Chiefs for Chip

After waiting four months to snag the endorsement of fellow Republican Sheriff Ed Robb, candidate Chip Harding, left, at a press conference billed as a significant announcement regarding the future of law

enforcement in the area, also gets the nod from (from left, after Harding in white sportcoat) former Charlottesville Police chief John DeKoven Bowen, former Albemarle sheriffs George Bailey and Terry Hawkins, and Harding's current boss, Charlottesville Chief Tim Longo.

Harding faces off in November against Democrat Larry Claytor, who's with the Albemarle County Police Department. Claytor wrested the Dem nomination from Albemarle Deputy Roger Craig, who works for Robb, May 14.