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Military women, Black Caucus endorse Democrat Webb
|Contributor||The Sunset Provision |
|Last Edited||The Sunset Provision Oct 02, 2006 11:47am|
|News Date||Monday, October 2, 2006 05:45:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||RICHMOND, Va. Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb picked up the endorsements of five military women today and the endorsement of the General Assembly's black legislators. |
The endorsement from military women included one who had criticized him earlier this month at an event staged by Republican Senator George Allen.
The endorsement came days after Allen's campaign began a massive statewide television ad campaign in which three female alumni of the U-S Naval Academy denounce Webb for a 1979 magazine article critical of women in the military.
Webb's endorsement by the all-Democratic Legislative Black Caucus came more than two weeks after one of its members, -- state Senator Benjamin Lambert -- shocked and angered the rest of the caucus by endorsing Allen.
Allen today picked up the endorsement of the U-S Chamber of Commerce. The conservative, pro-business group represents more than three (M) million businesses and organizations nationwide.