Goodlatte Endorses Obenshain

From today’s press release:

Mark is both an accomplished legislator and an acclaimed attorney, so he understands very well just how important the position of Attorney General is to the Commonwealth of Virginia. One of the founders of the Virginia-based law firm, Lenhart Obenshain PC, Mark has represented Virginians for over twenty-five years on a broad range of issues. I have had the unique perspective of getting to know him at this professional level as a fellow Virginia attorney myself, and cannot think of a more principled and experienced conservative to tackle the issues that face our great state in the future.

Not an unexpected endorsement, but it is unexpectedly early for Goodlatte to get into the race directly.

Expect the endorsements to start coming in dribs and drabs heading into March as the session ends and kickoff for the 2013 RPV Convention gears up.

Of course, for as nasty and direct as the LG race has been, the AG race has almost seemed like a competition between two friends — no hard feelings either way.  Kinda refreshing, you have to admit.