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Another Update In Virginia's 11th Congressional District

Amy Gardner

Here's the post from Republican Paul Miller's personal Facebook page about not running. It sounds like the state GOP is behind Keith Fimian because, as the founder of a successful home inspection business, he can inject his own money into the race (just as he did last year against Democrat Gerry Connolly).

I wanted to let you all know I've decided to end my campaign for the 11th congressional district seat in Virginia. This is one of the hardest decisions I've had to make because I am not a quitter and doing so feels like quitting.

It has become apparent this week that the Virginia Republican party wants a self-funding candidate. I would have thought as a party we could have seen that in recent elections self-funding doesn't mean a candidate can buy the election. We saw this most recently in the Democratic Gubernatorial primary race where self-funding was trumped by message and ideas. We went down this road in 2008 and we lost badly. I hope in 2010 the results are different.

I cannot thank you enough for your early support. I plan to stay involved and work to ensure we elect a good crop of delegate candidates this November. If you want to get involved in helping join the OurVirginiaNow Facebook group.

By Amy Gardner  |  July 23, 2009; 4:24 PM ET
Categories:  Amy Gardner , Gerald E. Connolly  
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Keith Fimian is a terrific candidate and will fight furiously to take back the 11th CD for Virginians. It would be gracious for Paul Miller to support him soon so the Republicans are firmly united before the 2010 election.

Posted by: dennis10 | July 23, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

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