STATEMENT ON ANONYMOUS TEXT MESSAGES IN THE VA SENATE RACE

Richmond, VA - In response to the news of anonymous text messages being sent to Virginia voters in the Hampton Roads area, Kaine for Virginia Communications Director Brandi Hoffine released the following statement:

"The Kaine for Virginia campaign did not send these messages and does not know who did.  Voters have every right to be concerned about this breach of privacy.  It's one thing to subject people to millions of dollars of false TV ads.  It's another thing to invade their privacy with misleading text messages to their personal cell numbers.  This is beneath the standard Virginia expects from its public officials.

“We urge whoever is behind these misleading messages to discontinue their dirty campaign tricks. The campaign hopes the appropriate officials, including the Attorney General of Virginia, will launch an investigation to get answers for Virginia voters and put a stop to these scurrilous tactics."
 
The message claims Governor Kaine supports a "radical new tax on all Americans."  Politifact VA ruled a similar charge by George Allen FALSE earlier today.  

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