From Jennifer McClellan’s VA04 campaign:
RADIO AD: Rep. Bobby Scott Urges 4th District Residents to Vote for McClellan for Congress
As the Longest-Serving Member of the Virginia Congressional Delegation, Rep. Scott Emphasizes McClellan’s Dedication And Encourages Virginians to Get to the Polls on Tuesday
RICHMOND, VA: Today, Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s campaign for U.S. Congress released a new radio ad featuring longtime Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott. In the ad, Scott endorses McClellan, emphasizing her dedication to her constituents and encouraging Virginians to get to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballot for their next Congressional representative in Virginia’s 4th District.
In 1993, Scott became the first African-American U.S. Representative from Virginia since Reconstruction. He was just re-elected to his 16th term in Congress, and previously represented the Richmond area.
“I know the dedication it takes to be a public servant,” Scott says in the ad. “I see that same passion and dedication in my friend, Democratic State Senator Jennifer McClellan. Voters in the 4th Congressional District , you have an important election this Tuesday December 20th. That’s right, this Tuesday. It’s important you vote for Jennifer McClellan.
“17 years in the General Assembly she lead the fight to pass landmark legislation to protect voting and abortion rights for all Virginians. In Congress, she’ll continue that fight to protect voting rights and the right to choose, expand access to healthcare, and improve our schools. That’s why leaders across Virginia have endorsed Jennifer McClellan for Congress. So make your voice heard on Tuesday, December 20th and vote for Jennifer McClellan who will be dedicated to serving us always.”
Scott’s endorsement is one of more than 160 backers who have thrown their support behind McClellan, including the entire Democratic Virginia congressional delegation. McClellan has also been endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC) and EMILY’s List. If elected, McClellan would make history as the first Black woman to represent Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The radio ad is the third radio ad McClellan has released since she announced her historic run for Congress on Tuesday. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine also voiced a radio ad for McClellan, sharing his own endorsement of her and emphasizing the importance of voting in the special election. McClellan also recordied a radio ad emphasizing her record of leadership in the Virginia General Leadership and touting the critical legislation she spearheaded, including the protection of abortion access and the right to vote.