WATCH: Sen. John Warner (R) announces support for Leslie Cockburn
Richmond, VA -- With less than week left until Election Day, John W. Warner, former 5-term Republican Senator from Virginia, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and U.S. Secretary of the Navy, announced his support for Democrat Leslie Cockburn in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District.
Sen. Warner said that Cockburn "brings a unique combination" of experiences and an understanding of the important issues facing America and the world.
Recent polling in VA-05 has shown Cockburn with a 1 point lead.
"Hello I'm Senator John W. Warner, retired U.S. Senator from the state of Virginia, which I was privileged to serve for 30 years.
Our candidate today for this district, Leslie Cockburn, is someone that I studied rather closely. And she brings to this office a unique combination. She has been all over the world and she understands the problems of the world and how they relate to the future of this country.
So may I encourage you to give her the strongest of consideration as you go the polls. I am confident she will serve this district very very well. Thank you."