Friday, February 8, 2008


U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has endorsed John McCain for president. Attorney General McDonnell issued the following statement on his endorsement:

"It is now clear that Senator John McCain will be the Republican nominee for President of the United States in 2008. Now it is time for our party to unify around our nominee and I urge all Republicans, independents, and fair-minded Democrats to join me in supporting John McCain on Tuesday.

"John McCain's heroic service to our nation needs no retelling. He is a highly decorated war hero and former POW. Only a few other Americans can truly understand what he went through for our nation. His personal experience bolstered his passion for freedom. His valor is unmatched, his sense of duty unquestioned, his love of country unparalleled. As a veteran myself, with a daughter who has served in Iraq, I can say with confidence that there is no candidate more qualified to lead our armed services in this global war against terrorism.

"Senator McCain has been a stalwart champion of fiscal responsibility and a vocal opponent of runaway earmarks and excessive government spending. He is pro-life and he has consistently voted for life and traditional values. Throughout his service in the United States Senate, John McCain has earned an 82% lifetime conservative ranking from the American Conservative Union.

"I will be casting my vote for John McCain this Tuesday. I hope you will join me in electing John McCain the next President of the United States."

John McCain thanked Attorney General McDonnell for his support, stating, "I admire Bob McDonnell's distinguished record of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia and our nation in the Army, the House of Delegates and now as Attorney General. I am honored and proud to have his support as we work toward victory in Virginia on Tuesday."

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