New DPVA Video: The Company George Allen Keeps
Richmond, VA - Today the Democratic Party of Virginia released a new video highlighting a few of the disturbing public comments made by Foster Friess, a Republican super-donor who recently demonstrated his commitment to former Senator George Allen's reelection campaign by sinking $10,000 into a pro-Allen SuperPAC.
Allen, who in 2006 said "you can tell a lot about someone by those they keep company with," should explain which part of his record or agenda led Friess, who is best known for suggesting that "gals" hold an Aspirin between their knees as an alternative to FDA-approved contraceptives, to support his reelection bid so forcefully.
In this case the answer may be Allen's support for Personhood legislation that could ban some forms of birth control, or the Blunt Amendment that would have given employers the right to deny their employees coverage for contraceptives, mammograms and cancer screenings for any reason.
Virginians may also question why Allen is such an attractive candidate to a donor who featured prominently in radical Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's presidential race and once suggested that President Obama needs a "bulletproof teleprompter."
If George Allen believes Virginians "can tell a lot about someone by those they keep company with," he should stand up and explain what Foster Friess' support of his campaign says about him.
To view the new DPVA web video click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cXJ2fBaeaM