Democrat hopeful Terry McAulliffe aimed his fire at legislators, pushing a full ban on gifts to members of the General Assembly.
“The amount of wining and dining, I think we should put an end to it,” McAuliffe said. (Daily Press)
Of course, the long-reigning champion of getting gifts and goodies is Democrat Senator Yvonne Miller.
“Sen. Yvonne Miller, D-Norfolk, led all 140 legislators by reporting $8,599 of goodies. She attended two seminars outside Virginia on the tab of special interests.
“Miller also reported getting $600 in basketball and football tickets and souvenirs from Norfolk State University, $400 in passes to Tidewater Tides baseball games from Norfolk Southern Corp., and $950 in lodging and tickets at Colonial Williamsburg from the foundation that runs the tourist attraction.
“In addition to the gifts from special interests, Miller ran up $8,903 in travel at the expense of taxpayers – also the top figure in the General Assembly. She attended four conferences on issues affecting state governments – in New Orleans; Omaha, Neb.; Oklahoma City; and Lexington, Ky.”(Virginian-Pilot)
I wonder why T-Mac would attack the practices of one of the General Assembly’s most powerful and influential African American legislators.