Youngkin ad-maker gets state contract for tourism ad
RICHMOND, Va. - Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is facing criticism from Democrats after a newspaper reported that his political ad-maker recently received a six-figure state contract to produce a state tourism ad featuring the governor.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Richmond-based Poolhouse made what was ultimately a winning bid for the project on the first-day solicitations went out and received a $268,000 contract.
The video showcases Virginia tourism destinations and includes a welcome and some narration from the governor.
State officials defended the project, while Democrats questioned the use of taxpayer dollars.
A Youngkin spokesman said the governor was excited to participate in the project.
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