Virginia Democratic gubernatorial campaigner Terry McAuliffe is withdrawing the support of his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin, and the Hampton Roads Black Caucus (HRBC).
Youngkin tweeted Saturday that he was “humbled” by the support of HRBC, which pays for itself as a non-profit organization that aims to “uplift the Black community.” The group previously supported Democrats McAuliffe as governor in 2013 and Ralph Northam as governor in 2017.
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“I am incredibly humble and valued for the support of the Hampton Roads Black Caucus, and look forward to working with them and all the Virg Viruses to complete my One Day Game to make Virginia a great place to stay, work, and raise.” family, ”Youngkin said in a statement on Saturday.
“Terry McAuliffe harmed Virgin Virgini by neglecting our schools and children, making our communities safer, and causing the cost of living to explode,” he added.
McAuliffe’s campaign and allies tried to lower the deal by controlling the group’s power.
“@TeamYoungkin thinks Twitter is real life,” tweeted Manuel Bonder, deputy director general of the Virginia Democratic Party.
“I would love it if the Youngkin team sent HUGE NEWS about a Republican team supporting their Republican rival,” McAuliffe campaign spokeswoman Christina Freundlich he wrote on Twitter, even though the party has never supported Democrats.
The HRBC too long ago is supported Cheryl Turpin, Democrat has worked in the Virginia House of Representatives from 2018 to 2020.
In a Facebook post in 2016, HRBC said, “Here’s what HRBC’s supporters understand: HRBC TELLS THE TRUTH TO BE STRONG ON EARTH!
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The Youngkin campaign said criticism was a sign that McAuliffe was in trouble.
“Forty years of politics, Terry McAuliffe knows he is losing, which is why he and his team are constantly looking to bring down any group that dares to question his powers or disagree with him,” Youngkin spokesman Christian Martinez said in a statement.
“[McAauliffe] he yelled at the boss who called him to receive noisy groups that want to return the police, he doesn’t want parents to talk about their children’s education, he wants workers fired if they don’t get treatment. he challenges the credibility of the old black organization for not supporting him, “this statement went on.” Terry McAuliffe is not a leader, he never qualified to be governor in the first place. “