Crusade for Voters endorses Sen. Kaine, other candidates
Free Press staff report | 11/1/2018, 6 a.m.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine has received the endorsement of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, the city’s oldest and largest African-American political group.
Crusade officials announced Oct. 16 that the organization backs the Democratic senator’s re-election to a new six-year term in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election over Republican rival Corey Stewart, chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors in Northern Virginia.
The Crusade also endorsed Democratic 4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin, whose district includes Richmond, and 7th Congressional District challenger Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Congressman Dave Brat.
Rep. McEachin, who is seeking a second term, is facing two challengers, Republican Ryan McAdams and Libertarian Peter Wells.
In the only other Richmond race, the Crusade announced its support for Cheryl L. Burke for the 7th District School Board seat.
A former principal of Chimborazo Elementary School, Ms. Burke was appointed to the seat last year following the resignation of Nadine Marsh-Carter after the death of her husband.
Ms. Burke is now seeking to win a special election to fill the remainder of Ms. Marsh-Carter’s four-year term through December 2020. She faces two challengers, attorney Bryce L. Robertson and former education organizer Gary S. Broderick.