On to November 5th
You may recall that last month, the Republican Party of Virginia nominated its candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. In my last email to you, I suggested that the Republican statewide ticket may be too far outside the mainstream of most Virginians' views.
In contrast, last week, the Democrats held a primary election and chose two experienced law-makers with a track record of moderate, common sense approach to governing.
Ralph Northam and Mark Herring are our candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, who will join Terry McAuliffe, the candidate for Governor, to offer Virginians a stark contrast to the Republicans' extreme social agenda.
Terry, Ralph and Mark are all good men whom I have known personally for many years. I will be glad to spend the next four and a half months campaigning with and for the Democratic Party's ticket.
And, as I seek my own reelection to the House of Delegates this year, I'm excited to join these three candidates on the same ballot on November 5th.
I am proud of our accomplishments during the past four years that I have represented you in Richmond, and I look forward to continuing to work in this position on your behalf.
I want to thank everyone who has so generously supported my campaign since we kicked off our reelection in early May. Since then, we held a couple of successful fundraisers which raised over $30,000.
The next campaign finance reporting period ends on June 30, and I would like to report another strong amount raised during this time. Today, we are about $3,705 away from our goal set for this month.
Can you help our campaign today with a $5, $20 or a $50 contribution? Any amount will help us tremendously. To prepare for a robust fall schedule of campaigns, we could use your generous help today!
Finally, next month, we will have a couple more fundraisers to bring our supporters and volunteers together in person.
Please save the date for our next big fundraiser which will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 6 pm. color> Location and special guest will be announced shortly!
With your continued support, not only will we be victorious on November 5th, but we can change the agenda in Richmond with a Democratic slate of statewide office holders.
Thank you for your help!