Shenandoah County GOP

Gilmore Snags Two Endorsements
October 22, 2008, 9:00 am
Filed under: Congress, Election 2008

Two key endorsements for Jim Gilmore.

Citizens Against Government Waste

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGW PAC) today announced its endorsement of former Governor Jim Gilmore for election to the U.S. Senate from Virginia.
“Jim Gilmore has served the citizens of Virginia with distinction and has an outstanding record of fiscal discipline and fighting on behalf of all taxpayers,” CCAGW PAC Chairman Tom Schatz said. “We are confident that his strong leadership abilities and longstanding fiscal conservative values will continue to guide his agenda as he seeks to represent Virginia in the Senate.”
“Jim Gilmore has proved he is a champion of taxpayers. When he was attorney general, he investigated Medicaid fraud, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. As governor, he cut taxes and reduced spending, saving Virginian taxpayers $1.5 billion. He has always understood the importance of the Internet to Virginia’s and the nation’s economy and led the fight against taxing the Internet. Now, more than ever, Virginia needs taxpayer heroes like Jim Gilmore in the Senate,” declared Schatz.

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore picked up the endorsements of two veterans groups yesterday.

Vets for Freedom and Iraqi Veterans Group said they are backing Gilmore because of his military background and experience in fighting terrorism.

Appearing with veterans at a news conference at the General Assembly Building, Gilmore said he supports the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military if their behavior is not overt.

Gilmore, a Republican, is running against Democrat Mark R. Warner, also a former governor, for the U.S. Senate seat of John W. Warner, a Republican, who is retiring.

Rusty McGuire, a Republican who met with Mark Warner last week, said he asked the “don’t ask, don’t tell” question of Warner, and Warner said he would have to talk to military leaders before reaching a decision. The policy is up for review next year.


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