UPDATE 11/8: Byrne Wants Her Seat Back

Updated 11/8
From today's Metro section:

Democrat Leslie L. Byrne, who in 1992 became the first woman to represent Virginia in Congress, said yesterday that she has filed papers to run for the U.S. House seat in the 11th Congressional District that she lost more than a decade ago.
Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R), who recently announced he would not run for the U.S. Senate, has not said whether he will run for reelection in the 11th District, which includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties.
Byrne said, "When I decided to do this, I decided to do this based on what I could bring to the race and to the 11th District.'' Byrne, who said she hopes to work on consumer, budget and environmental issues, lost to Davis in 1994 in a national Republican landslide. She narrowly lost a race for lieutenant governor two years ago.
Davis's wife, state Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax), lost her reelection bid Tuesday by 10 percentage points.
-- Anita Kumar

Orginally posted 9/25
From today's Metro section:

Democrat Leslie L. Byrne of Fairfax County, who narrowly lost a statewide race for lieutenant governor in 2005, has established an exploratory committee for a possible run for the 11th Congressional District in Northern Virginia next year.
Byrne, 60, who held the seat for a term before she was defeated in 1994 by Thomas M. Davis III (R), said she was compelled to reenter politics to address such issues as the Iraq war, health care and what she described as increasingly lax federal oversight of consumer safety.
-- Amy Gardner

By Focus on Fairfax |  November 8, 2007; 10:07 AM ET  | Category:  Politics
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