Virginia Democrats react to losses
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."
| 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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