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More from Arlington Polls ...

At George Mason University's Arlington campus this morning, John and Kate Forbush ignored a light drizzle so they could cast their votes for Brian Moran. The young professionals live in Ballston and are both very interested in politics. They said they sent e-mail to friends reminding them to vote.

But their experience echoed a theme of the day for Democrats: November's electricity has fizzled.

"You can tell a huge difference," John Forbush said. "You can tell the energy from the presidential election was just sucked out of all our friends. ... Maybe because it's a primary, maybe because the candidates aren't well-known, people aren't really talking about the Democratic primary."

Kate, 28, who does health research, decided in the polling room. John, also 28, a consultant, started out as a Moran supporter after they met his brother, Rep. Jim Moran, while canvassing for Obama last year.

But he was torn between the three candidates, citing concerns about Terry McAuliffe in the general election and about whether Creigh Deeds is too conservative. He wound up back in the Moran camp, saying he decided based on his heart, mind and long-term strategy.

--Mark Berman

By Washington Post editors  |  June 9, 2009; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009  
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