Campaign Update


Obenshain Files Candidacy Paperwork, Picks Up New Endorsements

01/08/2013 | News |

This morning, I officially filed the necessary papers to seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General.

It was a routine event rendered more meaningful by the location: the Richard D. Obenshain Center, the state party headquarters that bears my father's name.

You already knew, of course, that I was running for Attorney General, but today's filing serves as a reminder that we're coming up on a new phase in the campaign, one dominated by the March and April mass meetings at which each unit will elect delegates to the state convention on May 18th.

The 2013 session of the Virginia General Assembly begins tomorrow, and it is to his legislative duties that I will devote the greater portion of my time during the 45-day "short session." But the campaign goes forward – with your help.

The constraints imposed by session make it all the more important that you get involved, helping to spread the word about my campaign and encouraging your friends and neighbors to join my team.

You'll be in good company. Today, I'm pleased to announce an expanded list of endorsements from State Central Committee, where more than half of our party's state committee is already on Team Obenshain:

  • Steve Albertson
  • Diana Banister
  • Mark Berg
  • Morton Blackwell
  • Pam Brown
  • Gary Byler
  • Curtis Colgate
  • Patsy Drain
  • Susan Edwards
  • Bob FitzSimmonds
  • Kevin Gentry
  • Mike Ginsberg
  • Kay Gunter
  • Emmett Hanger
  • Marcy Hernick
  • Donald Huffman
  • Mark Kelly
  • Peyton Knight
  • Amanda Kranz
  • Jeanine Lawson
  • Jerry Lester
  • Zach Martin
  • Renee Maxey
  • Rick Michael
  • Roger Miles
  • Jack Morgan
  • Chip Muir
  • Rich Nilsen
  • Marie Quinn
  • Davis Rennolds
  • Scott Sayre
  • John Scott
  • Chris Shores
  • Bill Stanley
  • Chris Stearns
  • Mary Gail Swenson
  • Michael Thomas
  • Adam Tolbert
  • Wendell Walker
  • Terry Wear
  • John Whitbeck
  • Jack Wilson

With nine congressional district chairs, the majority of state central committee members, and conservative leaders like Kay Coles James, Ron Robinson, Michelle Easton, Morton Blackwell, Steve Newman, Dick Black, Mike Farris, Mike Thompson, Chris Stearns, Donna Holt, and Melvin Adams (just to name a few) already on board, there's no time like the present to join Team Obenshain!

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  • Great seeing @MarkObenshain and Scott Harris this evening at the Hanover GOP meeting pic.twitter.com/biUPAYOjy3
    17 Oct
  • Packed room tonight for @HanoverGOP meeting. With a little less than three weeks to go, Hanover is ready to finish strong for @EdForSenate
    16 Oct
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  • Packed room for tonight’s Hanover Republican Committee meeting. Folks in Hanover are committed to doing all they can over the course of the next 19 days to elect Dave Brat for Congress, retire Mark Warner, and send Ed Gillespie to the United States Senate.
    Posted Thu, Oct 16.

  • Thanks to Pete Snyder for having me out today at the first annual “Smoke on the Water” pig rig event. The food was great and everyone is fired up for Election Day!
    Posted Sat, Oct 11.

  • It’s great to be back in Southwest Virginia today for the Wythe County GOP BBQ. With one month to go before Election Day, folks in Southwest are working hard to reelect Morgan Griffith for Congress and make Ed Gillespie the next U.S. Senator from Virginia!
    Posted Sat, Oct 04.