Endorsement for the Perriello for Governor campaign from 2016 Democratic 10th CD nominee LuAnn Bennett:
“The Democratic Party is fortunate to have decent and talented public servants at all levels. And this campaign for Governor is no different,” said LuAnn Bennett. “We have two great candidates in Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello. I have great admiration and respect for them both. As many of you know, in 2016 I ran against Barbara Comstock and Donald Trump for the 10th District Congressional seat. My opponent and our current President represent the worst in our politics appealing to our basest instincts of fear and anger. I believe, as so many of you do, that we are better than that. I believe we can build a more inclusive future that benefits all Virginians.
“That’s why at this critical moment for our country and for our Commonwealth,” Bennett continued, “I feel compelled to take a stand — a stand for and with the resistance, for an inclusive Virginia, one that embraces both our strong economy of Northern Virginia and our rural communities in the West, Southwest and Southside of our Commonwealth.
“That’s why I have decided to endorse Tom Perriello, the candidate who I believe has the vision, the energy and the message, not only to defeat his Republican challenger in November, but to help build a better, stronger, more inclusive future for Virginia,” Bennett added. “Tom Perriello represents the future of our Party and of our politics; a future where we pull each other up instead of tear each other down; a future that embraces change and recognizes the opportunities it brings; a future that invests in our people and our communities to make opportunity a reality for all our families. I believe that Tom Perriello can lead the Commonwealth of Virginia to a more prosperous future, not only in our Northern Virginia suburbs but also in our rural communities. That’s why today I am proud to declare my support for Tom and to urge you to support him in this important election.”