Note: Add The Free Lance Star to the list of newspaper endorsements for Shannon … the following comes via email from his campaign
In 8 days, Steve Shannon is going to be elected Virginia’s next Attorney General.
We have been on a wave of momentum recently, picking up steam every day. And as voters learn about the stark differences between Steve and Ken, they are moving in droves to our side.
This morning, The Virginian-Pilot and The Roanoke Times, Virginia’s top two largest circulation newspapers, enthusiastically endorsed Steve Shannon to be our next Attorney General.
The Pilot said:
Steve Shannon’s style is the better fit for Virginia. His thoughtful approach would preserve the reputation of the state’s law firm as a source of reliable legal advice. Ken Cuccinelli’s antics would be more entertaining, but drama is something best left to TV shows.
To put it politely, Cuccinelli’s election would bring embarrassment to Virginia, instability to the state’s law firm and untold harm to the long list of people who don’t fit his personal definition of morality.
The Times wrote:
When Virginians choose their next attorney general on Nov. 3, they will either continue the levelheaded, no-nonsense approach preferred by most previous holders of that office or install an ideological firebrand who would impose his radical morality on the commonwealth. We recommend they select the former in Steve Shannon.
Last week, Steve promoted his commitment to public safety and exposed his opponent’s radical agenda in the last debate of this campaign. And he hit the ball out of the park.
While his opponent is determined to pick fights with the federal government and push his personal political agenda, Steve has said he wants to work with the federal government to build a safer Virginia. Steve’s fight won’t be with our President or our Congress, but with the gang leaders, drunk drivers, drug dealers, and the child sexual predators who threaten our communities.
But Ken Cuccinelli has tried to hide his radical agenda to launch an ideological crusade against the federal government. According to The Washington Post, “he said he has never claimed to want to be a ‘states’ rights attorney general’ or someone who would sue the federal government.”
That just isn’t true.