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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  • It was another busy day at the Capitol with a number of different groups stopping by.  I enjoyed speaking with constituents from the district who are members of the Farm Bureau and representatives from the Elkton branch of MillerCoors. As always, if you’re going to be in Richmond during the General Assembly session, please give us a call at 804.698.7526 and schedule an appointment so we can be sure to greet you while you’re in town.
    Posted Thu, Jan 29.

  • It’s always enjoyable hearing from energetic voices of Virginia’s great institutions of higher ed. Today, I spoke with both students and other representatives from Lord Fairfax Community College and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Keeping education accessible and affordable for Virginians remains a top priority!
    Posted Wed, Jan 28.

  • It was great to visit with members of the Rappahannock County School Board yesterday!
    Posted Tue, Jan 27.