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Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Endorses McAuliffe After Debate

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s political arm, NOVABizPAC, endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor today, marking the first time in over a decade that they have supported a Democrat for governor. The endorsement follows extensive interviews with both candidates as well as Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate, hosted by the Fairfax Chamber, where McAuliffe laid out his mainstream plan for growing and diversifying Virginia’s economy. NOVABizPAC endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for governor in 2009 and Republican Jerry Kilgore for governor in 2005, but this year aligned with McAuliffe on issues such as accepting federal funds for Medicaid expansion in Virginia, and supporting the bipartisan transportation compromise which passed through the Virginia legislature earlier this year.