Fred Thompson-Organization, Virginia
updated December 11, 2007

Co-Chair former U.S. Sen. George Allen
(announced Nov. 13, 2007; announced as a national co-chair Oct. 8, 2007)  Elected to the U.S. Senate in Nov. 2000; defeated in bid for a second term in Nov. 2006.  Chairman of the NRSC in the 108th Congress.  Partner, McGuire Woods starting in 1998.  Elected Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in Nov. 1993, served one term,1994-98, term limited.  U.S. Representative, 1991-93, elected in a special election.  Served in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1983-91.  Republican nominee for the Virginia House of Delegates, 1979.  Worked in private law practice, 1978-91.  B.A. in History (1974) and J.D. (1977) from the University of Virginia.
Co-Chair Attorney General Bob McDonnell 
(announced Nov. 13, 2007)  Elected as the 44th Attorney General of Virginia on Nov. 8, 2005.  McDonnell represented the 84th District for 14 years in the Virginia House of Delegates, first elected in 1991; also partner at the law firm of Huff, Poole & Mahoney, P.C for 14 years.  Prosecutor in the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's office.  McDonnell served 21 years in the U.S. Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Undergraduate degree in management from Notre Dame, M.S. in business administration from Boston University, and Master's degree and Law degree from Regent University.

Petition Drive Director
Jim Rich
10th CD Republican Committee Chairman.

and endorsed by
Virginia Republican National Committeeman Morton Blackwell (announced Dec. 11, 2007)
Founder and President of the Leadership Institute, an educational foundation which trains young conservatives for leadership in the political sphere.  Blackwell was Barry Goldwater's youngest elected delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, was a national convention alternate delegate for Ronald Reagan in 1968 and 1976, and a Ronald Reagan delegate at the 1980 national convention.
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