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Posted at 2:53 PM ET, 10/ 9/2009

A Kaine Voter for McDonnell

By washingtonpost.com editors

The Post is asking readers to make the case for their favored candidate in the Virginia governor’s race in 200 words or less.

By Kelly Cichocki
Midlothian

Supports: Robert F. McDonnell
Party Identification: Republican
2005 Vote: Timothy M. Kaine

As a lifelong Republican, a former educator and member of Women for McDonnell, I was delighted to read an article Thursday in the Wall Street Journal on how the White House is “backing away” from Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Robert F. McDonnell is a force to be reckoned with, while state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds continues to blow smoke. It’s time the White House took notice of this disparity.

McDonnell will be a jobs governor. He has plans to create jobs and stimulate Virginia’s economy, and he knows that a well-educated workforce leads to job creation. His education reform plan is aligned with President Obama’s desire for more charter schools, giving parents more choices, while advocating for engaging programs that are related to students’ career interests. One of McDonnell’s education goals is to prepare students for well-paying, high-demand jobs.

R. Creigh Deeds on education reform? Blowing smoke, while wistfully watching it dissipate.

To submit your own endorsement, write to letters@washpost.com with “My Endorsement” in the subject line. Include your party affiliation, if any, as well as how you voted in Virginia’s last governor’s race. Finally, please include a day and evening phone number (not for publication) and a note disclosing any connection you have to Sen. R. Creigh Deeds or Robert F. McDonnell, their campaigns or the Democratic or Republican parties.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 9, 2009; 2:53 PM ET
Categories:  My Endorsement, Va. Politics  
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