What I think is so interesting about this Washington Post story about Terry McAuliffe’s out-of-state fundraising trips is that McAuliffe’s campaign does not include these out of state trips on his public schedule.
What are they are trying to hide exactly?
Is there a reason Terry McAuliffe should be want to keep voters from finding out that he has held fundraising events out of state? Since Jan., McAuliffe has held events in:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- East Greenwich, Rhode Island
- Syracuse, N.Y.
- Washington, D.C.
Why do these people care about who is governor of Virginia? I can understand why you’d want to contribute to a candidate running for Congress from another state — after all, Members of Congress make decisions which affect everyone in the country. But what impact does the Governor of Virginia have on the daily lives of the people of NY, IL, AZ, CA, TX, FL, RI? Nominally, the governor can impact the lives of the people of Washington, DC, but somehow, I don’t think the rank and file Democrats were attending fundraisers with former President Clinton or ones held at the the GOP lobbying shop founded by the Republican Ed Rogers and Governor Haley Barbour (R-Miss.)
What’s the big secret? Really.
BTW, check out the Google Map which accompanies the Post’s story.