Congressman Ben Cline Endorses Tim Hugo For Lieutenant Governor

January 22, 2021
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Centreville, VA – Congressman Ben Cline (VA-6) endorsed Tim Hugo’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor today. Hugo has also received the endorsement of over twenty other conservative leaders throughout the Commonwealth and significantly outraised his opponents for the GOP nomination for Lieutenant Governor according to recent finance reports.

“Liberal Democrats now have full control of our government in Washington D.C. and they are promising higher taxes, more regulation, and more of the job killing policies we have seen from them over the last two years,” said Cline. “While Virginia voters will not be able to reject these out of touch policies at the federal level until the elections of 2022, they will have an opportunity to reject them in our Commonwealth this November when they head to the polls.

“I am supporting Tim Hugo for Lieutenant Governor because I know he can beat the liberal Democrats this November and help put our Commonwealth back on the right track. Tim has a strong record when it comes to cutting taxes, reducing regulations, and growing jobs and that is what our Commonwealth needs now more than ever.”

“Congressman Cline is an outstanding leader for Virginia’s 6th District in Washington, D.C., and I am honored to have his endorsement,” said Hugo. “The policies we are seeing the Democrats push in Washington are troubling and what we are seeing in Richmond is no different.

“Virginia’s families and small businesses are struggling right now, yet the Democrats continue to push failed liberal policies that are making it harder for both to make ends meet. It’s time we get back to growing jobs and empowering our small businesses and the Virginians they employ. During my tenure in the House of the Delegates, we made Virginia the number one state in America for business and we can do it again by pursuing a common sense platform of lower taxes and less regulation.”

Tim Hugo’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor has also been endorsed by other conservative leaders including:

Senator Bill DeSteph (Virginia Beach)
Senator Ryan McDougle (Hanover)
Senator Richard Stuart (Fredericksburg)
Delegate Rob Bell (Albemarle)
House of Delegates Caucus Chair Kathy Byron (Bedford)
Delegate Bobby Orrock (Caroline)
Delegate Matt Fariss (Campbell)
Delegate Buddy Fowler (Hanover)
Delegate Margaret Ransone (Westmoreland)
Delegate Nick Rush (Montgomery)
Delegate Lee Ware (Powhatan)
Delegate Mark Cole (Spotsylvania)
Former Senator Dick Black
Former Speaker of the House William Howell
Former Delegate Scott Lingamfelter
Former Delegate Brenda Pogge
Former Delegate Jackson Miller
Former 10th Congressional District Candidate/Current HD 51 Candidate Jeff Dove
Former 10th District GOP Chair Jo Thoburn
Chesapeake City Clerk of the Court Alan Krasnoff
Fairfax City Councilman Sang Yi
Prince William County Supervisor Pete Candland
Former Prince William County Supervisor Ruth Anderson
Former Manassas Mayor Mayor Hal Parrish
Former Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy

Tim is an Army veteran and former Virginia Delegate where he rose to be the third ranking member of the House of Delegates. As a Delegate of 17 years, Tim amassed a reliably conservative voting record. Tim is running for Lieutenant Governor to position Virginia for a 21st Century economy, bring about a strong economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, defend Virginians’ Constitutional rights, hold the line on additional tax increases, and stand up for the men and women in law enforcement.