McAuliffe Banks $2.2 Mil from Unions After Right to Work Slam

July 21, 2021

Breitbart News reports that Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor again, took in more than $2 million in campaign donations from unions after repealing Virginia’s right to work protections.

“I get asked a lot about right to work, and I’m very honest with everybody, and I have, you know, most international unions’ support are with me. And I tell them I’ve got to work on the things that I know I can get done,” McAuliffe said, adding legislation to repeal right to work has so far failed to pass through the state legislature. “If it came to my desk, sure, I’d sign it, but listen, you can’t get it through the House and Senate.”

McAuliffe, who is now heavily backed by unions, had said as recently as 2013 that he is “for keeping Virginia as a right-to-work state.” But apparently union money swayed him to flip on that “commitment.” His latest comments of support for repealing right-to-work almost immediately preceded a massive wave of campaign funding from union bosses and groups.

The Virginia Public Access Project revealed that during the most recent reporting period, from May 28 to June 30, McAuliffe took in more than $2.2 million from union groups or their leaders.

“Terry McAuliffe is flaunting his Clinton-style corruption right in the face of Virginians,” said Virginia GOP chair Rich Anderson. “He once supported right-to-work, but now as he pockets cash from unions. He’s sold-out Virginia workers and has committed to repealing right-to-work.”