In 6 days we will have the opportunity to vote for our state delegates and the statewide offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. Quinnipiac now has the race for governor closing to 4 points.
VQH urges you to please vote for the candidate who will do his utmost to protect Virginia from the ravages of Obamacare, and has a track record of doing just that. This is not the time to sit out, this is not the time to make a "pox on both their houses" statement. This is the time make sure freedom will survive in the Commonwealth. The news media will also make it a national issue, so what happens in our state will affect liberty across the country. We must do our best to stop candidates who want to impose government-run healthcare on us.
We also ask you to do everything you can in the next days to help out the candidates of your choice - knock doors, make phone calls, donate, spread the word on the internet and to all your friends and networks.
Virginians for Quality Healthcare has a policy of not endorsing candidates. However, we can tell you what we know to help you decide.
Here's what we know about the major candidates for Governor:
Terry McAuliffe (Democrat):
Huge supporter of Obamacare, wants to go even farther into state-run healthcare. Also, this summer, McAuliffe declared that he would not sign a budget which did not include Medicaid expansion. In other words, he would hold Virginia hostage to his demands. Has huge support from people outside the state who want to decide Virginia's future. This includes former Pres. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton (first proponent of government-run healthcare, Hillarycare), President Obama, Michael Bloomberg (pro-Obamacare and wants to take away our 2nd Amendment), George Soros, socialist billionaire, and many in Hollywood.
Ken Cuccinelli (Republican)
As Attorney General of Va, filed the first lawsuit opposing Obamacare, and won in federal district court. We all know what happened later when cases were combined, but Cuccinelli won his case and has been an ardent opponent of the Obamacare disaster. Has extensive knowledge of Obamacare and its dangers. Career has demonstrated a pro-liberty stance.
Robert Sarvis (Libertarian Party)
Website states that he opposes Obamacare. Positions are confusing as he told reporter Chuck Todd that he favored Medicaid expansion, does not favor tax cuts, and favors a miles-driven tax:
Has not held elected office or run a major organization, and has no demonstrated experience working against Obamacare.
Regardless of next week's outcome, Virginians for Quality Healthcare will be increasingly working to educate the general public about the perils of Obamacare, and will promote better ways to help our healthcare system. If freedom is to thrive, it's up to us.