Rival ads knock Virginia gubernatorial candidates McAuliffe and Cuccinelli on ethics

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli II launched a new TV ad Friday that portrays Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe as heartless wheeler and dealer, while a liberal super PAC began airing a spot that paints Cuccinelli as mired in scandal.

The dueling television commercials are only the latest attacks in Virginia’s increasingly bitterrace for governor.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlTg8CyYmUo

Titled “Dealmaker,” Cuccinelli’s ad was based on a Washington Post report about McAuliffe’s business history. The story appeared in 2009, when McAuliffe ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor.

“Terry McAuliffe’s just a deal-maker,” it begins. “He made millions investing in companies that went bust, laid off thousands and drained employee savings. McAuliffe’s own campaign chairman said McAuliffe, ‘walked away with millions, leaving employees without pensions.’ Terry McAuliffe did whatever it took to make himself rich. Now he’ll say whatever it takes to make himself powerful.”http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/rival-ads-knock-virginia-gubernatorial-candidates-mcauliffe-and-cuccinelli-on-ethics/2013/09/15/d02d42b8-1cba-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html