George Allen has picked up endorsements from two Hampton Roads Republican leaders, 2nd District Republican Chairman Gary Byler and former Republican Senate candidate David McCormick:
"I am happy to endorse George Allen for U.S. Senate," said Gary Byler. "I believe Governor Allen's candidacy gives us the best chance at winning the 2nd district and returning a conservative majority to the United States Senate. I look forward to working with George in the fall to bring us to victory.
"I've believed from the beginning that this election is too important to stand by the wayside when the long-term direction of our country is at stake," said David McCormick. "Our nation is challenged with nearly insurmountable economic and fiscal problems that demand the strong leadership, vision and experience of George Allen. I am proud to endorse George. In addition to offering strong, common-sense solutions to America's problems, George Allen and the entire Allen team have demonstrated extraordinary respect and integrity during this campaign. They are to be congratulated. George clearly stands for all Virginians and will have a large impact in the U.S. Senate starting from day one. As our next U.S. Senator, he will fight hard for new American jobs, for American energy independence, to reduce regulations, and for a balanced budget. It's time for all Republicans to stand with George Allen for a big victory for freedom and opportunity over the status quo of Democrat failed policies."
"I'm grateful for the endorsements of Republican leaders Gary Byler and David McCormick in this crucial election," said George Allen. "We need to be united to win in November, and Gary and David's leadership helps build our growing team of grassroots supporters who are ready to send Washington a message that we envision a better future than what we are enduring these days."