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What people are saying about the Fair Shot Tour

On the Fair Shot Tour, Senator Warner spoke with Virginians at 24 events across the Commonwealth about his work in the Senate to grow the economy by advancing policies that promote small businesses, address the student debt crisis and bring jobs back to Virginia, rather than sending them overseas. Senator Warner highlighted his efforts to boost entrepreneurship, tourism and sound economic policies throughout Virginia.

See what they are saying about Senator Warner’s tour and his commitment to finding bipartisan solutions that provide all Virginians with a fair shot at success:

Warner makes stop in Bristol to speak with area breweries [Bristol Herald Courier, 08/04/2014]
“I think it’s critically important that Southwest Virginia have a brand that is nationwide that demonstrates what fantastic outdoor experiences and food and culture like the Crooked Road,” Christensen said…. Warner praised the efforts of both Bristols and business owners to improve downtown. “To see the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum start up. That was started 10 years ago — an idea come to fruition — and to see the kind of activity that is downtown now. That wasn’t here six, seven, eight years ago.”

Warner talks economy, bipartisan efforts at roundtable [Danville Register and Bee, 08/05/2014]
“Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., heard about the successes and challenges of local business fromDanville community membersTuesday — and explained how he planned to cut through congressional gridlock with bipartisan proposals and legislation.“The thing sounds simplistic, but we have to make it OK for people to work together again,” Warner said.”

Senator Warner speaks in Bristol [WCYB, 08/04/2014]
“Senator Warner was at a Bristol brewery to talk about entrepreneurship and in southwest Virginia. Warner heard from several of the regions microbreweries about the struggles and concerns. Warner told the room he wants them to be successful and he is committed to improving the environment in the state for brewers.”

Warner Visits Big Walker Lookout [Wytheville Enterprise, 08/05/2014]
Warner discussed the importance of investing in tourism in Southwest Virginia. He also talked about finding ways to promote jobs in the area.

“Young people in Wytheville and Wythe County should not have to leave the area to find a good job,” Warner remarked Monday. “I want to make sure they have a shot.”

Warner Upbdeat During Visit to Tazewell [Richlands News-Press, 08/04/2014]
“Mark Warner was having fun during his campaign stop in Tazewell Aug. 3… Warner has visited Tazewell County and southwest Virginia often during his career. He sounded familiar themes during his visit saying the gridlock in Washington had to be broken and politicians had to get back to serving the people.”

WLNI [08/04/2014]
“Warner, a former governor seeking a second term in the Senate, organized a roundtable discussion with local businesswomen and made a stop at the Campbell County Heritage Festival. Warner highlighted his proposals to promote equity crowdfunding as a tool for small businesses, offer people more options for repaying student debt and streamline workforce training programs.”

Senator Warner stops at Tazewell Co. Fair [WVVA, 08/03/2014]
“One of the things [Senator Warner] wants people to know about is his work in the Senate to create jobs and help boost Virginia’s economy. “I’ve supported investments in education so we can have a trained workforce. I’ve supported changing our tax codes so we that we can actually incentivize companies to bring jobs back to America rather than sending them abroad.” The Senator also repeatedly says he reaches across the aisle to get things done.”

Sen. Mark Warner Stops in Bristol, Talks About Small Business Growth [WJHL, 08/04/2014]
Of all the places Warner could’ve chosen to meet for a stop in Southwest Virginia, he chose a brewery, a type of small business he said could be a key in strengthening the local economy.
“This is a new industry that not only creates direct jobs but it also helps with the restaurants, you combine that with some of the music venues and other things and you start to create a tourism economy,” Warner said.

WFXR Roanoke, VA [08/05/14]
“On other key topics, the senator emphasized the importance of tax incentives to encourage foreign companies, like the Australian-based company James Hardie Inc, to create jobs in the United State instead of overseas. Warner also talked about the need for better technical programs to train workers in southwest Virginia, as well as the importance of creating a diverse workforce that includes new manufacturing and technology jobs.”

Lynchburg News & Advance [08/02/14]
“During the roundtable, attended by about 30 women, including City Councilwomen Joan Foster and Treney Tweedy, Warner spoke of the importance of promoting female entrepreneurship and said a stronger mentoring network is needed to support women in business.”

Sen. Makes Valley Stops [Daily News Record, 08/02/2014]
“U.S. Sen. Mark Warner addressed many issues facing Virginia in two Valley stops Friday as part of a tour through the state….Warner also addressed the legislation he introduced on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, called the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. He called the issue heartbreaking and referenced the testimonies of survivors during a Thursday press conference”

Warner talks up debt relief, bipartisanship in campaign stop [The Northern Virginia Daily, 08/01/2014]
“U.S. Sen. Mark Warner brought a message of conciliation and bipartisanship to the Republican stronghold of Shenandoah County during a campaign stop Friday at the Fort Valley Nursery and Garden Center.”


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