For those who don’t recall, during the 2013 gubernatorial elections in Virginia, Boyd Marcus, a strategist who worked for Republicans such as former Governor Jim Gilmore, offered his consulting experience to Democrat Terry McAuliffe over Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Boyd Marcus explained his decision stating, “I’ve never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives.”
After his inauguration, Governor McAuliffe appointed Mr. Marcus to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board.
A few moments ago, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement in response:
“Let me be the first to offer my congratulations to Boyd Marcus on his appointment to the Virginia ABC Board. It’s nice to know the exchange rate for 30 pieces of silver these days is about $122,000 per year plus benefits.”
Although I don’t read every press release that the RPV sends out, I don’t recall ever seeing one quite like this.