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The Real McCoy

Letter from Sharon Wright

What do Virginia senators John Warner and Jim Webb have in common?

What do our past Governors George Allen, Mark Warner and our current governor, Tim Kaine, have in common?

What do seven of 11 of our congressmen that represent Virginia at the federal level have in common?

All these people listed above have represented Virginia at the highest levels of our government, and yet are not native-born Virginians.

It is not that all of them have not represented Virginia well; some have, and some have not! I only wonder what our first president of the United States, a Virginian, George Washington, would say about this? George Washington was an independent and did not believe in a party system.

Getting to Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, what do Bob Goodlatte and Salam Rasoul have in common? You’re right, They are not native-born Virginians either. Janice Lee Allen can claim ancestry to eight generations in the Shenandoah Valley. Virginians born in the state are very capable of running their own affairs. Why vote for an imitation when you can vote for The Real McCoy, The Real Virginian?

Janice Lee Allen, Ph.D, For the Sixth District of Virginia. See her website at


Sharon Wright resides in Harrisonburg.

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