Sheila Johnson endorses Bob McDonnell

20 Jul

Bearing Drift live blogged the announcement: Live-blogging the McDonnell endorsement

Black Entertainment Television co-founder, Sheila Johnson, endorses McDonnell
JR Hoeft at Bearing Drift

Sheila Crump Johnson, co- founder of Black Entertainment Television, local Middleburg business owner and noted philanthropist and entrepreneur, today endorsed Bob McDonnell in his campaign for governor. The announcement was made at a mid-afternoon press conference in downtown Richmond.
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First Black Female Billionaire Backs Bob McDonnell
National Review Online

Sheila Crump Johnson is the first African-American female billionaire. Her history of previous political donations is almost exclusively to Democrats.
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BET Co-Founder Backs McDonnell
The Washington Post

Johnson, who has been Kaine’s second largest individual donor and has contributed more than $600,000 to Kaine since 2000, said her decision came after meeting with both Deeds and McDonnell and coming to the conclusion that McDonnell would be more likely to right Virginia’s ailing economy.

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Why is the Sheila Johnson endorsement of McDonnell important?
J.R. Hoeft at Bearing Drift

Johnson realizes that the McDonnell business plan actually will grow jobs and isn’t dependent on government to make it happen.

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With the release of the Deeds Economic Plan, a.k.a. Son of Porkuls, the Deeds campaign wasted no time in confirming why Ms. Johnson made her endorsement.

Deeds to announce economic plan
J.R. Hoeft at Bearing Drift

State Sen. Creigh Deeds, along with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, will be announcing his economic plan in Roanoke today. According to a Deeds release, the plan will “create jobs and jump-start Virginia’s economy.”

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Creigh Deeds: Can’t tell tunnels apart
Brian Kirwin at Bearing Drift

Did he flip a coin? Does he honestly not know the difference between the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel?
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Maybe she’s fond of Northern Virginia

Creigh Deeds to Northern Virginia: Drop Dead
Virginia Virtucon

It’s as if Deeds decided the best way to establish himself as a genuine “moderate” Democrat is to score political points with RoVa by sticking it to NoVa.
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One Response to “Sheila Johnson endorses Bob McDonnell”


  1. Friday Campaign Roundup - July 24, 2009

    […] On Monday:  Sheila Johnson endorses Bob McDonnell […]

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