The Daily Progress reports:
Former University of Virginia professor and climatologist Michael Mann returned to Charlottesville on Monday alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAfuliffe.
Although the pair spent their morning speaking with researchers and developers at one of the area’s local healthcare startups, it came as little surprise when the conversation ultimately turned to Mann’s long history with McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli…
According to McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin, Cuccinelli’s response is typical deflection.
“Given that Ken Cuccinelli’s partisan witch-hunt against science and innovation embarrassed Virginia and cost UVa more than half a million dollars, his only defense is to change the subject,” McAuliffe’s campaign said in a written state Monday afternoon.
Coal, the statement reads, will continue to play a significant role in Virginia’s “energy mix.”