I stopped by downtown Harrisonburg with friends to see Senator George Allen formally announce his campaign for re-election as a Republican Senator for the Commonwealth of Virginia. There were approximately 150-160 people in attendance and the Senator was introduced by Republican Congressmen Bob Goodlatte on the steps of the City Hall where Allen had his family and numerous elected officials standing behind him. Senator Allen spoke for approximately twenty minutes and hit on numerous topics that effect Virginia and the rest of the country.
During this time Senator Allen spoke about the strong economy both here in Virginia and across the United States and advised that the leading “Cash Crop” for Virginia is now computer related technology and this replaces Tobacco for the first time in history. He stated the importance of making President Bush’s recent tax cuts permanent to keep this outstanding economic growth going and allowing workers to keep more of what they earn.
He also stated three goals for his next term and this included securing freedom, making sure that "America remains a land of opportunity for all", and keeping traditional values as a focal point.
Another topic that is very musch in the news now is Immigration and the borders. The Senator talked about the importance of controlling the border and stated "A country that can not secure it's own borders can not control it's destiny"...