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McAuliffe Endorsed By Fairfax Chamber Of Commerce

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe was endorsed by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
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Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe was endorsed by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.

The political action committee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor.

It's the first time in more than a decade that NOVABizPAC has supported a Democrat for the state's highest office. The endorsement follows extensive interviews with both candidates as well as Wednesday's gubernatorial debate, hosted by Fairfax Chamber.

The group endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for governor in 2009 and Republican Jerry Kilgore in 2005. But the group decided to endorse the Democrat this year.

Leaders of the political action committee say they are supporting McAuliffe because of his support for accepting federal funds for Medicaid expansion and his support of the transportation funding package that passed the General Assembly ealier this year — both of which were opposed by the Republican candidate.

In a written statement, the president of the committee said McAuliffe has also vocalized opposition to mandatory project labor agreements and has vowed to veto any attempt to chip away at Virginia's longstanding right-to-work law.

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