CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia democratic gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Ralph Northam visited Chesapeake Wednesday.
Terry McAuliffe's office said the pair stopped by Tidewater Fibre Corporation to discuss how investments in the transportation system will maintain Virginia's competitive economy and support businesses like TFC.
TFC Recycling operates 180 vehicles in Virginia and North Carolina that maintain residential curbside recycling.
"I think I got a great lesson when a man yelled out of the cab of his truck," said McAuliffe to WAVY.com. "He was delivering a load here today. He said he can only get one load in a day because it's gridlock and he cant make money. He said if you fix transportation I can deliver more here and I can make more money. "
"McAuliffe and Northam will be focusing on the importance of the bipartisan transportation compromise," Press Secretary for Terry McAuliffe Josh Shwerin told WAVY.com. "While they both supported it, Ken Cuccinelli (Republican gubernatorial candidate) tried to block the bill at every step of the way. Improving our transportation system is critical to both improving the quality of life in Hampton Roads and making it easier to move goods to and from the port."
The campaign for the republican candidate for governor -- current Attorney General Ken Cucinelli -- released a statement about the two democrats visit. The statement called McAuliffe's tour of the recycling plant "rubbish" and said that the democrat failed to create jobs he promised at GreenTech and Franklin Pellets.
Northam won the democratic primary for lieutenant governor last Tuesday and recently worked to try to ban smoking at Chick's Beach . He is facing Republican nominee E.W. Jackson in November's election.
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