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NVTC Endorses Shannon, NRA Back Cuccinelli

Anita Kumar

We told you earlier that the Northern Virginia Technology Council endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for governor. Now the group is also supporting Democrat Steve Shannon for attorney general.

NVTC, the largest council of technology companies in the nation, has about 1,000 member companies representing more than 200,000 employees and is considered one of the premier business groups in the region.

"As attorney general, Shannon will be a strong partner with the private sector to ensure we have the legal framework, critical infrastructure, and public policies in place to support Northern Virginia's status as a global technology center," said Dendy Young, TechPAC chairman and chairman and chief executive of McLean Capital LLC.

Two days ago, Shannon received the endorsement of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, which also backs McDonnell.

Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association backed his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli.

"Ken Cuccinelli has been a leader in the Virginia State Senate in defending our right to keep and bear arms,'' said Chris W. Cox, NRA's chief lobbyist. "He has been and will continue to be a champion of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen."

By Anita Kumar  |  October 1, 2009; 5:40 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Attorney General's Race , Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Ken Cuccinelli , Steve Shannon  
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