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Dwight Jones Endorses Jody Wagner

Tim Craig

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, who is also a minister at a black church in the city, announced today he is endorsing Jody W. Wagner in the race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

Jones, a former delegate who was elected mayor last year, praised Wagner's previous service in both Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's and former governor Mark R. Warner's administrations.

"As a member of the House of Delegates for fifteen years, I was in a unique position to see how remarkable the work done by Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Jody Wagner was to fix the mess left by the Gilmore years, and get the Commonwealth moving again," Jones said.

Its rare for a newly-elected officeholder to become heavily engaged in a contested Democratic primary. But Jones has also decided to wade into the primary for governor by endorsing his former colleague, former delegate Brian Moran.

By Tim Craig  |  March 25, 2009; 9:34 AM ET
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