Former Governor and U.S. Senate candidate George Allen made a pit stop in Leesburg on Saturday, March 31. He attended the Loudoun County Republican Mass Meeting at Loudoun County High School, one of four stops he had planned for the day.
“Loudoun County is very important and the men and women who are coming to this mass meeting are the leaders who are obviously important in all of the different communities throughout Loudoun County,” Allen said.
Following his arrival, Allen took the time to converse with local GOP representatives and supporters of his campaign. It’s all about the voters, he said, who he enjoys speaking with regarding some of the biggest issues that Americans face today. Among them is energy, he said.
“We’re number one in the world when it comes to energy resources. It doesn’t have to be this way,” Allen said. Earlier last week the Obama administration announced that it would move towards seismic surveys for oil and gas off Virginia’s coast. Allen said he doesn’t agree.
“It’s disappointing that Washington seems to be more focused on political gimmicks that keep our resources off-limits, than coming together to take meaningful action to ease the burden on families, small business owners and farmers paying astronomical gasoline and diesel prices,” Allen said.
If hired to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Allen said he would introduce legislation to allow Virginia to produce oil and natural gas.
“One of the things I’ve learned in the Senate, you can talk about 100 different things but you have to be focused on one or two key areas,” Allen said. “Energy is one I’m going to be like a dog on a bone on.”
Following Saturday’s Mass Meeting, Allen traveled to Winchester and Page County to meet with families and small business leaders about rising gasoline prices and the economy. He was also the keynote speaker at the Harrisonburg Rockingham Republican Women’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at the JMU Festival Center.
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