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Moran Loses an Endorsement

Anita Kumar

Former delegate Flora Crittenden said she did not endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brian Moran in the June 9 primary, even though he used her name in a press release earlier this week.

Crittenden, a well-respected Democrat who represented Hampton Roads for a decade before retiring in 2003, said that she "did not authorize the Moran for Governor Campaign to release my name as an endorser of his candidacy."

Crittenden was listed on a press release Monday along with more than a dozen former or current elected leaders in the Hampton Roads region.

"Brian Moran holds Flora Crittenden in the absolute highest regard, and appreciates the support she has given him in the past,'' said Jesse Ferguson, a spokesman for Moran. "Our staff thought we had confirmation of her public support, but this appears to be a miscommunication and we apologized to former delegate Crittenden for any inconvenience."

By Anita Kumar  |  March 11, 2009; 10:38 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009  
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