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Posted at 9:47 AM ET, 10/13/2009

My Endorsement: Hope From 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 Nancy New
Glen Allen

Supports: Robert F. McDonnell
Party Identification: Republican
2005 Vote: Jerry W. Kilgore

As I pass through the halls of the Level 1 trauma center where I work, I see gaunt young men in wheelchairs with obvious health struggles; often, they are victims of gunshot wounds that brought an abrupt end to their gang-related lifestyles.

Robert F. McDonnell’s work as state attorney general to deal with this broad-impact community issue, including his efforts to keep vulnerable youth from joining “The Wrong Family” (the name of the award-winning documentary that his office made) and his work to support trauma centers is emblematic of his devotion to developing stable communities and families to build a strong and safe core for Virginia.

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 Finally, please include a day and evening phone number (not for publication) and a note disclosing any connection you have to Sen.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 13, 2009; 9:47 AM ET
Categories:  My Endorsement, Va. Politics  | Tags:  Virginia, election, governor  
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