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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Endorsement Time at The Contemporary Conservative Part I

Since we're just one month (and a couple days) away from November 2nd, Election Day, it is time for The Contemporary Conservative to let everyone know 1.) who we endorse in this crucial election and also who we think will win (since we endorse them we KNOW that they will win so tat answers that.) Here is the list of endorsements for the races in Virginia:

District 01
Rob Wittman - For over 20 years, Rob has served in several levels of government, from Town Council to United States Congress. Rob won his first campaign for public office in 1986 when he was elected to the Montross Town Council, where he served for 10 years, four of them as Mayor. In 1995, Rob was elected to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and was elected its Chairman in 2003. In 2005, voters in the 99th Legislative District elected Rob to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served until he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2007…..In the U.S. Congress, Rob has quickly earned a reputation for being a district-first Congressman and is very engaged in the goings-on of the district. He drives home from Washington to Montross every night when Congress is in session to stay in touch with his constituents.

District 02
Scott Rigell - Scott Rigell, 50, is a lifelong Republican, community leader and business owner from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The founder and Chairman of Freedom Automotive in Virginia Beach, Scott and his wife Teri own automobile dealerships in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake which employ more than 240 people. He is a past president of the Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association…Scott grew up in a middle-class family in Titusville, Florida. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, rising to the rank of Sergeant before an honorable discharge after six years. Scott earned his B.B.A. from Mercer University and his M.B.A. from Regent University in Virginia Beach.

District 03
Chuck Smith - A former Marine and U.S. Navy JAG Officer (Retired), Chuck is married with five children. He has lived in Virginia for the last three decades, in Roanoke, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. While in Roanoke, Chuck served on the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Bar Association. He is active in his community, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Campus East Community Association. From the projects of Greensboro to the streets of Philadelphia, from the training grounds of Parris Island to the courtrooms of Virginia, Chuck Smith has been an ardent defender of American values. His campaign focus, Principle above Politics, reflects his continuing sense of duty, and his determination to bring honest representation to the people of Virginia.

District 04
J. Randy Forbes - A class act, ardent defender of the Conservative Ideal and my Congressman… Part of Forbes' legacy is etched in stone on Capitol Hill. When the expansive $621 million Capitol Visitor Center was about to open in late 2008, Forbes and other caucus members protested that the motto "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance were not included. Within a year, the motto was carved into a large stone beam above the center's main hall and the pledge was etched in a wall nearby.

District 05
Robert Hurt - First elected as a member of the Chatham Town Council, Robert Hurt was elected to that post with 82% of the vote. As a member of the Virginia General Assembly, State Senator Robert Hurt currently represents over 170,000 constituents within the 5th Congressional District and has represented nearly 1/3 of the 5th during his time in the legislature. He served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, elected and re-elected with at least 62% of the vote. In his first term in the State Senate, Robert was elected with 75% of the vote….As a member of the Virginia Legislature, Robert has cast thousands of votes including voting against at least two dozen tax increases. He has voted time and again against attempts from Democrats to raise taxes. Robert has also voted consistently against increased state spending and bloated budgets. He was one of only a handful of General Assembly members to vote against the last two Virginia Budgets, which were relying on too much spending.

More to come (districts 6-11)