Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s campaign (D) on Tuesday “announced it made the first ad buy of the primary season.” The ad mentions gun control, gay marriage, mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds, and disability rights. (release)
“The buy starts Tuesday and runs for a week on broadcast and four cable channels - BET, CNN, MSNBC, OWN - in the Richmond and Norfolk markets, with nothing in the more expensive D.C. market. The buy includes 30-second ads on broadcast and 60-second ads on both broadcast and cable. The total cost of the buy is a little over $125,000.” (Politico)
THIS MEANS WAR(REN). Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) endorsed former Rep. Tom Perriello (D) on Monday.
Warren: “I think that if he’s governor, he would be terrific. … He’s a guy with values. He’s practical, he’s pragmatic, that’s why I wanted him at the agency [CFPB]. He’s the kind of guy who says, ‘I am going to make change and I’m going to make change not for the richest, not for the most powerful, not for what’s politically expedient. I want to make change for hard-working families.’” (Huffington Post)
FILLING UP ON POLICY. Northam on Monday “called for phasing out the regressive nature of the state grocery sales tax in Virginia.” (release)
“Candidates from both parties are eyeing improving access to higher education as a way to bolster the economy and attract voters looking for new economic opportunities. But they vary greatly in how they’d go about it.” (Virginian-Pilot)