It took a bit longer than I thought it would, but at last, we have some smack talking going on between the candidates for lieutenant governor. The smacker: Sen. Steve Martin, who posted the following update on his Facebook page:
For anyone bragging about raising the ire of the democrat minority leader because he doesn’t know who you are — Come see me when you can tick him off multiple times a day because he DOES know who you are! Yesterday alone I had him coming at me three times in three different meetings, plus other dems attacking me in a meeting. It’s so common in my life I don’t give it a 2nd thought.
The smackee? In this case, it’s former Virginia Victory chairman Pete Snyder, who has made a bit of noise about the Senate Democratic leader’s comments in which Dick calls Pete an unknown “nut job.”
While there can be no doubt that Sen. Martin has had many more, and in person, occasions to irritate Mr. Saslaw, it shows Synder’s “bragging” has stung.
But here’s to both Martin and Snyder for giving Sen. Saslaw reasons to fuss and fume.
Chris Bond, the Snyder campaign’s communications director, issued this response:
“It’s disheartening and disappointing that at a time when our conservative agenda on key issues like education and preserving our right to work status in Virginia is being derailed by the Democrats in the Senate – that some in our party would choose to use their time to attack other Republicans versus keeping our focus and fire on the very Democrats that are running circles around them. It’s little wonder why so many Virginians believe that the political status quo isn’t working and the career politicians have got to go.”