McAuliffe criticizes African-American SenatorPolitics

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.

  • Mark

    Why is race always the first thing you see?

  • Britt Howard

    I wonder why Mr. DNC, Terry McAuliffe would call ANYONE out on “wining and dining”?

    Just what did McAuliffe do to garner support for his candidates from his spot in the DNC? This all sounds “whining and denying” to me.

  • Brian Kirwin

    Mark, actually whenever I see you, I think of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

  • Mark

    It’s like talking with a 5th grader, your answer to everything is to name call or call someone gay. Sad.

  • Brian Kirwin

    I never knew you were such an expert on 5th graders.

  • Mark

    Nice of you to maintain that 5th grade mentality. Please let me know when you are ready to grow up and actually have a conversation that doesn’t consist solely of childish put-downs.

  • AC

    What does the Senator being African-American have to do with anything? And rather than accepting gifts from our state-operated universities and tourist attractions, perhaps she should be supporting them. Those are our tax dollars.