Shapiro Endorses Democrat in Virginia Governor's Race
Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, has announced his endorsement of Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia. CEA's offices are based in Virginia.
The endorsement is Shapiro's alone and not the official opinion of CEA as an organization. Shapiro, who has long stated that he is neither a Democrat nor Republican, supported Mitt Romney for president in 2012.
"He will support an agenda which makes gays and women feel welcome in Virginia," Shapiro said in a statement. "He will bring a business leader's perspective of problem-solving to the state leadership and he will reach across the aisle.