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Mudslinging in the Virginia governor’s race gets dirty

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With less than two weeks until Election Day in Virginia, the mudslinging is well underway in the governor’s race. Polls are neck and neck. The close race has the candidates doing everything they can do try and get an edge on their opponent. 

Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin is the latest to take fling some dirt, saying his opponent Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe “cut off” an interview early and “berated” the reporter. 

Following the interview with northern Virginia’s ABC affiliate, WJLA, Republicans blasted McAuliffe, saying he attacked “the reporter for asking tough questions.”

WJLA posted the transcript of the interview.

As McAuliffe finishes his answer to a question about vaccinations in schools, his representative is heard saying, “Alright Nick we are already over time.”

McAuliffe then gets up and is heard saying, “Alright, we are over. That’s it. That’s it. Hey, I gave you extra time.”

There is cross chatter after that, but McAuliffe is heard saying, “C’mon man. You should have asked better questions early on. You should have asked questions your viewers care about.”

“Well, we did,” WJLA reporter Nick Minock said off-camera.

The Sinclair-owned station offered each candidate a 20-minute interview to air on their network. Going in, WJLA reports McAuliffe’s team said that he only had time for a 10-minute interview.

This is confirmed by a member of McAuliffe’s team, who posted the text chain he had with Minock.

Both candidates have found themselves in hot water this past week. Youngkin was attached to a campaign event where supporters pledged allegiance to a flag said to be carried during the January 6 riot at the Capitol. 

Eyes nationwide are on this race as some say it will be a bellwether for the midterms.

 

THE BATTLE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IS HEATING UP WITH less than two weeks until Election Day. 

the polls are neck and neck between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe,

The latest blow comes from Youngkin’s campaign blasting McAUliffe saying he “CUT OFF” THE INTERVIEW early AND “BERATED” THE REPORTER. 

<<”McAuliffe Staffer: “Alright Nick we are already over time.”

Terry McAuliffe: “Alright, we are over. That’s it. That’s it. Hey I gave you extra time. C’mon man.”

You should have asked better questions early on. You should have asked questions your viewers care about.”

Nick Minock: “Well, we did.”>>

Annie Andersen: Sinclair Broadcasting- owned WJLA offered each candidate a 20 minute interview, but McAuliffe only did 10.

The interview is making the rounds in conservate circles…

But THE STATION said McAuliffe’s team ORIGINALLY TOLD THEM he only had time for a 10 minute interview. AND IT WENT A FULL TEN MINUTES

Both candidates have found themselves in hot water this past week..McAuliffe with this 

and Youngkin being attached to a rally where supporters pledged allegiance to a flag said to be carried during the january 6 riot at the capitol. 

Eyes nationwide are on this race as some say it will be a bellwether for the midterms… 

You can watch our full piece on why experts say this is the race to watch to possibly predict what the next Congress will look like. Search Virginia as a mini US on our website. 

Who Do you think will pull ahead?

Let me know in the comments below and be sure to rate this story on our website, straight arrow news dot com. 

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With less than two weeks until Election Day in Virginia, the mudslinging is well underway in the governor’s race. Polls are neck and neck. The close race has the candidates doing everything they can do try and get an edge on their opponent. 

Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin is the latest to take fling some dirt, saying his opponent Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe “cut off” an interview early and “berated” the reporter. 

Following the interview with northern Virginia’s ABC affiliate, WJLA, Republicans blasted McAuliffe, saying he attacked “the reporter for asking tough questions.”

WJLA posted the transcript of the interview.

As McAuliffe finishes his answer to a question about vaccinations in schools, his representative is heard saying, “Alright Nick we are already over time.”

McAuliffe then gets up and is heard saying, “Alright, we are over. That’s it. That’s it. Hey, I gave you extra time.”

There is cross chatter after that, but McAuliffe is heard saying, “C’mon man. You should have asked better questions early on. You should have asked questions your viewers care about.”

“Well, we did,” WJLA reporter Nick Minock said off-camera.

The Sinclair-owned station offered each candidate a 20-minute interview to air on their network. Going in, WJLA reports McAuliffe’s team said that he only had time for a 10-minute interview.

This is confirmed by a member of McAuliffe’s team, who posted the text chain he had with Minock.

Both candidates have found themselves in hot water this past week. Youngkin was attached to a campaign event where supporters pledged allegiance to a flag said to be carried during the January 6 riot at the Capitol. 

Eyes nationwide are on this race as some say it will be a bellwether for the midterms.

 

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