Arlington, VA – In an unprecedented development in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, a senior Democratic State lawmaker today strongly endorsed Senator George Allen’s campaign for reelection to the U.S. Senate. State Senator Benjamin Lambert lauded Senator Allen in a letter, specifically highlighting his efforts for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
“We have worked together for the past 20 years: when we served in the House of Delegates together, during your tenure as Governor, as a Congressman and now as Virginia’s junior Senator. 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 in the letter to Senator Allen.
Senator Lambert, a Richmond Democrat, has served in the Virginia General Assembly for the past twenty-eight years as a member of the House of Delegates and a State Senator. One of his primary missions in the General Assembly has been the advancement of HBCUs, a goal that Senator Allen shares. In the U.S. Senate, Allen sponsored legislation that would provide $250 million for technology upgrades at HBCUs and other minority serving institutions. The legislation passed in the Senate and is still awaiting action in the House.
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