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Moran Picks Up Support in Prince William

Tim Craig

Many of Prince William County's Democratic leaders today endorsed Brian Moran's bid for governor.

Although Republicans still dominate local government in Prince William County, Moran picked up support from county supervisors John Jenkins and Frank Principi, Del. Paul Nichols, former delegate David Brickley, Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta and former county attorney Sharon Pandak. Pete Frisbie, the chairman of the county Democratic committee, and party activist and former supervisor Hilda Barg also endorsed Moran.

In a series of speeches inside a fire station in Dale City, the party leaders said Moran was the best candidate for governor because he is "grounded" in Virginia and has a record of public service. They also stressed they believe Moran is the Democrat who can win Prince William County, a key general election battleground, in the fall.

"Twenty years ago, he was out there fighting as a Democrat when it was really hard to fight as a Democrat," Pandak said.

When he took the microphone, Moran talked about his plans to create more jobs and invest in health care.

"I believe this race is a test for our party and what the Democratic Party of Virginia stands for," Moran said.

By Tim Craig  |  February 19, 2009; 2:02 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Brian J. Moran , Tim Craig  
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really? 20 years ago he was fighting for the Democratic Party? Was Moran even in Northern VA 20 years ago? And if so, I don't think he was a delegate yet - nor a vocal activist for the Democratic Party.

Posted by: UVANick | February 19, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Brian has been a vocal activist for the Democratic Party in Northern Virginia for 20 years.

Posted by: ToddMSmyth | February 19, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

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