Virginia democrats are prepared to dip into their old playbook to dust up the leading republican challenger to Sen. Mark Warner (D).
This morning the Democratic Party of Virginia launched a web ad designed to smack former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie on women's issues. A democratic tracker captured Gillespie telling supporters in Hanover about how he plans his approach to women.
So far the democratic operatives have only released a small portion of the video (which first posted on the liberal blog Blue Virginia).
Gillespie is heard saying the following:
"'One of the first things I’ve been doing is making sure I’m not a candidate who wakes up in October and thinks, ‘Uh oh: I’ve got a problem with women voters'," he said. "I’m thinking about it now."
DPVA Press Secretary Ashley Bauman argued that it is not the correct approach to earn the trust of female voters.
"Instead of calling for a change to his party's backwards policies, Gillespie would rather sugar coat them," she said "Virginia's women deserve a Senator who is fighting for their interests."
Gillespie spokesman Paul Logan said that the democrats are the ones who are tone deaf.
"So apparently Democrats don’t like candidates who actually want to listen to voters and find out what they want," said Logan. "Well, at least we finally know how they came up with Obamacare."
Don't expect this to be the last time democrats attempt to dust Gillespie up on women's issues. They credit their success with female voters as one of the main reasons they currently hold all five statewide offices.
You can see the full web attack ad below: