Chesapeake govs spar over blue crab origins

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, never stingy with superlatives or shy about boosterism, has been bragging lately in a way that has neighboring Maryland steamed.
Maryland’s signature delicacy — the blue crab — really hails from Virginia, McAuliffe declared on a radio show last week. He proudly repeated the claim Wednesday.

“You know, Maryland talks about their crabs,” McAuliffe (D) said on WRVA radio. “If anyone from Maryland is listening, I want to be very clear: All the crabs are born here in Virginia and they end up, because of the current, being taken there [to Maryland]. So really, they should be Virginia crabs.”

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