Former presidential candidate Howard Dean joined hundreds of supporters in Arlington tonight to endorse Don Beyer, the Virginia Chair of his presidential bid, in Beyer’s campaign for Congress. “Don’s record on numerous causes, including economic inequality, equal rights and environmental protection is exceptional,” Dean said. “His track record, diplomacy and work ethic are exactly what the U.S. Congress needs.”
Don Beyer announced today that he has been endorsed by Bill Richardson, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former U.S. Secretary of Energy. Beyer and Richardson worked closely together in 2008-2009 on President Obama’s transition team, readying the Department of Commerce for Obama’s economic agenda.
“I oppose the Ryan budget plan to end traditional Medicare and turn it into a voucher system,” Beyer said. “This privatization would not have the guarantees of today's Medicare and it would hurt people 55 and older, including those currently enrolled in today's Medicare. Private health insurers could structure their plan to attract the youngest and healthiest seniors. And many seniors would pay more for prescription drugs.”
This Sunday, April 13th from 1 to 3 pm, Don and Megan will be welcoming supporters to our office, along with our campaign team and volunteers. The whole team would love to meet you, your family, friends, and neighbors. We hope you can join us!