In an unprecedented move in Virginia politics, Citizens United has produced a documentary examining the true business record of Terry McAuliffe, Democrat nominee for Governor. In an exclusive interview Monday with the Richmond NBC affiliate, David Bossie, President of Citizens United, previewed the film, which the station admitted was a “damning” account of McAuliffe’s claims.
McAuliffe has built his campaign for Governor on his claims of creating jobs at GreenTech Automotive and Franklin Pellets, a wood/paper company in Virginia. The “Fast Terry” film exposes the fact that almost no jobs have been created at either company. According to the film, McAuliffe’s Franklin Pellets firm doesn’t even seem to exist.
The 30-minute documentary can be viewed here.
The most powerful moments of the film are interviews with current and former employees of GreenTech in Mississippi. Their testimonials reveal that there is no permanent factory, as McAuliffe has repeatedly claimed, and most of the work they did was for “show.”
The “Fast Terry” film is an important part of the debate for Virginia’s gubernatorial contest. The film is scheduled to air 60 times on three cable stations in the Commonwealth.
McAuliffe’s central claim for the office is his experience creating jobs. The Citizens United film undercuts those claims. Not only has he not created jobs; McAuliffe has hoodwinked average citizens. Will he get away with it with voters?