Former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, called on state lawmakers to put an end to the Virginia Senate GOP's surprise redistricting plan Tuesday. His campaign told TPM McAuliffe is calling on McDonnell to veto the plan if it gets to his desk.
"I join Governor McDonnell in urging the legislature to end this divisive partisan effort and instead focus on making Virginia the best place for business with mainstream solutions on transportation and education," he said in a statement. "We simply cannot afford to have the legislature spend more time on divisive partisan fights, especially as we have so many important issues to address."
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) condemned his party's legislative maneuvering in the state Senate Tuesday, but so far has not said if he'd veto the state Senate redistricting plan.