ROANOKE - On Wednesday, Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced that Leslie Cockburn, a former award-winning investigative journalist and the 2018 Democratic nominee for Virginia's Fifth Congressional District, has endorsed his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.
"It is with great pleasure that I endorse Delegate Sam Rasoul for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Sam is a rare politician, a progressive with a deep understanding of rural Virginia, much needed in Richmond’s leadership," said Cockburn. "I have known Sam for many years and watched him be a champion for the environment, working mothers, education, and broadband. The needs of Sam’s home turf in Roanoke are very different from the suburbs of Northern Virginia. With Sam as our Lieutenant Governor, the voices of rural Virginians will be heard."
"Like so many Virginians, I remember being energized to volunteer for Leslie's campaign and traveling to her district to knock on doors. Her commitment to truth and transparency inspired so many of us. Virginia needs more Leslie Cockburns," said Rasoul. "Leslie understands that too many people in Virginia are feeling left behind, and now is the time for bold leaders to step up and bring us together. Building those broad coalitions will be my top priority as Lieutenant Governor.”
To date, Rasoul has received the endorsement of over 100 elected officials and grasstops leaders, including former U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, seven members of the General Assembly, fifteen mayors and city and town council members, and seven school board members. His campaign has also been endorsed by:
Sunrise Movement Virginia
Democracy for America
Richmond For All
United Rural Democrats
IUE-CWA Local 82162
Our Revolution Virginia
Our Revolution in the Blue Ridge
Our Revolution South Central VA
Progressive Democrats of America - Virginia
Indivisible New River Valley
Future Black Leaders Coalition
Augusta Free Press