Virginia Democrat Northam Announces Endorsement of His Own Staffer

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Virginia Democrat candidate for Governor and current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam just unveiled a list of endorsements, and one name in particular stood out. Northam announced the endorsement of Alexsis Rodgers, who he includes in the release as a “Virginia emerging leader.”

The problem, of course, is that Rodgers is also listed on Northam’s Lieutenant Governor website, as a member of his staff:

So, if I’m reading Northam’s own release and website correctly, he’s touting the endorsement of his own paid policy director.

Northam is locked in an unexpected battle with former moderate turned progressive firebrand Tom Perriello for the democratic nomination. He’s apparently getting desperate. I wonder if he’ll announce the endorsements of his wife and kids next.