Governors Abbott, Hogan, Burgum, Lee, and Haley Endorse Glenn Youngkin

June 16, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the endorsements of Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD), Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND), Governor Bill Lee (R-TN), and former Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC).

"I am honored to have the support of Governors Abbott, Hogan, Burgum, Lee, and Haley. They join Virginians across the Commonwealth in supporting our campaign," said Youngkin. “I am excited to get to work for all Virginians and rebuild Virginia's economy, create jobs, improve our schools, and restore public safety.”

This announcement follows endorsements from former Virginia governors Bob McDonnell, Jim Gilmore, and George Allen, as well as Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK). Last week, two polls showed that Youngkin is statistically tied with Democrat Terry McAuliffe.  

The governors released the following statements in support of Youngkin:

Gov. Greg Abbott (TX): "Glenn Youngkin will make an outstanding Governor of Virginia and I’m proud to support his candidacy. Glenn understands the challenges and opportunities facing Virginia require innovative and fresh solutions, not the tired rehash of politics as usual. Virginia deserves a leader who will keep his word and deliver the kind of results that Virginians need."​  

Gov. Larry Hogan (MD): "Glenn Youngkin will get Virginia's economy moving again, bring businesses back to the Commonwealth, and create jobs. I look forward to working with him to move Virginia and Maryland forward.  Glenn's campaign has already received an outpouring of support across Virginia - I urge you to join me in supporting Glenn Youngkin."  

Gov. Doug Burgum (ND): “Virginians are ready for a change. They're ready to elect Glenn Youngkin who knows how to get things done and deliver results - not empty promises. Glenn is the best positioned to put Virginia back on a path to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family. He will take on the left liberal agenda in Richmond and Terry McAuliffe. Virginians, join me in supporting Glenn Youngkin and don't forget to get out and vote for him on November 2nd.” ​

Gov. Bill Lee (TN): "Glenn is a new kind of leader who can deliver results and get the job done in Virginia. As governor, Glenn Youngkin will unleash growth, increase opportunity for all Virginians, focus on our schools, support our law enforcement, help families keep more of their paycheck and bring businesses back to Virginia. One party control has failed hardworking Virginians and their families, so join me in supporting someone who will break the status quo - Glenn Youngkin."    

Former Gov. Nikki Haley (SC): "Virginians are tired of closed schools, high taxes, and government that’s forgotten it works for them. Glenn Youngkin is a businessman who will create jobs, open schools, back law enforcement, and protect the right to work. I’m proud to endorse him because he will work to lift up all Virginians."​

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