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Fimian outguns Connolly at one Fairfax precinct

Christopher Dean Hopkins

A steady stream of voters made their way into Newington Forest Elementary School in Fairfax County on Tuesday afternoon. Election officials said 1,179 of 4,973 registered voters, or 23 percent, had cast their ballots by 2:30 p.m.

Outside the school, two blue "Connolly for Congress" signs were dwarfed by more than five times as many red, white and blue "Fimian for U.S. Congress" signs. Two Republican volunteers were handing out blue GOP sample ballots while one Democratic volunteer was handing out his party's sample green ballots.

"It's time for a change," said Hector Aguirre, 56, an air conditioning and heating repairman who cast his ballot for Fimian. Aguirre voted for Connolly over Fimian in 2008 and usually votes for Democrats, including President Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds last year, but said that there should be a law requiring Congress to change parties regularly.

Kim Palko, 43, a social worker in Prince William County who lives in Fairfax, cast a ballot for Connolly because he most supports her views on the economy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I understand people are angry," she said, "but I have always supported Democrats."

Nancy Lafreniere, 53, who works for Giant, said she wasn't happy with either candidate but voted for Connolly for the second time. "It could be better," she said. "Nobody likes anyone this year."

She said she voted for Democrats to lead Virginia last year and feels the Republicans who won, including Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, should be spending more on schools and less on roads. "That's my biggest concern."

By Anita Kumar  | November 2, 2010; 4:17 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, Fairfax County, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian  
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Meh, social conservative. That's reason enough not to vote for him.

Posted by: RandomAnon | November 2, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

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