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Terry McAuliffe on Environment

Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair

TV ad: "May I please have more arsenic in my water, mommy?"

Clinton had called for tougher standards on arsenic levels in drinking water [which Bush retracted]. I'd told the DNC members that I was going to beef up our communications and research teams with blistering TV ads on the issue.

One ad would show a cute little blond girl holding up a glass and asking "May I please have some more arsenic in my water, Mommy?"

We did another ad at the same time hitting the Bush administration for moving to stop testing salmonella in ground beef used in the federal school-lunch program, a test that the Clinton administration had instituted. That ad showed a little boy holding up a plate with a hamburger on it.

"More salmonella in my cheeseburger, please," the kid says.

The ads worked because people already knew for themselves that Bush had little interest in protecting people from toxic chemicals. The voiceover of the ads confirmed what people suspected: "Bush tried to roll back protections against arsenic in drinking water and salmonella in school lunches."

Source: What A Party!, by Terry McAuliffe, p.292 , Jan 23, 2007

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VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
VA Senatorial:
Mark Warner
Tim Kaine

Newly seated 2013:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie
NJ-D: Barbara Buono
VA: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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