Cloninger has spent most of his life in Hopewell. He has a longterm background with Hopewell, unlike Newman. Cloninger decided on his own, not at the behest of the GOBs, to run for Commonwealth's Attorney because he loves this city and wants to benefit it. Cloninger has been planning to run for a long time. Newman does not care about the citizens of Hopewell. He rarely makes himself available to the public, and most of the citizens would not even know who he is. All he cares about is personal gain.Cloninger has not spent his entire life in Hopewell. He grew up in Prince George and only went to HHS after his house was annexed. Cloninger betrayed Hopewell when he turned his back on Hopewell years ago and left and started his practice in Prince George and lived in Prince George. He has not come back to benefit Hopewell. He has come back to benefit the GOB's. Don't let Cloninger's camp fool you. He is a puppet for the GoB's.
Cloninger is not a GOB. The GOBs may prefer him to Newman, but that does not mean that he is a puppet for the GOBs. Cloninger is his own person. He worked for Hercules plant for years and will relate to and represent the hard working citizens of Hopewell.
A vote for Cloninger is a vote for the Hopewell citizens. He will represent and deal with ALL persons fairly and equally.