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    Gun-Hating Jim Moran retires ... can he possibly be replaced by a Pro-Gun Rep.?

    This is great news ....

    Virginia’s Moran Announces Retirement From Congress
    Senior appropriator and progressive stalwart James P. Moran will step down at the end of this year, making him the third House Democrat in just three days to announce his retirement.

    “After 35 years as a public servant, as Mayor of Alexandria, and for the past 23 as a member of the House of Representatives, it’s time to close this chapter of my life and move on to the next challenge,” Moran said.
    However, his gerrymandered district is full of Leftists:
    Moran represents a strong Democratic district that encompasses the inner suburbs of Washington, D.C., including Alexandria and Arlington. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will likely not have trouble holding the seat in 2014.
    Is it humanly possible to elect in his place a strong pro-gun Representative?

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    I think not probable, but at least the incoming representative will be a freshman Senator and likely won't have the same influence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    This is great news ....

    Virginia’s Moran Announces Retirement From Congress


    However, his gerrymandered district is full of Leftists:


    Is it humanly possible to elect in his place a strong pro-gun Representative?
    If there is a God in Heaven (and there IS), with his blessing and much hard work we might have a chance. Sign me up as the first volunteer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I think not probable, but at least the incoming representative will be a freshman Senator and likely won't have the same influence.
    From the WaPo:
    Potential Democratic candidates for the seat, according to several party sources, include former Alexandria Mayor Kerry Donley, state Sen. Adam P. Ebbin (Alexandria), Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette and Fairfax Board of Supervisors member Jeff C. McKay. The list also includes at least six delegates: Charniele Herring and Rob Krupicka of Alexandria, Patrick A. Hope and Alfonso H. Lopez of Arlington, and Mark D. Sickles and Scott Surovell of Fairfax.
    God help us -- look at all the gun-haters who covet his seat.

    On the Republican side, former congressional aide Micah Edmond said he was exploring a bid before Moran announced his decision.
    Well, maybe he's okay, but will others announce, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    From the WaPo:

    God help us -- look at all the gun-haters who covet his seat.

    Well, maybe he's okay, but will others announce, too?
    Looks like a feeding frenzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Looks like a feeding frenzy.
    I wonder if it would be helpful for Ebbin to win? That way, another State Senate seat is vacated ... leaving perhaps another opportunity for the RPV to get its act together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    I wonder if it would be helpful for Ebbin to win? That way, another State Senate seat is vacated ... leaving perhaps another opportunity for the RPV to get its act together.
    Interesting thought -- we don't get the House seat, but we have the chance to gain control in the state Senate. Repeater, I suspect you are a good chess player...
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    "The best way to win is not to Play"

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    Interesting thought -- we don't get the House seat, but we have the chance to gain control in the state Senate. Repeater, I suspect you are a good chess player...
    I suspect WOPR is a good chess player; what about RPV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    I wonder if it would be helpful for Ebbin to win? That way, another State Senate seat is vacated ... leaving perhaps another opportunity for the RPV to get its act together.
    You won't get a Republican in Ebbin's district either. ESPECIALLY not one like the Virginia Republicans have run in the state lately.

    You *might* get a Democrat who's not rabidly anti-gun, but most freshmen Democrats do what their party says, and the Virginia Dem party is vehemently anti at this time.
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    Unfortunatley, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    You won't get a Republican in Ebbin's district either. ESPECIALLY not one like the Virginia Republicans have run in the state lately.

    You *might* get a Democrat who's not rabidly anti-gun, but most freshmen Democrats do what their party says, and the Virginia Dem party is vehemently anti at this time.

    When have they EVER been otherwise?

    The only time Tim Kaine was not anti-gun was when he hired plain clothed armed security for his political staff during his campaign for Senate.

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