by Brandon Jarvis

Terry McAuliffe picks up another endorsement from a state legislator putting him at 35 members of the General Assembly supporting his campaign for governor. Del. Dan Helmer D-Fairfax is the latest to endorse the former governor that is heavily favored to win the gubernatorial primary next month.

“As an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, I am proud to stand with Terry McAuliffe because as Virginia’s 72nd Governor, he stood with veterans across our Commonwealth. He made fighting veteran homelessness a priority and Virginia became the first state in the nation to functionally end veterans homelessness by ensuring every community has a sustainable, systematic response to prevent it,” Helmer said in his endorsement announcement Tuesday. “As our next governor, Terry will address housing inequities and make sure every Virginian has access to a place to call home. After this pandemic, we need a bold leader who acts big and that is Terry McAuliffe.”

McAuliffe is vying for the Democratic nomination against Del. Lee Carter, Jennifer Carroll Foy, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.

Democratic voters decide in a primary election on June 8 who will be their statewide candidates in the November general election. Republican nominees will be chosen this weekend in a closed-party unassembled convention.

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