George Allen Touts Support From New Lawmakers
Former Sen. George Allen announced the endorsements of 10 newly elected Members of the Virginia General Assembly, for whom Allen logged countless miles on the campaign trail.
Endorsing Allen were nine state Delegates from around Virginia, as well as state Sen.-elect Bryce Reeves, who won his Fredericksburg-area seat earlier this month by less than a point.
“As our Senator, George Allen will continue his legacy of fighting for lower taxes, smaller government, and traditional family values,” Reeves said in a statement.
The endorsement announcement comes less than a week after the Allen campaign publicized a list of 100 tea party activists in the state who are also backing his candidacy, and as Allen looks to coalesce his support for the GOP Senate primary.
“Governor Allen’s belief in Tea Party principles is evident in his desire to cut government spending and bring a greater degree of accountability to Washington,” Coby Dillard, co-founder of the Hampton Roads Tea Party, said in a statement.
Allen, who is likely to face former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) in the general, must first get past his primary foes: tea party leader Jamie Radtke, minister E.W. Jackson, TV production company owner Tim Donner and attorney David McCormick.