Sunday, November 04, 2012

Fired up Staunton supporters cheer for George Allen victory

In his last stop in the Shenandoah Valley before Election Day on Tuesday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen met with enthusiastic supporters at Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant in Staunton.

The Friday stop saw local elected officials joining him including (from left) Del. Dickie Bell, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Waynesboro City Councilman Mike Harris, former Augusta County Republican Committee Chairman Kurt Michael, former Governor George Allen. Photographer Bob Brown and his grandson are in the background.

It was a packed room for lunch that included a slice of Mrs. Rowe's famous pie.

(From left) Kurt Michael, who moderated the event, Bob Goodlatte, George Allen.

Waynesboro City Councilman Mike Harris, a big part of the Allen campaign as Virginia State Director of the Veterans Coalition, made an impact with his heartfelt introduction of George Allen. Harris is Past Commander of the National American Legion.

Thanks to the media who came out to cover the event: Bob Stuart with the Waynesboro News-Virginian, Calvin Trice with the Staunton News Leader, Ken Slack with video at NBC-29, photographer Bob Brown with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and the Washington Post.

 George Allen embraced Staunton resident Earl Harris in celebration of his 89th birthday and in gratitude for his service in World War II. He was involved in the liberation of Tunisia where Gov. Allen's mother lived.

Delegate Rob Bell (left) talked about the two Amendments on Tuesday's ballot. He is running for Attorney General in 2013. Bob Kirchman (right), a SWAC conservative photo-blogger, gave an inspiring invocation. Larry Roller (not pictured) led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 Former Delegate Chris Saxman and wife Michele.

George Allen, Barb Tillett, Mike Meadows, Chris Saxman

Interview time. Bob Stuart takes notes while talking with Bob Goodlatte ... his article, Allen makes last Valley stop, is in the News-Virginian.

Wayneboro City Councilman Mike Harris

Del. Dickie Bell

Kurt Michael and George Allen

 Photographer Bob Brown with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

On the road again. Next stop was Charlottesville where Gov. Allen fired up Republicans.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
George Allen in Staunton
November 2, 2012

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