As reported by the Loudon Times, the list of Herring supporters includes Republicans such as Purceville Mayor Bob Lazaro and Virginia Lawmakers Russ Potts and Anne Rhodes.
The endorsements are the result of the Herring campaign’s effective efforts to attract moderate and Independent voters and to show Republican opponent State Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26th) as an adherent Tea Partier.
In a press call on Wednesday, Potts called Herring the “type of leader Virginia needs” saying “he knows how to set aside partisanship.” Former Virginia Delegate Katherine Waddell also participated in the call, said that Obenshain would “turn back the clock on women’s reproductive rights. He sponsored the ‘personhood bill’ with Ken Cuccinelli and he called the transvaginal ultrasound bill ‘common sense legislation’.”
Herring has also received support from interest groups such as the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia AFL-CIO, and the Virginia Association of Realtors. Obenshain touts that he has received the support of 56 Commonwealth attorneys, 22 Independents, and 34 Republicans.
In a press release on Wednesday, the Herring campaign list other Republicans as supporters as well. See the list below:
John Andrews – Former Chair, Loudoun County School Board
L. Preston Bryant, Jr. – Former Member, Virginia House of Delegates
John Chichester – Former Member, Virginia Senate (President Pro Tempore)
Jim Dillard – Former Member, Virginia House of Delegates
Nicholas Graham – Former Press Secretary, U. S. Senators John Chafee and Olympia Snowe; Former Senior Policy Analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee; Former Member, Loudoun County Republican Committee
Jimmy Hazel – Chairman of Virginia FREE, and former Chairman of the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries
Robert Lazaro – Mayor, Town of Purcellville
Michael Pocalyko – Former Member, National Finance Committee for McCain-Palin 2008; Former District Chair, Fairfax County Republican Committee
Russ Potts - Former Member, Virginia Senate
Anne “Panny” Rhodes – Former Member, Virginia House of Delegates
Katherine Waddell – Former Member, Virginia House of Delegates; National Board Member, Republican Majority for Choice