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I am honored to have recieved the folllowing endorsement, but I need your help to help me win the primary and go on to defeat Frank Wolf in November. Please donate to my campaign today.

PURCELLVILLE, VA—Retired Air Force Colonel Mike Turner, who is a candidate for the U.S. Congressional seat in Virginia’s 10th District, has received the endorsement of Thom Beres, the former Chairman of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee (LCDC), and a veteran of the Gulf War.

Mr. Beres stated, "From my experience, Mike has the best chance of winning in November. He has demonstrated the leadership, background, and skills needed to beat Frank Wolf and bring needed change to the district and country."

"This is an extraordinary year in our history. The American people are tired of ‘politics as usual’ and are hungry for candidates who are authentic and honest. Mike’s lifelong experiences—in the military and in the nonprofit community—reflect deeply-rooted personal integrity, a dedication to public service, and a commitment to solving problems by finding common ground among diverse groups of people."

His work for the past 18 months as the Precinct Operations Chair of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee has given him terrific insight into the issues and concerns of the voters of the 10th district. It also contributed significantly to the historic victories our candidates achieved this past November.

These are urgent times, and the winds of change are in the air. It is time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders here in Northern Virginia who have an exciting vision for the future and the proven experience to make that vision a reality. I strongly believe that Mike Turner is such a leader."

The LCDC was recently awarded "Committee of the Year" in the large committee category by the Virginia Democratic Party. Turner, who was the LCDC’s Precinct Operations Chair, organized and supervised the effective grass roots campaign that was instrumental in the election of five Democrats to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and two Democrats to the state government: Delegate Dave Poisson and Senator Mark Herring.

Although the 10th congressional district is normally considered "safe" for Frank Wolf, evidence is building that Mike Turner, a retired USAF Colonel from Loudoun County, can excite voters in a manner very similar to Jim Webb’s Senate campaign two years ago.

Alan Letzt, Mike Turner’s campaign manager noted, "Jim Webb won a majority of voters in the 10th district in 2006, the same year that Judy Feder lost to Frank Wolf by 16 percentage points with the very same voters. Like Senator Webb, Mike Turner offers the leadership and practical experience needed to bring Wolf voters back to the Democratic Party and win the election".

For the first time since the mid-1980s, Democrats in the 10th district will get to vote in a primary election for Congress. This primary race will be supported by several debates between Mike Turner and Judy Feder. The election is on June 10th.

A donation of $28 would be greatly appreciated, in honor of the time Frank Wolf has spent in Congress.

Originally posted to Mike Turner on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 11:30 AM PDT.

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  •  please (0+ / 0-)

    edit your diary title to include VA-10, in order to attract more readers.

    Except for those already in the know - this won't attract many readers...

    Good luck to you.

    Hope to hear more from your campaign...

  •  Thanks for the tip (0+ / 0-)

    I encourage you to read my other diaries explaining my positions on healthcare and Iraq.

    Change.Performance.Leadership.

    by Mike Turner on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 02:21:07 PM PDT

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