On a semi-regular basis the press shops from both campaigns will send reporters a lengthy list of questions they believe their opponent should answer on a particular topic.
For the most part Democrats offer suggested questions on Star-Scientific the scandal involving a CEO who gave thousands of dollars in gifts to both Governor Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Reporters are pretty good at coming up with questions of our own, the problem is that while both sides want a bunch of questions asked, they aren't necessarily looking to answer the ones sent at their candidate. Often, when those candidates do answer the questions, it rarely is the answer their opponent is looking for.
That is why we ask questions for you- the voter. Questions on both topics are important. So on Monday night after a forum on mental health, we pressed both men who want to be governor on these issues. You can decide if you like what they had to say.
First our story for NBC12:
RICHMOND (WWBT)- GreenTech, the car company founded by Terry McAuliffe and Star Scientific the supplement company who's CEO gave gifts to Governor Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli, have become the dominant issues in the race for Governor.
Monday night, we pressed both candidates for answers.
As the heat gets turned up on McDonnell and the gifts he took from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, Cuccinelli who took gifts himself, made a bold move to distance him from the controversy.
He called on the Governor to bring the General Assembly back for a special session to strengthen the states gift laws.
"The political will is there if the Governor would call a special session," Cuccinelli said. "I was disappointed to see he disagrees with me on that."
McDonnell said no to a special session - as did Cuccinelli when asked if he would return the gifts given to him by Williams.
"I don't have anything to give back at this point," he said.
Cuccinelli's opponent McAuliffe laughed off the Republican's call for a special session.
"I just think this is another gimmick by the Attorney General," he said with a chuckle.
McAuliffe did not hold back in his attacks on Star Scientific- but when pressed him on the investigation into the company he founded GreenTech- he had a bit less to say.
"All I know is that I left the company about eight months ago and I don't know anything beyond that," he said.
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Here is the extended clips from our interviews with both candidates.
Ken Cuccinelli on Star-Scientific-
Terry McAuliffe on GreenTech: