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Sen. McEachin forms new PAC to help Democratic state candidates

Anita Kumar

State Sen. Don McEachin has launched a new political action committee, Believe in Virginia PAC, as he aims to help Democratic candidates running in legislative races next year.

McEachin said in an interview Thursday that the PAC will help Democratic candidates supporting "progressive causes" including the environment, non-discrimination protections for state workers and insurance for children with autism.

He also set up the PAC to support public education, devise a transportation plan, create jobs and provide equal opportunity and justice, according to the Virginia Public Access Project which reports the organization was registered Tuesday.

Politicians considering a run for statewide office often form PACs. (Former Democratic Del. Steve Shannon launched a PAC, Virginians for a Better Way, just last week.)

McEachin, who represents the Richmond area, ran for attorney general in 2001 but lost to Republican Jerry Kilgore. He's been a frequent critic of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) this year.

Is he considering another statewide run?

"I just want to be the best senator I can be and the future will take of itself,'' he said.

By Anita Kumar  |  July 2, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , General Assembly 2010 , House of Delegates , State Senate  
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