See below for several strong new ads for Virginia Democratic candidates Lily Franklin (HD41), Aaron Rouse (SD22) and Nadarius Clark (HD84). Let’s help elect all three of them on 11/7! [UPDATED with new Del. Rodney Willett ad]
Rodney Willett Releases New Ad Highlighting His Opponent’s Opposition to Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation
Riley Shaia Embraces MAGA Extremists Who Want to Make it Easier for Domestic Abusers to Get Firearms
HENRICO, VA – This week, Rodney Willett’s campaign released its latest ad, “Common Sense,” highlighting the contrast between himself and his opponent, Riley Shaia, on common sense gun safety law. The ad, which features Henrico Sheriff Alisa Gregory and Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor, highlights Shaia’s embrace of extremist MAGA Republicans that oppose gun safety measures like Virginia’s Red Flag Law. Delegate Rodney Willett voted for the legislation when it was passed in 2020 and voted against its repeal this past session. The law, which is supported by over 80 percent of Virginians, has been shown to decrease mass shootings and firearm suicides.
ALISA GREGORY, HENRICO SHERIFF: It’s common sense.
SHANNON TAYLOR, HENRICO COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY: Domestic abusers should not get guns.
GREGORY: But Riley Shaia embraces MAGA extremists.
TAYLOR: Who vote against stopping domestic abusers from getting guns. Even when a judge says they are dangerous.
GREGORY: Making our job harder
TAYLOR: Shaia and our MAGA friends are just wrong.
GREGORY: Rodney Willett supports law enforcement.
TAYLOR: And smart gun safety laws. Like background checks.
GREGORY: That helps us keep you safe.
Rodney Willett is a two-term member of the Virginia House of Delegates (HD-73) and running for re-election in the new HD-58. He is a tech and small business entrepreneur.
🧵 (1/3) Our first TV ad is LIVE!
“Bank On It” is my story of graduating college with $5 in my bank account and $20 in my piggy bank. That $20 covered the gas to get me to my first job and paycheck.
I’m running for Delegate because $20 shouldn’t make or break anyone. pic.twitter.com/nK09ivET8k
— Lily Franklin (@LilyForDelegate) October 11, 2023
Excellent ad by VA State Senator Aaron Rouse:
I wanted my followers and supporters to be the first to see our NEW commercial! It showcases two little league football teams from our area. Can you name them? I’m proud of where I come. As a native of Virginia Beach, I know we can accomplish anything when we work together.#Team pic.twitter.com/IlyQ8np1hK
— Aaron Rouse (@AaronRouseVaBch) October 11, 2023