Moran Strong in Fairfax
Former delegate Brian Moran has won the latest gubernatorial straw poll -- that most uncertain of grassroots political gauges that we all spend too much time studying.
Just as interesting, perhaps, is the fact that Terry McAuliffe came in third.
This time, the straw poll was in Fairfax County, Virginia's largest community and a critical battleground for the primary next Tuesday. (At last, we can start saying next Tuesday!) The setting was the Fairfax County Democratic Committee's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner at the McLean Hilton.
Moran won 166 votes compared to 123 for Creigh Deeds and 117 for Terry McAuliffe.
The results give Moran, from Alexandria, more bragging rights for a strong position in his homebase of Northern Virginia. They also keep alive talk that Deeds has been surging in recent days, following his endorsement by this newspaper on May 22. Finally, the results fuel recent speculation that McAuliffe's lead is narrowing, and that he may have peaked too soon in this most eventful of primary seasons.
P.S.: For lieutenant governor, Jody Wagner won with 260 votes compared to 136 for Mike Signer.
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