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Sturtevant Campaign Launches New Spot Responding to Bloomberg Attack Ads

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Brown
Campaign Manager
(804) 601-4046
matt@glensturtevant.com

Sturtevant Campaign Launches New Spot Responding to Bloomberg Attack Ads

**New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democrat Dan Gecker Coordinating Historic Negative Outside Spending Effort**

CHESTERFIELD- Following the news that billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched one of the biggest outside spending efforts in Virginia legislative election history, all in the form of negative attack ads against Glen Sturtevant, the Sturtevant campaign has hit the air to respond. In the ad, voters are reminded of how dependent the desperate campaign of Democrat Dan Gecker now is on massive spending from an out-of-state billionaire, and Glen, the father of three young children under the age of 6, speaks directly to the camera about his strong zero-tolerance policy for gun violence and his commitment to supporting mental health reforms to prevent tragedies from occurring. To see the ad, please click here or on the video below.

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In addition to this new ad, local law enforcement leaders are rallying behind Sturtevant as he faces this onslaught of out-of-state big money. In a statement issued Wednesday evening, a former Attorney General of Virginia, the current sheriffs of Chesterfield and Powhatan, and the Commonwealth’s Attorneys in Chesterfield and Powhatan, and Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney of Chesterfield, stated: “All of us have served the Commonwealth in public safety positions. We are all dedicated to keeping Virginia families and communities safe. Shame on Mayor Bloomberg for spending his money trying to mislead the residents of Chesterfield, Richmond and Powhatan. Mayor Bloomberg is wrong. Those of us who have served in public safety and live here know the truth about Glen’s record, his character and his unwavering commitment to keeping Virginia families safe.”

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Statement of Richmond Area Public Safety Leaders on Michael Bloomberg Ad In Virginia 10th District Senate Race

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Brown
Campaign Manager
(804) 601-4046
matt@glensturtevant.com

Statement of Richmond Area Public Safety Leaders on Michael Bloomberg Ad In Virginia 10th District Senate Race


“Those of us who have served in public safety, and live here, know the truth about Glen’s record, his character and his unwavering commitment to keeping Virginia families safe.”

CHESTERFIELD- A number of Richmond-area public safety leaders issued the following statement tonight regarding a new television ad from a group created by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that says: “He’ll (Glen Sturtevant) make Virginia families less safe.”

“All of us have served the Commonwealth in public safety positions. We are all dedicated to keeping Virginia families and communities safe. That is why we are so offended by this new attack ad from billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Glen Sturtevant is the father of three beautiful little children, all under the age of five. He is committed to ensuring they grow up in a Commonwealth where they, and all children, will be happy and secure. As a School Board member he has worked tirelessly to help improve Richmond’s public schools. He also has family members who have been personally touched by some of the most tragic shootings in our recent history. 

Glen cares about the people of the 10th District. He’s running to make our entire Commonwealth safer and stronger. He’s a friend of law enforcement and our brave men and women in uniform.  That’s why all of us, who live here in the Richmond area unlike Mayor Bloomberg, have endorsed Glen for State Senate. 

Shame on Mayor Bloomberg for spending his money trying to mislead the residents of Chesterfield, Richmond and Powhatan. Mayor Bloomberg is wrong. Those of us who have served in public safety and live here know the truth about Glen’s record, his character and his unwavering commitment to keeping Virginia families safe.”

Jerry Kilgore
Former Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Former Secretary of Public Safety of the Commonwealth of Virginia 

Sheriff Karl Leonard
Sheriff of Chesterfield County 

Sheriff Greg Neal
Sheriff of Powhatan County

Billy Davenport
Commonwealth's Attorney, Chesterfield County

Richard "Dickie" Cox
Commonwealth's Attorney, Powhatan County

John Childrey
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Chesterfield County

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At 10th District Forum, Dan Gecker Opposes Domestic Energy Production Crucial to Job Creation in Virginia

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Brown
Campaign Manager
(804) 601-4046
matt@glensturtevant.com



At 10th District Forum, Dan Gecker Opposes Domestic Energy Production Crucial to Job Creation in Virginia

Gecker Breaks with Governor in Opposing Natural Gas Development that McAuliffe has Called a “Game Changer” for Virginia Economy

Also at Odds with Democratic Senators Warner and Kaine in Standing Against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development that Could Mean Thousands of Jobs in Commonwealth; Billions in Economic Activity

Sturtevant: “Virginians need good paying jobs and affordable energy. The two go hand in hand. It is incredibly disappointing to see my opponent go so far to the extreme left when our economy is still in a period of recovery. We need economic growth and opportunity in the 10th District, and that is why I strongly support greater domestic energy production.”

