Youngkin Condemns Democrat-Linked Ad Campaign To ‘Manipulate And Deceive’ Voters

Youngkin Condemns Democrat-Linked Ad Campaign To ‘Manipulate And Deceive’ Voters

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called out a Democrat-linked ad campaign targeting Republican voters that portrayed him as insufficiently pro-gun. An investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation on Monday revealed two Democrat-linked consultant firms, Gambit Strategies and MBA Consulting Group, were behind a digital ad campaign portraying Youngkin, a Republican, as untrustworthy on gun rights, criticizing the candidate for failing to earn an endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Additional reporting by Axios revealed the ads were directed towards Republican-heavy zip codes in an apparent effort to suppress turnout ahead of Youngkin’s clash with Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe at the polls on Nov. 2. “The McAuliffe-Michael Bloomberg political machine can try to manipulate and deceive voters, but Virginians aren’t falling for McAuliffe’s lies,” Youngkin campaign spokeswoman Macaulay Porter told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The ads took aim at Youngkin for his lack of an NRA endorsement, with one ad reading, “While the NRA backs Donald Trump, they REFUSED to endorse Glenn Youngkin.” Another describes Youngkin’s stance on the Second Amendment as a reason why he is “just another politician we can’t trust.” The campaign was funded by Accountability Virginia PAC, a political action committee registered to MBA Consulting Group, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that helps elected Democratic candidates such as Sens. Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, and Gary Peters. The campaign itself was run by Gambit Strategies, a digital ad firm started by two former strategists with a history of working for Democratic candidates. The ads […]

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