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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/ 4/2010

Virginia Democrats elect Moran party chairman

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Virginia Democrats elected former gubernatorial candidate and Alexandria delegate Brian Moran as their new chairman Saturday as they look to turn their party around after two years of losses.

The party's governing board -- the Democratic State Central Committee -- selected Moran over former Arlington County Democratic Committee chairman Peter Rousselot.

Moran replaces Richard Cranwell, who resigned after leading the party for five years.

Moran, younger brother of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, was recommended for the job by U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb and former Virginia governor Tim Kaine, now chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Some activists had preferred Rousselot, accusing Virginia's top Democrats of trying to dictate who should chair the state party.

Moran, executive vice president for government relations at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, served as House of Delegates caucus chairman for seven years. He lost to state Sen. Creigh Deeds in the Democratic primary for governor.

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By Anita Kumar  | December 4, 2010; 12:41 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, Brian J. Moran  
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just great...
another moron at the table...
lying to us...

Posted by: DwightCollins | December 4, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse


He's a crook!

Posted by: Jaymand | December 4, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Moran is the best possible face for Va socialists.

We will finish the job in 2012.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | December 4, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

One of the nastiest men in No. VA.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 4, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

One of the nastiest men in No. VA.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 4, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Dont know much about this Guy, but i hope that he understands that the Party needs to be built from the Ground Up. Good luck Va Demos.

Posted by: aunkmaa | December 4, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Because Satan was unavailable?

Posted by: mdsinc | December 4, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Why are teabaggers terrified of Brian Moran?

Posted by: washpost18 | December 4, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Can he get me a no-interest loan from Capitol One, just like his older brother, Congressman James?

Posted by: spinebob1 | December 5, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Sure to carry on the fine Moran tradition of being both corrupt AND incompetent.

Outstanding choice VA Democrats!

Posted by: NoDonkey | December 5, 2010 4:27 AM | Report abuse

A real loose cannon. Why would the Virginia Dems do something like this?

Posted by: camper3 | December 5, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

He is to politics what Earl Scheib is to art! If this is the best we can do then it is all headed in the wrong direction. His name is tied to one of the most corrupt, disgraced, reprehensible memebers of congress in history. They are handing Republicans a bat to hit them with. think about it "MORAN"... Immediately corruption and fraud and cheating come to mind. I'm out.

Posted by: doyouktt | December 5, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

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