and party insider McAuliffe re-christened himself a ‘Virginia businessman’ in his second quest for the Old Dominion governorship and touted several supposed job-creating ventures on the campaign trail, one being a wood pellet firm that has yet to become operational, and another was GreenTech Automotive, which he pledged would create thousands of jobs.
First, it was revealed that those promised jobs were to be created in Mississippi, not Virginia. Then, McAuliffe was caught fibbing about why the company chose to locate outside the state, claiming Virginia authorities had rejected their application before it was made clear that GreenTech had never completed its application materials. Then the revelation that Virginia officials were concerned that the company was “a visa-for-sale scheme” given its lack of a credible business plan and utilization of the EB-5 funding mechanism, which hands out U.S. visas to foreign investors (more on this later).
Eventually, it came out that McAuliffe had resigned from GreenTech in December 2012 despite continuing to use his role with the company as a key talking point as he campaigned around Virginia.
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Occupy Roanoke to prostitute itself out for Terry McAuliffe.
The Occupiers apparently plan to come out by the tens tomorrow to show their support for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe: Contrast that with Occupy Roanoke’s rhetoric in 2011: …we would like to see the end of paid lobbyists. Washington’s K Street is made up of many former legislators and staff whose job it is to help write the laws after showering Congress with | Read More »
Extremier Than Extreme Except for the Last Extremists in Virginia
“We’ve just learned Ken Cuccinelli and the most extreme Republican ticket in Virginia history will be holding a campaign launch event TODAY, May 18, 2013 in Virginia Beach,” reads an email from Laura Harmon, the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Executive Director.I can’t help but wonder if she just took out the file from the 2009 election. Because that year Levar Stoney, then the Executive Director | Read More »
No truce with the Kermit Gosnells.
I’m going to quote Matthew Clark of Bearing Drift here, because he set up the situation pretty straightforwardly: Virginia, with the support of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, has enacted some of the most stringent health requirements for abortion clinics in the country. The law allows the Virginia Board of Health to regulate abortion clinics much like hospitals, to ensure that they provide the same operation, | Read More »
The only thing more hypocritical than Terry McAuliffe? The Lefties now supporting him.
There’s some raised eyebrows at some of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s donors: specifically the detail that 78% of his funding in the last quarter came from out-of-state donors. Looking at the donor list, I note that some of the folks involve include: Terry’s father-in-law Richard Swann, who is probably best known for being president, back in the day, of the infamously failed American Pioneer | Read More »
Hillary Watch 2016: You COULD Ignore All The Latest News, But That Would Be Foolish
tive! Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Does this iconic Superman intro also describe the state of Hillary’s non-campaign campaign for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2016? Perhaps, but with so much news the media is slobbering to report that barf bags, “tucked into the seat pocket in front of you,” may be needed to help RedState readers get through it all. Let’s first start with the | Read More »
An Early Take on the Virginia Gubernatorial Race 2013
The other governor’s race this year, besides the one in New Jersey, will be in Virginia. Before discussing that race, just to follow up on some comments regarding the New Jersey race: As someone mentioned, if anyone thinks Christie’s “embrace of Obama” in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy cost Romney the election, they are mistaken. In my humble opinion, that videotape of the fundraiser did | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli on his Race to be Virginia’s Next Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss the latest legal challenges to Obamacare, his race against likely Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and the economic disparities between Northern and Southern Virginia.
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Why Bob McDonnell Will Win Virginia, and What it Can Mean for the Republican Party
As a Virginian and a member of the Republican Governor’s Association, I’m glad that the Democratic primary is settled and now the campaign for Virginia governor can begin. State Senator Creigh Deeds won the primary last night, after trailing by double digits less than three weeks ago. The stakes in this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race are the highest ever. Even more than New Jersey, the | Read More »
Creigh Deeds Swamping McAuliffe, Moran in Dem Primary
Democrats will finally select their gubernatorial nominee tomorrow and until recently, the smart money was on former Clinton bag-man Terry McAuliffe to win. So this has to count as stunning news: Deeds is now at 40%, followed by Terry McAuliffe at 26% and Brian Moran at 24%. In the last week Deeds has gained 13 points while McAuliffe and Moran have each advanced by just | Read More »
With a day to go in the Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary…
…the carpetbagger from New York and the brother of the anti-Semite are falling behind the guy who keeps hitting people with his car. PPP’s poll is especially good news for the Guy With The Car’s campaign, but it’ll probably still be a nail-biter for the Other side tomorrow. Unless another six polls come out that confirm PPP’s, of course. Or turnout exceeds the five percent | Read More »
The Democratic Virginia primary continues to not surprise.
(Via Jen Rubin) With two weeks left in the Virginia Democratic primary, the failed DNC chairman from New York is still ahead of both the corrupt brother of an anti-Semite and the guy who keeps hitting people with his car (thanks, Jim Geraghty), but the guy with the car is coming up fast: Raleigh, N.C. – The only candidate who has moved forward in the | Read More »
I am not a shill for AIPAC.
Thanks to R.S. McCain, I’ve been dragged into this complete non-scandal about him and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, so I might as well establish this now: I do not work for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. I am not directly compensated by AIPAC in any way. AIPAC has not provided me with any consideration in exchange for my highlighting the Israel-bashing escapades of | Read More »
Moran, McAuliffe entering full contested-primary mode in VA.
The conflict between two major Democratic candidates (mentioned in yesterday’s RedHot) for the nomination for Governor continues to escalate. For the benefit of those catching the story late, the two individuals are as follows: Brian Moran: former Virginia state legislator. Brother of notorious anti-AIPAC conspiracy theorist Rep. Jim Moran (D, VA-08). Pros: Is not Terry McAuliffe. Cons: Is probably best known for being brother of | Read More »
Helen Lovejoy Runs for Governor
Or at least that’s what one could easily assume after reading Democratic gubernatorial entrant Terry McAuliffe’s latest email to the faithful (and me…still don’t know how I got on that list). While referencing Bob McDonnell’s opposition to the “compromise” reach on banning smoking, Terry’s copywriters went to work: This week, Tim Kaine reached a bipartisan agreement with Republican Speaker of the House Bill Howell to | Read More »