Continuing her desperate and perpetual quest for relevancy, former Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer has jumped all in to support Terry McAuliffe.
McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is amidst an intense battle to win the Virginia Governor’s race against Republican Glenn Youngkin.
The race is seen as a proxy battle between the union education establishment and parents having a voice on what their children are taught.
Terry McAuliffe was recently quoted saying “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
That didn’t deter Finkenauer’s campaign from jumping on board with him. This week, she pleaded with her donor list to chip into her campaign and to support McAuliffe in multiple fundraising emails sent out Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
McAuliffe’s positions are wildly out of step with Iowa’s values. Iowa has a long tradition of local control in education precisely so that parents can be involved in school decisions that directly affect their kids. Parents must have an ultimate say in their child’s education. No one knows a child and what that child needs better than the parents. No one has a greater right to guide a child’s upbringing than that child’s parent.
So why is Abby Finkenauer joined at the hip with this out-of-touch East Coast liberal, even doing a joint fundraising appeal?
Why has Abby decided to support Mcauliffe so late in the campaign, even as recent polling has him down?
It may be that Abby is trying to kill two birds with one stone, voice support for a liberal Democrat on the verge of defeat to earn brownie points with the liberal base while simultaneously trying to raise cash for her floundering campaign.
She has repeatedly shown that in addition to embracing positions at odds with Iowa voters, she will also try to raise money by any means necessary, including events in Speaker Pelosi’s backyard.