December 14, 2012
Contact: Brian Coy, 804-644-1966, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuccinelli would be a Governor for Santorum, not for Virginia
Richmond, VA - Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Charniele Herring released the following statement today responding to former Senator Rick Santorum's endorsement of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for Governor:
"Rick Santorum doesn't endorse candidates because he agrees with their jobs plan. He endorses candidates who share his divisive ideological preoccupation with attacking women's health care rights and putting his own personal political agenda ahead of what's best for the state he serves.
"It may not be surprising that Rick Santorum wants Ken Cuccinelli to be our next Governor, but it is disappointing that instead of focusing on jobs and the economy, Cuccinelli continues to run on issues that have nothing to do with making life better for Virginia families."
Santorum attacked equal pay for equal work
Rick Santorum: "Radical feminists have been making the pitch that justice demands that men and women be given an equal opportunity to make it to the top in the workplace." [Santorum, It Takes A Family]
Rick Santorum signed the Personhood USA pledge, which says abortions "are always wrong and should be prohibited.'" [AP, 1/20/12]
Rick Santorum voted multiple times against legislation to provide the same insurance coverage for contraception as men have for Viagra. [Vote 75, 3/17/05, Vote 45, 3/11/03]
Santorum attacked contraceptives
"Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." - Rick Santorum [Speaking with CaffeinatedThoughts.com, 10/18/11]
Santorum said single moms are causing country's fabric to fall apart
"We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms." - Rick Santorum [02/1994]