A friend emailed me and asked me about my supposed political affection for Terry McAuliffe after the weekend post here. I had to explain that I had none, no more than I had to Moran or Deeds. McAuliffe just came on the scene with a sonic boom. Today I received some literature on Brian Moran that is full of his endorsements. He touts his Northern Virginia roots. I will attempt to post material from all three major candidates for Governor of Virginia as more material becomes available.
More on Brian Moran from the Sungazette 1/8/09
Brian Moran: Governor 2009
Yesterday, we wrapped up a statewide tour where Brian rolled out dozens of prominent endorsements with the announcement of progressive Democrats in Arlington. Grassroots leaders are coming out for Brian all over the state. Here are some clips from yesterday’s event:
Washington Post: Moran gets Support in Arlington. “Former Del. Brian J. Moran (D) received a slew of endorsements from elected leaders in Arlington County today in his race for governor. Those endorsing Moran cited his proven record of leadership in Virginia and his record of fighting for families. They include members of the General Assembly, Board of Supervisors and School Board, the commissioner of the revenue, clerk of court, treasurer and commonwealth’s attorney.” Full article.
Hotline: The Battle for Northern Virginia. “…a series of NoVa endorsements that his team believes will show he is the homegrown candidate. Moran, an Alexandria resident who resigned his seat to run for governor, will announce today that a majority of Arlington County officials are backing his candidacy.” Full article.
Times Dispatch: Moran Emphasizes Northern VA Roots. “Brian Moran is returning to his Northern Virginia home from a statewide swing, armed with endorsements…. Moran appears in Arlington County, where he began his political career as a prosecutor two decades ago. Moran expects to pick up the support of the majority of the county’s elective officials. Though Moran is backed by big-name Democrats across the state, he is emphasizing his Northern Virginia roots. In the run-up to the holidays, Moran was endorsed by most of the elective officials in Loudoun County, an outer suburb of Washington, D.C., which is becoming a Democratic bulwark.” Full Article.
With all these endorsements, Brian is proving what we all already knew – he has the grassroots support. These local party leaders know what it takes to win in every corner of Virginia, and they know Brian is the one to back if we’re going to keep the Governor’s office.
See you on the campaign trail!
[email from Mame Reiley with the Moran campaign]