Monday, January 28, 2008

Bob Marshall in the News

Since Bob Marshall's announcement to run against Gov. Gilmore for the Virginia Senate seat being vacated by Senator John Warner, remarks have surfaced in a number of news sources. Here are a few quotes about Mr. Marshall a few of the news sources.

"Marshall's legislative creativity knows no rival in Richmond. A bill-drafting giant, he is smart, principled and owns a sizable sense of humor." - Charlottesvile Daily Progress, 2004

"The General Assemlby's most outspoken and persistent abortion foe..." - Associated Press, 1-7-08, (Richomond)

"...widely respected as a 'conviction politician and for his sense of humor. ...He's conservative on social issues.'" - Larry Sabato, University of Virginia

"...is a man of considerable intellectual ability and deeply held political principles. He is far more the idealistic citizen-legislator than the cynical professional politician." - Paul Goldman, past advisor, Democratic Govs. Wilder & Warner

"...long been an opponent of higher taxes...filed law suites challenging different tax legislation as unconstitutional. ...known...for his nearly encylopedic knowledge of the House procedural rules..." - Fredericksburg Free Lance Star, 1-8-08
"...is considered a renegade inside the Republican Party...intelligent and thought-provoking." - Mark Plotkin, WTOP Radio, Washington, DC, 1-6-08

"The constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions, which voters approved in 2006, is named for him and the Senate sponsor." - The Washington Post, 1-8-08

"Bob Marshall files more bill than any other legislator" - Meredith Kight, Gainesville Times 1-25-08

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