Sunday, February 10, 2008

Former Governor Jim Gilmore, U.S. Representatives Eric Cantor (VA-7) and Thelma Drake (VA-2) endorse John McCain for President

Joining Delegate Chris Saxman, U.S. Senator John Warner, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Congressman Tom Davis in support of Senator McCain are fellow former Co-Chairmen for Fred Thompson '08 Senator George Allen and Attorney General Bob McDonnell in support Senator John McCain.

As can be seen below, former Governor Jim Gilmore (article in the WashTimes today), Congressman Eric Cantor (Very cool Cantor blog here) and Congresswoman Thelma Drake are also now supporting McCain for President. More to come tomorrow...

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore Endorses John McCain
February 9, 2008
From the McCain '08 Newsroom

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that former Virginia Governor, Jim Gilmore, has endorsed John McCain for president.

"There is one issue that is more pressing than all others -- winning the war against radical Islamic extremism," said Governor Gilmore. "And there is one man who is best prepared to step-in and serve as commander in chief from day one John McCain. I have known John McCain for years. He is a proven conservative leader with a track record of cutting taxes, eliminating wasteful government spending, upholding our traditional values, and promoting a strong national defense. I urge my fellow Virginians to join me in voting for and supporting John McCain this Tuesday."
RTD: McCain: Democrats Misunderstand War
By Bill Geroux, Richmond Times-Dispatch
February 9, 2008

NORFOLK -- Sen. John McCain, newly confident of being the GOP's presidential nominee, used the home of the world's largest Navy base yesterday to state his qualifications for becoming commander-in-chief.

The visit, four days before Virginia's presidential primary, came as McCain announced a campaign rally for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport.

Also yesterday, McCain picked up endorsements from Attorney General Bob McDonnell, who previously backed former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, and from Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th.
In Norfolk, McCain said the surge in Iraq is working and that he will listen mainly to Gen. David Petraeus, the military commander in Iraq, about what troop levels are needed. McCain said it would be a mistake to set a timetable for U.S. withdrawal, as Democrats suggest.

McCain recalled that his first duty station in the Navy was nearby at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach. He joked about having led the good life of a young jet pilot at the beach.
February 9, 2008

(Virginia Beach, V.A.) U.S. Representative Thelma Drake (VA-02) will hold a press conference on Monday morning, Feb. 11th, to endorse Senator John McCain for president. With her will be Doug McCain, son of Senator John McCain and Virginia Beach resident.

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