Fairfax Chamber’s NOVABizPAC Endorses in Virginia Statewide Races
PAC Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Senator Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor and Senator Mark Herring for Attorney General
Keep in mind that this is one of the major business groups in the state, one that endorsed Republican Jerry Kilgore for governor in 2005 and Republican Bob McDonnell for governor in 2009. Unlike the overwhelmingly Republican NOVA Tech Council PAC and its absurd endorsement of Ken Kookinelli, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce actually knows where its own interests lie: in maintaining a healthy business environment, including a healthy transportation system, so Virginia businesses can actually…conduct business! (I know, what a concept) This endorsement really demolishes whatever “narrative” Ken Cuccinelli was trying to create off the NOVA Technology Council PAC endorsement. The fact is, business does better under Democrats like Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (and Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, under both of whom the stock market boomed and the economy recovered from Republican recessions), rather than under right-wing ideologues like Bush/Cheney, Bob McDonnell, or (god forbid) Cuccinelli/Jackson/Obenshain.
Speaking of Jackson and Obenshain, the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce most certainly did NOT endorse those wackos either. Instead, they endorsed Ralph Northam for LG, citing “his experience serving in the Senate and his support for the Fairfax Chamber’s legislative priorities.” And they endorsed Mark Herring for Attorney General, “because of his experience serving Northern Virginia and his support for the Fairfax Chamber’s legislative agenda and priorities.” That makes Obenshain a big fat ZERO in terms of major business group endorsements in Northern Virginia. Gee, I can’t imagine why business groups wouldn’t be impressed with a guy who wants to ban contraception, criminalize miscarriages, persecute LGBT people, let our roads fall apart, etc. Just can’t understand it…lol.