In the 1999 elections, Dulles NOW supported a Republican majority in Virginia
because Republican office holders demonstrated a greater capacity for good
governance. This year, we endorse the senatorial candidacy of Governor Allen
for the same reasons.
His opponent, Charles Robb, likes to present himself as a U.S. Senator first, a
Virginian second and a Democrat third but the record shows that he is a Democrat
first, a follower who voted with the White House ninety percent of the time in
1998 and eighty seven percent in 1999. This partisanship was evident when
Mr. Robb heartily applauded the just impeached Bill Clinton for perjury and
obstruction of justice. It displayed an insensitivity toward women further reflected
in the indifference he manifested toward Juanita Broaddrick's claims of sexual
assault and in the misleading statements he is making on the issue of choice.
Mr. Robb has conceded that he was out of step with Virginia voters and he may
very well be. His voting record on unrestricted partial-birth abortion certainly is.
His accepting campaign donations from the very pharmaceutical and health
insurance industries Democrats like to blame for escalating drug costs
has been hypocritical and an indication that he will say anything to the voters in order to retain advantage.
Senator Robb has also said that he would "rather be right" in his own
mind than "popular". The people of Virginia want and deserve more.
Governor Allen was a highly successful, well-liked and accomplished governor.
He abolished parole, introduced the Standards of Learning, revamped the juvenile
justice system, worked to reduce the cost of public colleges, reduced the tax burden, supports hate crime legislation and the elimination of racial profiling, all
matters of concerns to many women.
We selected George Allen because we believe he possesses superior
leadership qualities. The fact that his character appears to be also noticeably
superior enhances our choice.