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    Beyer beware - gun owners are going to make Democrat primary a free-for-all!

    Any voter in the 8th District (vic Arlington, Alexandria, Kingstown, and Falls Church) - who did not vote in the so-called Republican "firehouse" primary -can vote in the Democrat primary!

    SNIP from VCDL Alert sent 29 MAY 2014:

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    4. IMPORTANT: Anyone who didn’t vote in the 8th Congressional District
    Republican Firehouse Primary CAN vote in the 8th District Democrat Primary
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    Regardless of your party affiliation (Republican, Democrat, Independent, etc.),
    if you are an 8th Congressional District voter and you didn’t vote the 8th
    Congressional District REPUBLICAN Firehouse Primary, then you CAN indeed vote in
    the 8th Congressional District DEMOCRAT Primary instead. To vote in the
    Democrat Primary, you simply go to your normal polling place and vote!

    Turnout is expected to be very low in this primary that will determine the
    Democrat candidate in the general election later in the year!

    The Candidates for the Democrat Primary are:

    Patrick Hope, State Delegate
    Lavern Chatman, former Virginia Urban League chief
    Don Beyer, former Lt. Governor
    Adam Ebbin, State Senator
    William Euille, Mayor of Alexandria
    Derek Hyra, Virginia Tech Professor
    Mark Levine, Radio talk-show host

    Satish Korpe, Bruce Shuttleworth and Charnielle Herring each dropped out of the
    race recently, but their names will remain alive because their departures came
    after ballots were printed, computers were programmed and absentee balloting
    began.” (From insidenova.com: http://tinyurl.com/ojzwvf7 )

    Here is an analysis of the Primary and the candidates:

    From bluevirginia.us: http://tinyurl.com/kf7bhcx

    The Primary election is being held on June 10th. Let’s go, 8th District!

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    Didn't I read there was no Republican primary?

    I will say this -- from what I've seen, the only one of the candidates who does not make gun control a platform issue is Adam Ebbin. He's my state senator, and I've found him unwilling to even talk about guns. I'm reluctant to support him for Congress, but gun control is my absolute "no" issue, so I'll probably at least cast my vote against the gun grabbers.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    examiner.com - Va. gun owners plan cross-party raid into democrat primary on May 10th

    http://www.examiner.com/article/va-g...mary-on-10-may

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    Congressional Representative Jim Moran’s (D) retirement from his seat in Virginia’s gerrymandered 8th Congressional District (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Falls Church City, and Fairfax County (part)) has resulted in that district’s first serious Democrat primary race in decades. If some gun owners have their way, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independent voters will decide this election . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    Didn't I read there was no Republican primary?

    I will say this -- from what I've seen, the only one of the candidates who does not make gun control a platform issue is Adam Ebbin. He's my state senator, and I've found him unwilling to even talk about guns. I'm reluctant to support him for Congress, but gun control is my absolute "no" issue, so I'll probably at least cast my vote against the gun grabbers.
    Good, but the most effective vote against the gun grabbers is for Hope - defeating Beyer is the most effective pro-gun victory we can muster, in more ways than one!

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    Beyer responds to VCDL protest

    Beyer says he will not back down after VCDL protest

    http://friendsofdonbeyer.com/news/last-weekend/

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    Last night a “gun ownership rights” group gathered in front of my family’s auto dealership. They stood on the edge of Route 1 holding signs reading “Beyer Beware,” urging customers to boycott the business.

    I respect their right to protest, but I am simply not going to back down.

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