Dem Virginia guv candidate: Asking for Michael Mann e-mails is ‘mean-spirited hatefulness’

WJLA-TV reports:

Virginia’s normally sedate midsummer debate started out edgy, got downright nasty and saw the facts twisted at times as Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe clashed one-on-one for the first time in this year’s only competitive governor’s race…

There are consequences to mean-spirited hatefulness,” McAuliffe said, citing Cuccinelli’s legal actions against a University of Virginia climate-change researcher; a 2010 letter telling state-supported colleges they couldn’t enact anti-discrimination policies protecting gays; and actions to restrict abortions in Virginia.

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