Air Wars Continue
Both Jerry Kilgore and Tim Kaine are airing new and gritty attack ads today, and Kilgore is up with a new positive ad as well. Kaine is still running his positive ads featuring Gov. Mark Warner and his transportation plan.
The ads will be linked here as soon as they are available online.
Kaine's ad attacks Kilgore on abortion, saying that the Republican wants to ban abortions unless a woman reports a rape or incest within seven days of the assault.
"Seven days," an announcer says while the screen shows a distraught woman sitting in a darkened kitchen. " Jerry Kilgore would outlaw abortion and victimize victims yet again."
Kilgore has consistently said he does not want to criminalize women who have abortions. But he has refused to say whether he would sign a bill outlawing abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. And he has reaffirmed previous statements saying the only exceptions to a ban should be for rape and incest victims who report the crimes promptly.
Kilgore's attack ad calls Kaine a liberal who would raise taxes if elected.
"The press says Kaine is 'playing games with voters.' Talking out of both sides of his mouth. He increased real estate taxes. Sales taxes. Supported a record increase in the gas tax. Passed the largest tax increase in state history. ... Tim Kaine. Liberal on taxes. Too liberal to be governor."
Kaine disputes the claim that he would raise taxes, saying he wants to lock up the transportation trust fund before he considers any proposal to increase the gas tax increase.
Kilgore's positive ad is one of the few with Kilgore speaking directly to the camera.
"Growing up I learned some pretty important things," Kilgore says, appearing in the woods with a jacket and orange shirt. "Like the value of hard work. I'll make creating jobs my top priority. I'll make sure we fully fund education. I'll oppose higher taxes. I'll make government more accountable. You have my word on it. I'm Jerry Kilgore and I ask for your vote on Tuesday."
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