It seems that this federal government shutdown has inspired both Terry McAuliffe (D) and Ken Cuccinelli (R) to devise more television advertisements to attack each other. On Thursday, an ad in favor of McAuliffe aired. This ad linked Cuccinelli to Senator Ted Cruz (R), who has been seen as the main contender advocating for the shutdown.
On the other hand, Cuccinelli and his team made a radio ad that said Terry McAuliffe has threatened to shutdown the government, along with the rest of the Democrats, if Medicaid is not expanded. It is no surprise that this is what he keeps attacking his opponent on, considering he was the first attorney general to file a lawsuit against Obamacare.
McAuliffe does not want to sign any budget plan that doesn’t expand Medicaid, and the Republicans are taking the opportunity to accuse him of wanting to shutdown the government in Virginia.
It seems that these two candidates are going to continue to attack each other until Election Day.