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Congressmen Connolly and McEachin Endorse Senator Wexton for Congress

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Sen. Jennifer Wexton moving fast to lock up endorsements and hopefully deter Dorothy McAuliffe from also running in Virginia’s 10th CD. Smart.

Congressmen Connolly and McEachin Endorse Senator Wexton for Congress

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA – Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) endorsed Jennifer Wexton’s campaign for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District.

Congressman Connolly praised Wexton’s accomplishments in Richmond saying, “Senator Wexton will make an outstanding Congresswoman. She has an excellent track record of introducing — and passing — legislation that matters to people. Jennifer does her homework, works across the aisle, she gets things done, and she shows up. She is the sort of legislator we need in Congress.”

“I served with Jennifer Wexton in the State Senate so I know, first hand, she has the commitment, effectiveness, and courage to be an outstanding Member of Congress and advocate for the people of the 10th Congressional District,” said Congressman Donald McEachin. “I worked closely with Jennifer, so I saw her commitment to her constituents and her willingness to go the extra mile to work in a bipartisan manner to improve their lives. I enthusiastically endorse her candidacy and look forward to, once again, having her as a valued colleague, serving the people of Virginia.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsements of these two Congressmen, and am humbled that they have placed their trust in my candidacy,” said Senator Wexton. “I look forward to working with them in Washington to continue building on the good work we’ve accomplished so far.”

A former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, Wexton was elected to the Virginia State Senate in a Special Election in January 2014. In response to her entry into the Congressional Race, the Cook Political Report moved the 10th CD rating from Lean R to Toss Up.

  • John Farrell

    This would be a signal from the DCCC, no?

  • sjberke1

    Maybe. But assuming that the nomination is decided by a primary rather than a convention (which I would favor), big-name endorsements won’t mean nearly as much as money. And does anyone think that Dorothy (and Terry) McAuliffe would have trouble raising money?