DNC Congratulates Ralph Northam on Final Debate Victory

After Ralph Northam’s clear victory in tonight’s Virginia gubernatorial debate, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response: 

“After tonight's final gubernatorial debate, it is clear that Ralph Northam is the only candidate who will ensure that all Virginians have access to quality and affordable health care, build a modern workforce of tomorrow, expand opportunities for small businesses and create good-paying jobs across the Commonwealth. Ralph Northam committed his life to the service of others but unfortunately Ed Gillespie made his career out of serving special interests, big corporations, and himself. Gillespie’s extensive lobbying career allowed him to pocket millions at the expense of hard-working Virginia families and his tax plan would line the pockets of his millionaire and billionaire pals, like Donald Trump. In fact, instead of refusing the president’s endorsement and condemning Trump for attacking a veteran, Gillespie proved he would be a rubber stamp for Trump’s disastrous agenda and Virginians will reject Gillespie and Trump this November.”