Here are a few endorsements in the 8th CD Democratic race that I’ve received in the past 24 hours. Things are definitely starting to ratchet up, with just 2 1/2 months to go until June 10.
P.S. Other endorsements I’ve seen recently include former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin for Don Beyer, Oprah Winfrey for Lavern Chatman, and “Blue America PAC” for Patrick Hope. Any others?
MOMENTUM FOR EBBIN:
DEL. MARK SICKLES ENDORSES ADAM EBBIN FOR CONGRESS
Alexandria, Va. – Senator Adam Ebbin – a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District – today received the endorsement of Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax). Ebbin is seeking the Democratic nomination, which will be decided in the June 10th primary.
“I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague, Adam Ebbin, for Congress,” Sickles said. “Adam Ebbin has been one of my closest friends for over 20 years. For the last ten, I have had the good fortune to have a front row seat in Richmond to watch him produce results for Northern Virginia. He is both a champion for the less fortunate among us, and for those not treated equally under the law. In doing his good work, he employs a bipartisan approach whenever possible–the kind of approach we so desperately need in Washington DC today. Today, I enthusiastically encourage Democrats to join me in uniting behind his campaign.”
Sickles has represented the 43rd District in the House of Delegates since 2004 and serves as the Democratic House Minority Caucus Chair. During his tenure, Sickles has championed economic development, biotechnology, and transportation.
“I am honored to be endorsed by Delegate Sickles,” said Ebbin. “Mark is a great friend, a principled leader, and most importantly, an excellent representative for Northern Virginia. His endorsement adds to the momentum boosting our campaign. It is clear that Northern Virginians want a proven progressive champion to advocate for them in Washington. I am humbled that Mark believes I am the candidate best fit to serve as their voice.”
Charniele Herring Announces Three Major Women’s Groups Endorse in Campaign for VA-8
Alexandria, VA-Delegate Charniele Herring announced three major endorsements today in her campaign for the 8th Congressional District of Virginia, the seat being vacated by Congressman Jim Moran. She has been endorsed by the PACs of the National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority, and the Women’s Campaign Fund.
Charniele Herring said, “I am honored to have the support of organizations that are on the ground working to make the world a better place for women and families. Support of NOW, Feminist Majority, and the WCF– organizations aiming at giving women a voice and fighting for equality, reflect the kind of campaign I want to run, and the kind of legislator I strive to be. Together we will send a strong woman’s voice-and a proven fighter to Congress.”
“The national NOW/PAC is proud to endorse Charniele Herring for Congress in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. She is more than a supporter of women’s rights in the Virginia State legislature, she is a leader. She serves as the Democratic Whip and founded the “Pro Choice” Caucus when neither party would discuss or stand united behind reproductive justice for all women. She exemplifies the values we fight for and that all Virginians deserve – equality and justice for all. Charniele Herring will be a United States congresswoman we can all be proud of.”
“Women’s Campaign Fund is incredibly proud to support Charniele Herring in her Congressional race,” said Clare Bresnahan, Political & Programs Director for WCF. “While in the Virginia House of Delegates, she was a passionate and effective advocate for women and their families and we know she will continue to support them in Congress. Unfortunately, Virginia continues to be a hot-bed for the latest assaults on women’s health. We need leaders like Charniele at the highest levels of government to stand up for all Virginia women and women across the country.”
Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority says, “Feminist Majority is proud to endorse Charniele Herring for Congress, she has been a champion for women’s rights and women’s heath in the Virginia General Assembly. She has not only been a fighter, but a leader in the fight for women’s reproductive health rights. She led the fight against Governor Bob McDonnell’s trans-vaginal ultrasound bill, and saved many women from much pain.”