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Tom Perriello Endorses Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Governor

by: ChopraForVirginia

Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:46:35 AM EST

(Interesting endorsement, nice "get" for Aneesh Chopra no doubt. I'm not convinced that endorsements make a lot of difference in most cases...except when they do! LOL. Anyway, we'll see whether this one helps Chopra. - promoted by lowkell)

Aneesh Chopra, Democratic candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor is proud to announce that he has received the endorsement of former Rep. Tom Perriello.

About the endorsement, Perriello said:

"Today, Virginia faces a choice - whether to be defined by our promising future or the divisions of our past. I'm endorsing Aneesh Chopra for Lieutenant Governor because he understands that politics is about coming together to tackle our most difficult problems and win the race for tomorrow's jobs, education, and technology. He has lived his professional life at the cutting edge of innovation and economic growth, and will bring great energy and vision to the tasking of creating a stronger Commonwealth for future generations."
Chopra, who served as Virginia's Secretary of Technology under Governor Kaine, and as U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Obama, is excited to have Perriello's support:
ChopraForVirginia :: Tom Perriello Endorses Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Governor
"Tom Perriello has spent his career dedicated to the principles of equality and fairness. I am honored and humbled to receive his endorsement. Tom believes, like I do, that politics must be about coming together to find ways to make our government work better for all. I look forward to working with Tom, and all Virginians, to move the Commonwealth forward."

Tom Perriello is the President and C.E.O. of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. From 2009 until 2011, Perriello represented Virginia's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

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A question, if you get a chance (4.00 / 1)
Mr. Chopra,

You mention on your website that you would fully fund public education in this state, but go on to tout "innovation":

"Commitment to Innovation: One size does not fit all."

Would your innovation, if funded by taxpayer dollars, take place within the current school system, or, like too many who use the "innovation in schools" mantra today, would it involve letting our tax dollars flow to outside companies?

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

~Will Rogers

This is Great (0.00 / 0)
Chopra might not be the insider that Northam is among the behind the scenes power players in the Commonwealth, but it's good to see that he has the support of one of Virginia's finest progressive Democrats.

I don't know about being an "outsider" though (0.00 / 0)
I mean, he worked in the White House and for Sen. Kaine. That's pretty far inside.

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

~Will Rogers

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Within the Commonwealth (0.00 / 0)
Obama's White House has next to no influence in Virginia (otherwise Perriello would be running), and Kaine's always been second fiddle to Warner.

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Unless Northam is in the Warner inner circle (0.00 / 0)
I don't know how this makes him any more of an insider.

Furthermore, does it matter?

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

~Will Rogers

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