State Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert III endorses Sen Allen
Yesterday State Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert III endorsed Sen Allen. The A-Team has the full story. This is a huge endorsement for Allen as Lambert is a long serving black democrat. The race baiting Webb campaign has been issued a major set back. The nut roots are attacking. Charles has more about the lefts reaction here. Lambert states in his letter
"Because we have worked well together over the years on many issues, and especially because you have delivered on your promises to support Virginia's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, I am pleased to support you in your re-election to the U.S. Senate," Lambert wrote. "I hope to be working with you in Washington long after November to continue fighting on behalf of all educational institutions for higher education."
There we have it folks. After months of Webb campaign race baiting and paid Webb mouthpiece calling Sen Allen a racist, Lambert crosses party lines to endorse Allen. I would think Sen Lambert has read Webb's book Born Fighting. Heh. Mike Shear has this quote in the WAPO from Webb spokeswoman Kristian Denny Todd
"it was "quite a surprise" to learn of Lambert's endorsement of Allen. "Not too long ago, Jim had a very productive meeting with Senator Lambert, where his concerns were addressed," she said."
The meeting was not as productive as she thought. The bottom line here is Lambert chose to endorse the man he has worked successfully with for years. Lambert did not fall for the Webb campaigns race baiting because he knows the truth about Sen Allen. I have a feeling Lambert will just be the first of many endorsements for Sen Allen.