Sweet Frog gets political, hosts campaign event

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 07, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli made a sweet stop on the campaign trail Tuesday morning in Richmond.

Cuccinelli chose the Carytown Sweet Frog to unveil his economic growth and jobs plan. While introducing Cuccinelli, Sweet Frog COO Vance Spilman said the Richmond-based frozen yogurt chain has been impacted by the Healthcare Reform Law. Spilman said Sweet Frog is constantly looking for ways to offset costs the law has created.

“I’m confident that this [Cuccinelli’s plan] will give Virginia businesses like Sweet Frog, the tools to grow, create more jobs and continue to invest in our great Commonwealth,” Spilman said.

Watch Spilman’s full introduction here:

Cuccinelli then talked about his economic growth and job plan.

Points include:

  • Reduce personal income tax from 5.75 percent to 5 percent over four years
  • Establish a task force to lower taxes on small businesses and close outdated tax loopholes
  • Reduce corporate income tax from 6 percent to 4 percent

Click here to read Ken Cuccinelli's entire plan.