Mitch Stewart Statement on McAuliffe Victory in Virginia
WASHINGTON – 270 Strategies founding partner Mitch Stewart issued the following statement regarding Terry McAuliffe's decisive victory in today's Virginia gubernatorial election:
"Tonight's election is not just a victory for Terry McAuliffe - but for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Governor-Elect McAuliffe's win means Virginia can look forward to an innovative and results-driven Chief Executive who will ensure the Commonwealth remains the best place for business, becomes a leader in cutting-edge energy jobs, and strengthens its position on education and overall high quality of life.
"McAuliffe's victory is thanks in no small part to a strong ground game – including early investments in campaign infrastructure to house the volunteer and staff organizers who have been critical to winning this race – and a talented campaign team led by Campaign Manager Robby Mook. In an off-year election when voter turnout is historically lower, the McAuliffe campaign's focus on engaging Virginians in key communities across the state has helped drive up both voter enthusiasm and the number of ballots cast at the polls.
"The 270 Strategies team congratulates Governor-Elect McAuliffe on a well-fought race and a disciplined campaign that has been a model for other efforts around the country. We look forward to hearing more about his ideas for strengthening the Commonwealth of Virginia – and have no doubt he will build on the legacies of great Democrats including Mark Warner and Tim Kaine before him."