As the primary approaches in the 10th District, facts are getting sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, as often happens. Here’s a little cheat sheet to keep things straight.
Assertion: Randy Minchew said at the 10th district debate he was only for the voters choosing on the sales tax referendum not the actually raising taxes.
Fact: Randy wrote an op-ed saying, “This is a tax increase I can support.” He also publicy debated Bob Marshall in favor of the tax increase.
Assertion: Randy has said he never gave money to Democrats.
Fact: Campaign finance reports show that Randy did in fact give money to Democrats. Either the campaign finance reports are wrong or Randy is lying.
Assertion: Randy was part of Bob McDonnell’s economic team.
Fact: Randy was a deputy counsel to the Governor. He had nothing to do with crafting economic or transportation policy.
Assertion: Randy Minchew cannot spell.
I hope this helps voters sort out some of the rhetoric flying in this campaign.
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