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Tomorrow night in Williamsburg Ken Cuccinelli, John Brownlee, and David Foster are vying for the distinguished honor of either a) losing to Steve Shannon in November or b) serving less than four years as Attorney General so they can concentrate on running for Governor in 2013, just like Bob McDonnell, Jerry Kilgore, Mark Earley, and Jim Gilmore in the last four consecutive elections.

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The future of the commonwealth is in your hands. No pressure though.

h/t Shad Plank

Steve Shannon continuing to rack up endorsements

Yes, I know that so far he is the only one running for Attorney General on our side, and with the filing deadline only about a month away, he is likely to stay unopposed. It is interesting to see that his campaign does maintain a steady drumbeat, a regular role out of more endorsements. Below the break I will offer the text of the latest, three people from the three biggest population centers in the Old Dominion. Just so those of you not on the email distribution for the press releases can stay in touch.

Roy Baldwin Running to Succeed Steve Shannon in 35th District

Roy Baldwin Announces Campaign to Succeed Shannon in Fairfax County’s 35th District

(OAKTON, Virginia) -- Roy Baldwin – a Vienna resident, Oakton attorney, area business leader and civic volunteer – announced on January 7th that he is running as a Democrat for State Delegate in Virginia’s 35th District to strengthen our local economy, tackle our transportation challenges, enhance Fairfax County’s fine schools and address the health care priorities of the 21st century.

Shannon campaign announces endorsements by mayors of Richmond and Norfolk

Here is the content of an email sent out today by the campaign of Steve Shannon for Attorney General:

Richmond and Norfolk Mayors Endorse Steve Shannon to be Virginia’s Next Attorney General
Endorsements by Mayors Dwight Jones and Paul Fraim Demonstrate Campaigns’ Strength in Key Areas of the Commonwealth

Vienna, VA – Delegate Steve Shannon announced today that his campaign for Attorney General has earned the support of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim.

“Local government is where the rubber hits the road in making Virginia a safer place for families to call home," said Delegate Steve Shannon. “Mayors Fraim and Jones are leaders in making their communities safer, better places to live and I’m proud to have their support,” Shannon continued.

“Steve will be an Attorney General we can all be proud of. I’m supporting Steve because I know that as a former prosecutor, he will work with our community to fight gangs and make sure our children are safe from predators,” Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones said.

“Steve Shannon is a leader who will fight to protect our families, our businesses, and our ports,” Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim said. “As our next Attorney General, I know Steve will be someone I can work with to continue improving our quality of life here in Norfolk,” Fraim continued.

Steve Shannon raising tons of money

The campaign of Steve Shannon for Attorney General today announced that they had raised more than $820,000 and Shannon’s $746,416 Cash on Hand $150,000 ws ahead head of Bob McDonnell’s 2005 pace.

“I’m proud that so many people have chosen to invest in this campaign because they believe in my message of making Virginia a safer place for every family to call home," said Delegate Steve Shannon (D-Fairfax).

Steve Shannon for AG - with friends in Oakton

Today more than 70 people gathered in the lovely home of Bob and Mary Ann Hovis in support of the candidacy of Delegate Steve Shannon for Attorney General. I decided to attend not only because I was covering it for this site, but because I am a supporter of Steve. There were a lot of familiar faces, from the electeds and former like Chuck Caputo, Chap Petersen, David Marsden, George Barker, Dick Saslaw, and Janet Oleszek, and also other well-known people like Teddy Goodson, Bryan Scrafford, Fred and Yolanda Sanchez, Sue Langdon, and John Carroll who may be running for the seat Steve is vacating.

Below the fold I will offer a few pictures (sorry, I am better with words than with a camera), and a link to a video of Steve's explanation of why he is running for AG, video courtesy of Bryan Scrafford.

Steve with a "special guest" greeting people as they come in:

Steve and "Barack"