Joe Abbey, Creigh Deeds’ campaign manager, issued a statement today, imploring donors to give another $100K to the Deeds campaign by Jun. 30.
Using the same old tired rhetoric about McDonnell’s “extreme social and economic agenda” (you mean the one that wants to create jobs, stimulate the economy, and keep taxes low?), Abbey also lays out this whopper:
These ads, and McDonnell’s whole campaign, will be well-funded by out-of-state interests and the national Republican party. These are the same people who led the fight for the agendas of Gilmore, Bush and McCain.
The implication is that Deeds is not getting big money from out-of-state either. Hmmm…I guess that $3 million that the Democratic Governors Association is fronting for that lame organization, “[No] Common Sense Virginia”, is all Virginia-based? And those folks didn’t support the likes of Kennedy, Schumer, Pelosi, and Reid, and Deeds, eh?
Please. We all know this is going to be a heavily watched and heavily funded campaign on both sides from special interests – but especially for Democrats from Unions who oppose card check to Northeastern liberal elitists who don’t support McDonnell’s principled values.
The days of the Deeds’ campaign playing the “poor, simple candidate” are over. Even the last time Deeds and McDonnell squared-off the Deeds campaign was still well-funded…certainly better than the advantage they claim McDonnell had.
Deeds is going to get all the help he needs directly from national special interest groups…if not directly, they’re going to spend it on his behalf through a 527.
So, Mr. Abbey, spare us the desperation.