The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce today announced their endorsement of Bob McDonnell for governor.
The endorsement statement, as reported by the Washington Post, said in part:
“Mr. McDonnell earned the support…because of his overall stronger support for the Fairfax County Chamber’s priorities, specifically for identifying a plan for transportation,” NOVABizPAC Chairwoman Fran Fisher said.
Unlike other groups, the Chamber has no history of purely partisan endorsements. In 2001, the Chamber endorsed Mark Warner (D), and in 2005 endorsed Jerry Kilgore (R).
This endorsement is not the first from the business community for McDonnell, having already been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), Virgina AG pac, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the Virginia Credit Union League, and the Virginia Association of Realtors.