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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – With just under one week until the November elections, 5th District Republican Nominee Tom Garrett rolled out new endorsements from two former Virginia Governors – Bob McDonnell and Jim Gilmore.

In a release circulated Wednesday morning, former Governor Gilmore stated:

“I have had the opportunity to join Tom on the campaign trail throughout this election and am proud to support such a strong Conservative. We need Representatives in Washington who are not intimidated to stand up and make tough decisions. With our country reaching such a historic turning point, it is imperative we elect public servants like Tom Garrett to advocate on our behalf.”

A separate release from former Governor McDonnell expressed similar sentiments by reflecting on their history that extends well over a decade by saying:

“It was my privilege to have Tom serve as an Assistant Attorney General in my administration. In the years since, he has been a strong voice for common sense and I am certain he will bring those same principles to help fix a broken system in Washington. Virginia’s Fifth District will be well served by electing Tom Garrett to represent them in the 115th Congress.”

Upon receiving news of these endorsements, Senator Garrett released the following statement:

“It is truly humbling to receive the support of two proven leaders who have worked tirelessly to improve the Commonwealth in recent years. I have great admiration for each of these men and enthusiastically accept their endorsements. Virginia’s Fifth District is one of the most historic districts in this nation, being first represented by James Madison. If the people of Virginia Five choose to elect me as their next Congressman, I will represent their interests to the absolute best of my ability and keep in line with the tradition of doing the people’s work.”

Virginia Senator Tom Garrett has also been endorsed by the NRA, Susan B. Anthony’s List, the National Right to Life, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the News and Advance. A full list of endorsements may be seen here.