A wonderful place to visit?

October 11, 2022 12:04 am

Controversy has surrounded a decision by state tourism officials to use the firm that made Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s political ads to make a tourism video featuring the governor. (Political cartoon by John Cole)

From The Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Virginia House and Senate Democratic leaders sent a letter Thursday to a state oversight agency asking for an investigation of how the political media firm that works for Gov. Glenn Youngkin landed a $268,600 state contract in an unusual process with tight work deadlines and only one bidder.”

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John Cole
John Cole

John Cole's political cartoons on Virginia government and politics appear on the Virginia Mercury on Fridays. He is currently the staff cartoonist for the editorial pages of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, PA. Prior to this, he enjoyed a nearly 20-year run with The Herald-Sun in Durham, NC, where he developed an affection for the state, its people and its politics. His award-winning work is internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.