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Fairfax Democrats Stick With Steve Shannon for AG

Tim Craig

The 18 Democratic members of Fairfax County's delegation to the General Assembly endorsed their colleague, Del. Steve Shannon (D), today in his bid for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

The House and Senate members who represent all or part of Fairfax made their announcement at a fundraiser for Shannon at the home of Bob and Mary Ann Hovis in Oakton.

""By having a strong, unified delegation, we have made tremendous progress in recent year," Shannon said in a statement. "Our cohesion has resulted in Democrats taking back control of the State Senate and making huge gains in the House of Delegates. The support of my colleagues in this campaign means a great deal to me."

Shannon is running against Roanoke attorney John Fishwick for the nomination. In recent days, Shannon has gotten more aggressive in rolling out endorsements.

Last week, Shannon picked up support from Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) and Arkansas Attorney General,Dustin McDaniel (D)..

By Tim Craig  |  December 14, 2008; 4:15 PM ET
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