With only a few days left of our "Send a Message" tour before the June 12th Republican Primary, George Allen finished up this week with a day full of campaigning in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. Starting off with remarks at the Chesterfield GOP breakfast, Allen then stopped by the 29th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention at the Richmond Convention Center to greet families in attendance.
George Allen met homeschool families from all walks of life -- but all are concerned about their children's future and ready to take positive steps to ensure opportunities for them. George Allen also met the wife of a wounded warrior suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury. Allen listened as the wife explained how TriCare premiums have skyrocketed as her husband had to retire from military service. George Allen opposes TriCare premium increases and strongly believes that our nation has a responsibility to provide the benefits our military members were promised and have earned.
George Allen then joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to headline a get-out-the-vote rally near Hanover County in the 7th Congressional District. With well over 100 attendees, an enthusiastic crowd cheered on George Allen's call to send Washington a message on June 12. George Allen said, "Eric Cantor helped make the GOP house majority -- he is keeping the promises made to Americans. I want to be a partner with Eric Cantor -- he's a great leader and he has the right ideas." Eric Cantor also rallied support for George Allen, saying, "George Allen was the personification of Reagan Republican principles as Governor. We need George Allen to be our Senator because the Senate has not passed a budget in three years. The 7th District can deliver for George Allen."
George Allen topped off the day with another get-out-the-vote rally in Virginia Beach -- with Gov. Bob McDonnell as the featured George Allen supporter. Complete with patriotic pomp and circumstance to welcome Gov. McDonnell, this "Send a Message" rally sparked a full-house crowd ready to deliver victory for George Allen on June 12. With high praise for George Allen's record, Gov. McDonnell stated, "Virginia was made stronger and more competitive because of George Allen's leadership." George Allen delivered the final call to action saying, "The bigger the vote, the bigger the win, the stronger the message we send to Washington. We need to be united. Let's send a message to Washington that Virginia is ready to win, that Virginia is standing strong for freedom. On to victory!"
Yes, on to victory! Just three more days of the "Send a Message" tour to voting day: June 12.