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Video: Warner Gets Personal in New Campaign Ad, “Virginia is Everything” 

"It’s been the honor of my life to serve as your senator. And I hope to earn your vote and go back to work."

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From Sen. Mark Warner’s reelection campaign:

Warner Gets Personal in New Campaign Ad, “Virginia is Everything” 

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Friday, October 9, Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign announced a new digital advertisement, “Virginia Is Everything,” which highlights Senator Mark Warner’s personal story and deep connection to the Commonwealth.

The ad shows Warner, Virginia’s senior Senator, as he looks through family photo albums and shares meaningful memories. Warner describes his childhood as the son of a Marine who served in Iwo Jima, finally finding a long-term home in Virginia, and starting three businesses, the first two of which failed and depleted his savings.

“For me, Virginia means everything. It’s a place that took me in, and allowed me to call home.” says Senator Warner in his latest campaign ad. “I’ve always viewed public service as just that, service. And I’m proud to be known as a senator who works for all Virginians.”

Senator Warner continues to emphasize the necessity for all Virginians to make their voices heard in this year’s election. Virginians can vote early in-person now through October 31. Voters can check their registration status, register to vote, and request an absentee ballot today. For more information visit: iwillvote.com.

Transcript of “Virginia is Everything”

WARNER: For me, Virginia means everything. It’s a place that took me in, and allowed me to call home. Growing up we moved around the country. My dad was a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima. And my mom was always there for me and my sister after school. One of those guys that 40 years after the war never talked about it at all, and then the last 15 years of his life, it’s all he wanted to talk about. I ended up being the first in my family to graduate from college. Here’s one, here’s my high school graduation picture. You can even see the red, white, and blue going on even back then.

You know I went into business because I wanted to be able to be independent. My first business venture I invested my whole life savings, $5,000 and went broke in six weeks. My second venture was a little better, it took six months but still failed again. Eventually I was very fortunate that I had a lot of success in business. And the one thing in this country, if we’re going to maintain the promise of America, it’s gotta be that everybody in this country, no matter where they’re born or what they look like or who they love gets a fair shot.

I went into public service because I wanted to get stuff done.

Democrat Mark Warner will be Virginia’s next Governor. That old style politics, with its regional divisions and partisan bickering, is not the approach for an information age Virginia.

I’ve always viewed public service as just that, service. And I’m proud to be known as a senator who works for all Virginians.

Senator Mark Warner visited the VA Hospital in Hampton. Warner visited Feeding America, Southwest Virginia. Senator Warner paid a visit to our area today to talk about higher education.

Progress was never promised to be easy. And right now we’re in a moment. This election is about who we are and who we want to be as Americans and as Virginians. We need to fix our economy by stopping this virus. We need to make access to healthcare a right, not a privilege. Recognize that economic inequality is economic insecurity. Demand meaningful change for racial injustice, and so much more.

I still believe politics is a place where positive change can happen. For me, Virginia means everything. It’s been the honor of my life to serve as your senator. And I hope to earn your vote and go back to work.