“The Washington Post (which has endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe) would have you just sit back,” Walker said in a feisty, populist speech reported by Watchdog.org.
Referencing his political battles with public-employee unions in the Badger State, Walker warned of a McAuliffe governorship.
“You want union bosses in charge, or hard-working taxpayers? It’s the same battle here. Unions don’t just want a seat at the table – they want to own the table.”
Walker, who fought off a recall election, derided McAuliffe, who has never held public office, and pledges to spend billions to expand Virginia’s public programs.
“McAuliffe’s main qualification is that he has raised money for other politicians. Their measure of success is how many people need to depend on the government,” said Walker.
“Freedom starts with people – not government.”
Walker, who turned 46 on Saturday, said that instead of spending the day bow hunting in the Wisconsin woods, he opted to hit the campaign trail in Virginia for Cuccinelli.
“It’s a clear choice,” said Walker, who is considered a GOP presidential prospect in 2016.
Cuccinelli picked up Walker’s cue, saying a Republican victory on Tuesday “would send one heckuva message across the Potomac.”