Strickland stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia

8/12/2013, 11:01 a.m.

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland toured Roanoke's Grandin Village on Thursday alongside Sen. John Edwards and Mayor David Bowers and discussed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's vision for economic growth for communities like Roanoke.

"Terry cares about expanding opportunities for Virginia families and small businesses," said Strickland. "While Terry is focused on the issues that are important to Virginians, like protecting education and public safety, and investing in transportation, Ken Cuccinelli has put his own extreme agenda first."

Strickland commented that Ken Cuccinelli's involvement in the Star Scientific scandal shows that he isn't looking out for Virginia's citizens. "If he wants to regain accountability and trust from the people who elected him to serve, the Attorney General should repay the gifts he received from Jonnie Williams and Star," Strickland stated. "He said he can't 'unring' the bell--but he can pay back the gifts."

Strickland visited Viva la Cupcakes, Harwood Hardware, and Too Many Books, all local businesses on Grandin Road in Roanoke.