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Gore coming to Reston to raise cash for Moran

Ben Pershing

Looks like it's Presidential Also-Ran Week in Virginia's 8th congressional district.

Tonight, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will be in Alexandria to headline a fundraiser for Patrick Murray (R), the former U.S. Army colonel challenging Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D). Now it turns out Murray isn't the only one bringing a losing presidential candidate to the district.

On Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore will be in Reston as the main attraction at a Moran fundraiser, to be held at the home of Don Owens and Chris Griffin. (The hosts, a husband-and-wife team, run an insurance and financial services firm in Herndon.) The cost of entry ranges from $100 for "guests" to $1,000 apiece for "hosts."

Moran is the prohibitive favorite in the heavily Democratic 8th district, and had a massive financial advantage over Murray as of June 30.

No word yet on whether Michael Dukakis or Bob Dole might decide to wade into the race too.

By Ben Pershing  | September 20, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Ben Pershing, Election 2010, James P. Moran Jr.  
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Bringing him to the district? Doesn't Gore have a house in Arlington?

Posted by: TheGreenMiles | September 20, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

He does own a house -- I have seen him on a bike ride in South Arlington. It is my understanding that he no longer lives there, unless recent personal developments have caused him to move from Tennessee.

Posted by: WestEndVoter | September 20, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

The Post could have called him Former Vice President Gore or Nobel Laureate and Former Vice President Gore -- but you chose to give him a sad little title. Shame on you.

Posted by: rebeccajm | September 20, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

rebeccajm-looks like he was identified as former VP Gore in the story.

Alternatively, he could be identified as the pol who lost a 15 point lead, multiple debates and the presidential election.

Posted by: Towson_Tiger | September 20, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Jim Moran is another ineffectual incumbent. It is past time for him to be replaced.

Posted by: JohnRice | September 21, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Ahhh, so we'll have 2 morons in Reston on Sunday. And gee, only $100 - $1000.

Wonder if the entry fee includes a massage?

Posted by: BEEPEE | September 21, 2010 2:02 AM | Report abuse

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