Northern Virginia Politicians Tapped For Obama Campaign's 'Virginia Truth Team'
Del. Scott Surovell, Sen. Adam Ebbin join various other Virginia Democrats to stump for President across 2012 battleground state
Mount Vernon Democrats Del. Scott Surovell and Sen. Adam Ebbin were appointed to the Obama reelecton campaign's 'Virginia Truth Team' on Monday and will join Rep. Jim Moran, Rep. Gerry Connolly, and a host of other Democrats to aid in spreading Obama's campaign message and responding to attacks from his opponents.
After narrowly carrying Virginia in 2008, the Obama campaign expects a tough race this year, especially after Republicans took control of the General Assembly last year. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is also often mentioned as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney.
"President Obama’s record should speak for itself," Surovell said in a press release. "[B]etween the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, preventing a complete collapse of the economy, ending the War in Iraq, saving the auto industry, the capture of Osama Bin Laden, raising fuel efficiency standards, repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell," and reforming the financial sector, the president and his administration have a lot to be proud of."
Other Northern Virginia area Truth Team pols include Del. Mark Keam (Vienna), Del. Charniele Herring (Alexandria), former Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (Arlington) and Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair Cesar del Aguila, according to the Washington Post.