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Moran Picks Up Hampton Roads Support

Anita Kumar

Former Del. Brian J. Moran (D-Alexandria) picked up the endorsements of the mayors of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2009.

The mayors cited Moran's understanding of the diverse Hampton Roads area, his commitment to improving the region's struggling economy and his plans to invest in transportation and education.

"I know Brian Moran understands the needs of Hampton Roads," Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim said. "His dedication to finding real transportation solutions has been impressive. But more than that, he's been a fighter for our Commonwealth for two decades."

Moran told the mayors this afternoon at an endorsement announcement that he will work to fight for the military and its families in Hampton Roads.

"Our area needs strong leadership that believes in regional cooperation, understands the importance of our military community, and is committed to growing our economy,'' Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf said. "Brian understands the problems facing Hampton Roads -- we need him in the Governor's office."

By Anita Kumar  |  December 17, 2008; 2:05 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran  
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I think all three (potential) candidates on the Dem side are looking like they can bring solutions to the Hampton Roads area. I am not convinced Moran has a thorough understanding of those issues; and even if he did, I think he might not have the widespread knowledge of how to deal with innovative transportation solutions. I mean, for people who live in the NoVa area - has Brian fixed traffic problems here? Last I checked, it is as bad as ever...

Posted by: UVANick | December 18, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

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