From State Senator Donald McEachin:
Attorney General Cuccinelli Should Not Fundraise
for Obenshain with Recount Looming
Henrico – Today, Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) released this statement in response to Attorney General Cuccinelli’s fundraising appeal for Senator Obenshain’s potential recount. Senator McEachin said, “I am extremely distressed and concerned that the Attorney General would fundraise for his friend Senator Obenshain at this time. As our Attorney General, Mr. Cuccinelli has oversight responsibilities for the looming recount. As the chief lawyer for the Commonwealth, Virginians deserve better.
“He is someone who has a critical role to play to help ensure that Virginians have confidence in the outcome and know that our elections are professional, fair and non-partisan. Attorney General Cuccinelli needs to take his responsibilities seriously in this process and refrain from his overt and extreme partisanship.
“I call on the Attorney General to stop tainting the electoral process and to refrain from fundraising for Senator Obenshain. I further call on Senator Obenshain to recognize the importance of Virginians having faith in this process and in the eventual outcome and to therefore ask the Attorney General, to stop fundraising and to conduct himself in a way befitting an elected official with responsibilities. “