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Virginia Democrats react to losses

Anita Kumar

As we await the results from the close race between Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) and his Republican challenger Keith Fimian, we have have started to receive reactions to the
results so far. Here are some of them:

Rep. Tom Perriello (D) congratulated state Sen. Robert Hurt, who defeated him in his bid for re-election. "Real change is not something that is measured in a year or two; I believe that our actions will ripple out for years to come,'' he said in a statement. "The best kind of politics is one that puts a sense of problem-solving ahead of political points, and I'm proud to have tackled the tough problems of our community and nation. We faced the brink of a depression and turned that around into nine straight months of private-sector job growth."

Already, there are activists encouraging Perriello to run for chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia next month when C. Richard Cranwell steps down or to consider running for governor in 2013.

U.S. Mark Warner (D), who was not up for re-election, issued a statement tonight praising Perriello and fellow Democratic congressmen Glenn Nye and RIck Boucher, who were also defeated by Republican challengers. "The political landscape changed tonight, but the challenges facing our country are still the same,'' Warner said. "Economic growth is too slow,deficits are too high, and partisanship is out of control. We simply must find a way to work together."

By Anita Kumar  | November 2, 2010; 10:18 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Virginia Congressional Races, Anita Kumar, Election 2010, Gerald E. Connolly, Keith Fimian, Mark Warner, Tom Perriello  
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Comments

>> partisanship is out of control. We simply must find a way to work together."

As long as TV exists, there will always be Faux News to find a way to hate. Its just not going to happen. Enjoy life while you can.

Posted by: slydell | November 2, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

One piece of good news resulting of the Republicans taking control of the House is that Boehner will need to find a way to satisfy and control 6-10 Tea Party factions who feel that they have some sort of mandate. This is not going to be a simple case of Republicans v. Democrats.

Posted by: AlligatorArms | November 2, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey Perriello, how'd that Fidel Obama vist work out for ya? Look on the bright side, now you're free to find your dream "green job." Let us know how that works out for you..

Posted by: wewintheylose | November 3, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

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