Tuesday, November 13, 2007

McDonnell, Allen Throw Support Behind Fred

As many blogs have reported already, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and former Senator and Governor George Allen have both endorsed Fred Thompson and will apparently co-chair his campaign in Virginia.

Virginians for Fred Thompson will have a live blog with McDonnell and Allen today at 12:15.

Allen, despite his loss last year to Jim Webb, still carries some weight and support amongst Virginia conservatives. Bob McDonnell is a pretty popular figure in Virginia and is a top candidate for Governor in 2009.

Many people believe that the support of McDonnell and especially Allen is Thompson's way of courting social conservatives in Virginia, especially with Thompson's room-temperature relationship with social conservatives right now. Time will tell if this will help Thompson in the long run.

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