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Doug Denneny Kicks Off Campaign for Congress

Tim Craig

Doug Denneny, a retired Naval commander, has kicked off his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 11th District.

In a series of events this week, Denneny stressed his background and stance on the issues makes him best candidate to replace Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va), who has yet to announce whether he plans to seek reelection.

Denneny is calling for an immediate end to the war in Iraq, universal access to health care and additional federal help for Northern Virginia's traffic problems.

"Our mismanaged federal government has brought ridicule, score and economic problems to our nation," Denneny said in a statement. "We need to ensure
access to affordable health care for all Americans. We are in serious need of Medicare and Social Security reform. Our dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels threatens our national security and our environment."

Denneny is Iraq war veteran who currently works for Boeing. Former Rep. Leslie Byrne is also a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 11th District.

If Davis retires, several other candidates may also enter the race, including Gerald Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

By Tim Craig  |  November 15, 2007; 3:17 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2008/Congress , Gerald E. Connolly , Thomas M. Davis III , Tim Craig , Transportation  
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Until Gerry Connolly enters the race, anybody is better than Leslie on the Democrat's side.

Posted by: ViennaVoter | November 15, 2007 6:23 PM | Report abuse

I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Doug Denneny at his kickoff event. My impression is that he is intelligent and genuine. He seems to be in this for the right reasons. He wants to bring change to this country and he speaks about it with conviction, not from a script. If you have the opportunity, ask him a question, see for yourself.

Posted by: riverdog | November 16, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

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