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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:52 PM
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Dem Rep. Connolly Wins VA House Race, GOPer Fimian Concedes

Dem Rep. Connolly Wins VA House Race, GOPer Fimian Concedes

Eric Kleefeld

Freshman Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) has narrowly won re-election, and his Republican opponent Keith Fimian has conceded the race.

The most recent figures show Connolly winning by 981 votes, or a margin of 0.43% out of about 225,000 total ballots. Connolly was first elected in 2008, defeating Fimian to pick up an open GOP-held seat, and has now survived a Republican wave year that took out three other Virginia Democrats: Fellow freshmen Tom Perriello and Glenn Nye, plus longtime Rep. Rick Boucher.

"A recount only seeks to arrive at an accurate tally of all votes cast. In our race, we have not seen any obvious errors in the results," Fimian said in a press release. "And while we believe that there are a small number of ballots containing votes that have not yet been counted, we are confident based on the canvass that it is not enough to change the outcome of this contest."

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:57 PM
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1. K & R because any victory must be celebrated...
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fugop Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:08 PM
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2. Thank goodness!
I'm in Maryland, but I saw some of Fimian's commercials. Scary!
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 02:33 PM
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3. That is my congressman! (Just the thought of being represented by wingnut hack Keith Fimian ...
was enough to make me want to hurl.)
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 03:13 PM
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4. so how many seats do we really have now?
:shrug:
rocktivity
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 03:16 PM
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5. This is good to hear, because I really hated that Fimian commercial
with everybody walking around the office naked. :wtf:

Congratulations Mr. Connolly! :woohoo:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 03:18 PM
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6. Very good news.
One more fundamentalist down.
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