Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms endorses Dave Foster
The mayor of Virginia Beach (my hometown) Will Sessoms (a bank president who defeated 20-year incumbent Democrat Meyera Oberndorf last November) says, “Dave Foster will be the attorney general we need to cut red tape, bring jobs to Virginia and help get the economy moving again”. Bearing Drift has more.
Sessoms endorsement shows two things: First, that Foster’s campaign has been working Hampton Roads hard, as none of the AG candidates have a natural base down there (though military voters may find Brownlee appealing). This is a huge regional victory for Foster, who also claims (as the other two campaigns did) that he filed the most delegates out of Virginia Beach, the largest city in the state and the second largest committee behind Fairfax.
Second, it shows that Foster’s campaign is gaining momentum, and now more than ever can claim the mantle as a viable alternative in this race. Furthermore, Foster now has the endorsements of Tom Davis, who won in NoVa as late as 2006, and Will Sessoms, who won Virginia Beach as Drake, Gilmore, and McCain all lost. Foster has said all along he’s the best candidate to help elect Bob McDonnell and re-elect Bill Bolling, and people who know how to win are supporting his campaign.