At a campaign fundraiser in Arlington for Patrick Forrest, an openly gay Republican candidate for State Senate on October 26, the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner asked Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell about supporting an openly gay candidate.
“I can only say that Patrick and I — and I think all of us in our party — stand for equal opportunities for all people. I think you heard his message about job creation. He’s not focused on divisive social issues. He’s focused on the two things that really matter, getting people back to work and getting our spending and our government under control, and I think that’s what people care about, especially independent voters right now.”