Romney pulls an 'Allen' on Paycheck Fairness
Richmond, VA - Yesterday The Washington Times reported that Mitt Romney is putting on his best George Allen impression by refusing to answer questions about his position on the Paycheck Fairness Act set to come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate in early June.
While Allen continues to refuse to support the legislation in the face of Democratic pressure and after being asked by three media outlets, the Times reports that Romney's "campaign didn't respond to five messages left over the past week seeking his stance on the Paycheck Fairness Act."
"While women across this country work just as hard as their male counterparts do but still make a lower salary, George Allen and Mitt Romney are refusing to support legislation aimed at ensuring that equal work pays equally," said Delegate Charniele Herring.
"How can we trust Allen and Romney to fight for Virginia families if they won't even stand up for a bill ensuring the basic principle of paycheck fairness? Virginians need real leadership not right-wing waffling and fence sitting on issues that are critical to our economic future."
Washington Times: Equal pay bill puts Romney on the line on women
"His campaign didn't respond to five messages left over the past week seeking his stance on the Paycheck Fairness Act."
Washington Post: Democrats pounce as Allen won't take position on pay discrimination bill. "Timothy M. Kaine (D) has made clear he supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is designed to update the 1963 Equal Pay Act. Fellow former governor George Allen, the likely Republican nominee in the race to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D), won't say how he would vote if he were in the Senate now."
Virginian Pilot: Virginia Dems poke at Allen on pay equity for women. "Allen, who is trying to recapture the Senate seat he lost in 2006, so far has been silent on the Paycheck Fariness Act, state Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, and former state treasurer Jody Wagner said in a conference call with reporters this morning.Emily Davis, an Allen spokeswoman, wouldn't say where Allen stands on the measure."
Richmond Times Dispatch: Dems call on Allen for position on Paycheck Fairness Act. "For two days, Democrats have hammered on Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen for his position on The Paycheck Fairness Act before congress, a bill introduced by five female senators to update the Equal Pay Act signed into law a half-century ago. The Democratic Party of Virginia held a conference call Thursday blasting Allen for not having taken a position on the bill..."