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McDonnell Picks Up Another Endorsement

Anita Kumar

Republican Bob McDonnell scored another endorsement today -- the third day in a row.

The political arm of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce announced its support of McDonnell at a morning news conference. The group represents 2,500 member firms that employ nearly 300,000 workers in the state's second-most populous area.

"Bob McDonnell's detailed transportation plan and solid stance on strategic business issues were key to his receiving this endorsement," said W. Sheppard Miller III, chairman of the Hampton Roads Business PAC.

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce PAC also endorsed McDonnell this week, citing transportation, economic development and tax policy.

Both chambers have given the nod to Republicans in the past, so these endorsements were not a huge surprise. But there's no denying it's been a pretty good week for McDonnell, who also picked up support from the Fraternal Order of Police and scored a victory when former governor Doug Wilder refused to endorse Democrat Creigh Deeds.

By Anita Kumar  |  September 25, 2009; 11:36 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Well the signs down there don't lie. He is "Virginia Beach's Own" Bob McDonnell.

Posted by: jaho | September 25, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute his signs up here in N.VA say he's N.VA's own. Are there two bobs I hope not.

Posted by: ndbltwy | September 26, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

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