***Ironically, Gecker Then Took Credit for Bringing Project to Chesterfield that is Dependent Upon Natural Gas Distribution He Said He Opposes***


Chesterfield
 - Democratic State Senate nominee Dan Gecker broke with the leaders of his own Party last night in strongly opposing domestic energy production and distribution efforts crucial to Virginia’s future economic growth. At the 10th District Town Hall sponsored by Virginia 21, Gecker said he is opposed to the natural gas production and development that Governor Terry McAuliffe has championed as a "game changer" for Virginia's economy. Gecker also noted he also opposes offshore oil exploration and development in Virginia that is backed by Governor McAuliffe, Senator Kaine and Senator Warner. Collectively, these energy projects have been estimated to mean billions in revenue for Virginia, thousands of jobs, and keep energy costs low for our community.

In a moment of unintended irony, during the same forum in which he strongly opposed the development and distribution of domestic energy resources, Dan Gecker tried to take credit for bringing Shandong Tranlin Paper Co. to Chesterfield, which Governor McAuliffe said was directly related to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the availability of natural gas. In an article by the Washington Post about the project, Governor McAuliffe said, “This pipeline will now give us very cheap gas... Southside, Southwest Virginia — they’ve lost coal, textile, furniture, tobacco. Great, hard–working folks, great workforce. But in order to bring those businesses to Virginia and away from China, which we have done, is through cheap energy.” McAuliffe continued noting, "The only reason I'm in the game moving these companies to Virginia is because of this pipeline." 

Speaking about Dan Gecker’s leftward lurch, Glen Sturtevant remarked, "In the Virginia Senate, I will be committed to supporting common sense energy policies that will grow our Virginia economy and create good paying jobs in the 10th District. Last year, Virginia saw zero percent growth in GDP, and over the past four years, we've had less than one percent annual growth. Virginians cannot afford to limit our economic opportunity by following the kind of radical policies that my opponent advocates. Dan Gecker’s energy policy would drive up electricity costs, reduce energy reliability, and cost Virginia thousands of jobs. I’m incredibly disappointed that in this economy anyone running for the State Senate would put forward such out of touch and potentially economically devastating ideas. We need more affordable energy and more jobs, and I’m committed to supporting policies that make that happen.”

A video of Glen Sturtevant’s question to Mr. Gecker, and Mr. Gecker’s response, can be viewed by clicking here.

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Check out our newest ad, "I Trust Glen Sturtevant"

Dear Friends,

Our campaign is excited to release our newest ad that sets the record straight about the false attacks against Glen by our opponent. In the Virginia Senate, Glen is committed to strengthening our education system, keeping taxes low, and growing our economy to bring more, good jobs to our community. In fact, PolitiFact rated Gecker's attacks against Glen's record on the School Board as "false and misleading." 

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Please watch our newest ad by clicking here, and consider sharing it with your family, friends, and neighbors. With only 17 days left until the Election, our campaign is diligently working to spread Glen's positive, pro-economic growth message to voters across the district. By sharing this ad on Facebook and retweeting on Twitter, you will help us further our outreach goals and motivate more people in your social network to vote in this year's election!

Thank you for continuing to support Glen's campaign. 

Best Regards,

Matt Brown

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Watch Our New Ad - "Important to Us"

Dear Friends,

By now, you have probably seen Dan Gecker's false attack on my education record. 

Monday, Politifact corrected the record in the Times-Dispatch, and explained why Gecker's attack is both "false and misleading." I hope you will share it with your friends and family so that voters can hear the truth about Dan Gecker's false attack. 

Over the past few years, Lori and I have worked hard with so many good and honest people to try to fix our schools, support our teachers with pay raises, and put more of our funding in the classroom instead of into bureaucracy. Education is important to Lori and me. She is a 1st grade teacher, I am on the School Board, and our oldest son just started Kindergarten in our local public school. That’s what makes these recent attacks by my opponent so incredibly disappointing.

But don’t worry, we aren’t taking these false attacks sitting down.

Today, we are rolling out a new television ad that explains to voters that Dan Gecker's attack on my record is plainly false and misleading. And voters don’t have to take our word for it: the objective outsider observers at Politifact were unequivocal in their ruling: Gecker’s claims are FALSE.

The new ad also reminds voters that in the State Senate, I will continue working to increase teacher pay and focus more funding in the classroom where students are learning, because every child should get the world-class education they deserve. Click here to watch our new ad, and I hope you will share it with your friends and family to help us correct the record about Dan Gecker's dishonest attacks. Frankly, voters in Richmond, Chesterfield and Powhatan, deserve far better than these false attacks.

Best Regards,

Glen

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