In two weeks, Virginia voters will face a number of important decisions regarding the future of this state. In the race for attorney general, for those of us who support liberty, the choice is very clear. Mark Obenshain is our candidate. I’m proud to say that I’ve known Mark Obenshain for more than a decade and had the opportunity to volunteer on his first campaign. Throughout his time in the Virginia Senate, I believe he has consistently stood for the principles of limited government conservatism. And he’s not afraid to voice his opinions, even when in the minority. We need leaders who are willing to stand for principle, even when that requires standing alone. Mark Obenshain has done so in the Virginia State Senate and will do so as our attorney general.
Now some of his opponents have been attacking him on a rather unfortunate bill that he proposed several years ago. Yes, that decision was a mistake and when he realized the implications and flaws with it, he quickly withdrew the legislation. Nevertheless, there are those who have been using this single issue to distort his positions. However, when taken as a whole, conservatives, libertarians, and independents should be pleased with Senator Obenshain’s voting record and ought to be excited about the prospect of having him serving as our next attorney general.
Much like his father, I believe Mark Obenshain and I both agree with the viewpoint that “the most important goal in my life is to have some significant impact in preserving and expanding the realm of personal freedom in the life of this country.” As such, I’m pleased to offer my endorsement to Mark Obenshain and encourage my fellow Virginians to join me in casting their ballots for him on November 5th.