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Amundson Seeks Caucus Post

Anita Kumar

Del. Kristen J. Amundson (D-Fairfax) is running to replace Del. Brian J. Moran as leader of the House of Delegates Democratic caucus, the second-highest ranking Democratic in the House. She is phoning delegates to talk to them about the job.

Amundson, who is currently the caucus political director and chairwoman of the campaign committee, is the only delegate actively running so far.

Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. (D-Chesapeake), who recently resigned his position as caucus vice chairman, said he will not support Amundson but refused to elaborate.

"It's not bad blood,'' Spruill said. "It's what is best for the caucus."

Amundson and House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry) would not comment on Spruill's remarks.

Spruill said he resigned from his leadership post because he didn't have enough time to devote to the job since he is helping candidates, including Moran, and may face a challenger for his own seat next year.

Moran (D-Alexandria) resigned from the House Friday to run for governor full time.

The Democratic caucus will meet Jan. 13 to elect its chairman and vice chairman. The General Assembly session begins the next day.

By Anita Kumar  |  December 15, 2008; 3:47 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009  
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