Al Gore is dropping in on Creigh Deeds this afternoon to provide the Democratic gubernatorial nominee with a much-needed fundraising boost. Gore is set to headline a fundraiser for Deeds in the the D.C. suburb of McLean later today.
The pairing is a likely one for both men. Deeds has received the endorsement of most major VA environmental advocacy groups in his race against GOP nominee Bob McDonnell. Last night, the GOP suggested another connection between Gore and Deeds — support for cap-and-trade, which the party calls “cap-and-tax.”Subject line of an email sent out by the op-research team at the RNC last night: “Cap And Trade Creigh Meets The Goracle”
From the email:
Al Gore Jets In To Virginia To Help His Fellow Cap And Trader, Creigh Deeds
McDonnell and the GOP have been trying to box Deeds in on cap-and-trade throughout the general election. Deeds has said he supports the idea of curbing carbon emissions, but opposes the current cap-and-trade bill in Congress because he says it could cost Virginia over 1,000 jobs.