Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent representing state's 8th Congressional District defeats Republican Patrick Murray, Independent Jason Howell and Independent Green Party's Janet Murphy in Tuesday's race.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran secured another term in office, soundly defeating Patrick Murray, Jason Howell and Janet Murphy in the 8th Congressional District. "Tonight was a vindication of the President's efforts to get our country back on track after the worst recession in our nation's history," Moran said in a statement released late Tuesday night. "Tim Kaine will be our next Senator, a good, decent man who will serve the commonwealth with great distinction. Our nation faces major challenges that demand solutions. We owe it to the American people to come together and work toward reaching the kind of compromise necessary to get the country again moving forward." This is the second consecutive time Moran has defeated Murray. Moran will…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network hosted event Wednesday night in Arlington.
The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network held a candidate forum for the 8th Congressional District on Wednesday to encourage its members to "occupy the vote." The forum featured incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, who left after giving opening remarks and answering the first two questions, with Arlington's Terron Sims II speaking on his behalf for the rest of the night; independent candidate Jason Howell; and Independent Green Janet Murphy. Republican Patrick Murray was invited but declined to attend and did not send a surrogate, organizers said. CNN commentator Jamal Simmons, who moderated the forum, asked the candidates whether affirmative action was appropriate in higher education admissions. Moran said the first …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum Thursday.
Sequestration and business development were among the issues discussed Thursday at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates" forum. Candidate Patrick Murray, a Republican running in the 8th District race, incumbent Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th District), and Republican Chris Perkins, running in the 11th congressional District, attended the forum at the Mount Vernon Country Club. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th District) did not attend the forum. The gathering gave Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber members the opportunity to hear from the candidates before the election on Nov. 6. Top issues discussed included sequestration, small businesses, healthcare and the national debt. Moran stressed the importance of investing in …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Mount Vernon and Fairfax County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates! Links below will take you to either Patch coverage of the candidates or the candidate’s website. To see all of our elections coverage from this year, click on the "Elections" tab in the blue menu bar above. Fairfax County’s local elections for Board of Supervisor, School Board and other local positions was in 2011, as were Virginia’s House of Delegates and State Senate elections. Across Fairfax County, only these issues and people will be on ballots (presented in order from the most local issues to national candidates). Clicking on the links below will bring you to Patch articles, the …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The forum included candidates (or their representatives) from the 8th, 10th and 11th congressional districts.
Health care, immigration and the economy were hot-button issues at the Asian American Northern Virginia Candidate forum that featured political candidates running in Virginia’s congressional and senatorial districts. The event Friday night was hosted by several Virginia Asian-American organizations and focused specifically on issues that affect the Asian-American community. Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th) sent a representative in his place, Austin Durr, to face off against challenger Col. Patrick Murray. Missing from the invitation list were Independent candidates running in each of the districts. Asian American Voters Could Turn Election Asian Americans make up a large majority of the population of Northern Virginia and comprise 17.6 …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Patrick Murray, an Alexandria Republican, ran unsuccessfully against Moran in 2010.
The air was electric Friday as campaign volunteers waited for the arrival of U.S. Sen. John Thune at the Republican “Victory Center” office in Springfield. Thune stumped for Mitt Romney, U.S. Senate candidate George Allen and, a name less well known, Patrick Murray, who is hoping to unseat Congressman Jim Moran in the 8th District. But Murray’s name is better known this year than in 2010, when he unsuccessfully challenged 22-year incumbent Moran. Murray campaign volunteer Laura Arth, who was at the Thune event Friday, spoke enthusiastically about Murray. “Within the last couple of weeks, the energy in Virginia has just really picked up as the Romney campaign has really put the pedal to the metal with regard to getting volunteers, securing …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Northern Virginia congressman says his seniority benefits constituents.
Since 1990, when Rep. Jim Moran was first elected to Congress, ‘80s music has lost its popularity, come back in style and is on its way out again. A lot can happen in 22 years, the time Moran has spent serving in Congress. It’s the seniority gained over that time, said Moran, a Democrat representing Virginia’s 8th District, that allows him to influence legislation beneficial to the people of Northern Virginia and is the reason why he deserves a 12th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. While Moran’s critics say a fresh face is needed in Congress, he maintains that his seniority works for the benefit of his constituency. “For lack of a better method, people’s ability to influence the priorities and the direction of the Congress is …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
8th District candidate Patrick Murray speaks to youth in his campaign's emphasis on job creation.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Submitted by Matthew Mirliani I recently attended a Patrick Murray event in the Mount Vernon area. Murray is back a second time, running to represent the 8th congressional district in Virginia. With his new campaign comes more emphasis on responsible government spending and job creation. Murray’s main economic message is that jobs are created through the private sector, not through government involvement or spending. Murray spoke about his message at the function, and as an 18-year-old going into college, I felt as though he was speaking directly to my generation. The main concern that I have after college is making sure that I have a secure place in the job market. Every student deserves to have opportunities after all of their hard work…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli headlined a fundraiser for the 8th Congressional District nominee.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli attended a fundraising event for Republican Congressional Nominee Patrick Murray Tuesday night in Mount Vernon. Ida and Bob Draim graciously hosted the event at their Mount Vernon home. The Mount Vernon Republican Women's Club catered the event. Guests at the event included Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins, Victory Virginia Chairman Pete Snyder, Fairfax Republican Party Chairman Jay McConville, and Alexandria Republican Party Vice Chairman Shari Bolouri.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Arlington resident Jason Howell has less than $10,000 in the campaign bank and needs 1,000 signatures by June 12 to get on the ballot.
Arlington resident Jason Howell isn't letting incumbent Congressman Jim Moran's sizable war chest of nearly half-a-million dollars get in the way of running for Congress. Howell's got less than $10,000 in the bank for his campaign, so he's hitting every local barbecue, 5k and neighborhood meeting he can to help get the word out. Standing outside the Giant grocery store in Arlington's Cherrydale neighborhood over the weekend, Howell said hello to potential voters in what will likely be an uphill battle to try to unseat Moran, a Democrat who some say is gliding toward his 12th term since getting elected in 1990 to represent Virginia's 8th Congressional District. "My wife and I are doing the lion's share of signature-gathering," Howell said…