For Immediate Release
Friday, February 1, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that Former Virginia Attorney General Richard Cullen has endorsed John McCain for president and will join his Virginia Steering Committee. He had previously co-chaired Rudy Giuliani's Virginia campaign.
"John McCain is a consistent conservative with an unwavering thirty year record of protecting life and fighting for fiscal responsibility," said Mr. Cullen. "He is the only candidate, in either party, who is ready to be commander in chief and lead this nation from his first day in office. I hope Virginians will join me in supporting John McCain in our February 12th primary."
John McCain thanked Mr. Cullen for his support, saying, "Richard is a proven conservative leader. His service to Virginia and to our country is admirable. I am grateful for his support."
Richard Cullen was appointed under President George H.W. Bush as U.S. Attorney for Virginia's Eastern District in 1991 and served until 1993. In 1997, he replaced former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as Attorney General, serving through 1998. He is currently a Senior Partner and Chairman at McGuire Woods in Richmond.