Despite claiming to have "always been an advocate of disclosure," Allen rejects agreement to disclose campaign donations
Richmond, VA - Earlier today, Governor Tim Kaine sent a letter to George Allen noting that both candidates have praised Virginia's campaign finance rules for their emphasis on transparency. In the letter, Kaine offered to reach an agreement that would require all parties spending money in this race to disclose their donations. Unfortunately, George Allen rejected that offer.
ALLEN AT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DEBATE:
"I’ve always been an advocate of disclosure and freedom. I like Virginia’s approach, Virginia laws that are based on disclosure and freedom."
Disclosure agreement is a "Washington political gimmick"
"The very definition of a 'Washington political gimmick' is saying one thing and then doing another. George Allen told Virginia voters that he has 'always been an advocate of disclosure and freedom,' but today he showed he is unwilling to back up his words with action. Of course, this is far from the first instance of George Allen taking a public position and then doing the exact opposite. Nevertheless, we remain hopeful that George Allen will reconsider and believe Virginia voters deserve nothing less than transparency," said Kaine for Virginia Communications Director Brandi Hoffine.