Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced his endorsement of Howie Lind for 10th District Chairman this weekend in a rare departure from the typical non-involvement of statewide elected officials in the selection of congressional district chairmen. For Ken to do this you have to imagine that there are substantial issues with Jim Rich’s leadership as it is politically much less troublesome for a sitting Attorney General with plenty of other things on his plate to sit back and not engage. During the primary for the 37th Senate District which he held previously, Ken exhibited no preference for who primary voters would choose. Now in the race for Congressional District Chairman not only is Ken Cuccinelli making his preference known, but he’s making it known months before this contest will be decided.
Here’s the press release:
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced today that he was formally endorsing Howie Lind for Chairman of the 10th Congressional District. The election of a new District Chairman will take place at the District’s May 22nd convention, to be held in Warrenton, VA.
The Attorney General stated that Howie Lind was the type of dynamic and experienced leadership that conservatives across the 10th Congressional District could count on.
“The upcoming campaigns for both Federal and State offices could not be more important,” Attorney General Cuccinelli said in his announcement. “I’ve known Howie Lind for many years. He is a committed, hard working, conservative who understands that the Republican Party must seize the momentum of recent elections, and work at the grass roots level to win upcoming elections.”
The Attorney General also noted that Lind had proposed an extensive and specific agenda of programs and goals that he would pursue to build the 10th Congressional District into a vibrant and modern party structure. “Howie’s long experience and hard work will serve 10th District Republicans well,” Attorney General Cuccinelli added, “but, looking over his extensive proposals for moving the 10th forward, you know you’ve got yourself a leader for the future.”
It’s also worth noting that Cuccinelli has long resided in the 10th District and has extensive dealings with Congressman Frank Wolf and the leadership in the 10th. Here’s a successful elected official who knows how to win, doesn’t sacrifice personal conviction for potential political advantage, and is dedicated to delivering smaller government, lower taxes, and greater freedom and prosperity to Virginia, and he knows what he’s talking about here. If Ken Cuccinelli believes as he quite clearly does that the 10th District would benefit from new leadership he’s certainly one whose opinion should be carefully considered by Virginia Republicans.
Ken says Howie Lind should be the guy, and you should also.
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