Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., announced Monday that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his re-election bid, including 14 former state legislators as well as former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner and former Gov. Linwood Holton.
“Since no one party has a monopoly on good ideas, I have made it my priority to work across party lines to get real reforms accomplished for Virginians,” said Warner said in a statement sent out by his campaign.
The list of Republican Warner supporters
TRAITORS includes former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. of McLean, a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Katherine Waddell of Richmond; L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, who served as secretary of Natural Resources in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s Cabinet; Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville, who served as secretary of Agriculture and Forestry under Govs. Mark R. Warner and Kaine; Jim Dillard of Fairfax County; Clint Miller of Woodstock, who sought the 1993 GOP nomination for governor and later served on the State Corporation Commission; Anne G. “Panny” Rhodes of Richmond; Jack Rollison of Woodbridge, a former chairman of the House Transportation Committee; and Robert Tata of Virginia Beach
The list also includes former state Sens. John Chichester of Reedville, a former Senate Finance Committee chairman who lost the 1985 election for lieutenant governor to L. Douglas Wilder; Brandon Bell of Roanoke; Russ Potts of Winchester; Fred Quayle, of Suffolk and Ed Robb of Albemarle.