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Fimian Announces He’s Running!

By Greg L | 21 July 2009 | Fairfax County, US Congress, Prince William County | 7 Comments

Keith Fimain has announced that he will challenge Gerry Connolly again in the next Congressional elections, an announcement I find particularly encouraging given Connolly’s voting record so far. If there’s been a hard-left vote to be cast in this Congress, Gerry Connolly could be relied upon to make it. From the looks of this video, Fimain was committed to doing this quite a while ago, and I’m very glad he’s following up.  He would be a remarkably positive change for the voters in the 11th Congressional District in Virginia.

Gerry Connolly has voted for the “porkulus” spending package, cap & tax, obamacare, and every single socialist initiative Nancy Pelosi could think of.  His votes have not represented the interests of his constituents, who he can’t even seem to respectfully respond to when they contact his office expressing their concerns.  Connolly has to go.

Let’s help Keith Fimian make that happen.

UPDATE: Here’s Keith’s recent announcement:

Last year I campaigned for Congress on the platform of fiscal responsibility, opposition to corruption and the need to get our economy moving. Those issues are even more critical today.

Consider how Congress has gone out-of-control on spending:

  • A staggering one year Federal budget of $3.6 trillion, nearly half of which ($1.7 trillion) will be financed by debt.
  • $787 billion stimulus law that has done nothing to slow unemployment or spur economic growth.
  • A cap-and-trade boondoggle that contains massive taxes that will hit Northern Virginia families.

The numbers are mind numbing. And that doesn’t even include the trillion dollar health care bill being debated!

This Congress has blown through spending records without even reading the bills they are voting on! And this spending has not slowed the growth in unemployment. Rather, it’s creating economic insecurity. Northern Virginia families are hurting and Congress has no answer but more spending.

I had hoped that Gerry Connolly would learn from his mistakes. He drove Fairfax County’s budget into a $648 million ditch of red ink. Then he moved across the Potomac and has continued being a rubber stamp for runaway wasteful spending in the trillions.

We have to say NO to the politicians and special interests who are pushing our nation into bankruptcy. We need to encourage, not burden, small businesses so they can hire people and help our economy grow again.

Because Gerry Connolly has proven he is incapable of addressing the challenges Northern Virginia families face, I have decided to run once again for the 11th Congressional District.

The hard truth is America faces enormous challenges. We are mortgaging our grandchildren’s future with this spending and massive debt. It jeopardizes our jobs, economy, retirement, homes – our entire way of life.

I’ve created jobs. I’ve tackled tough budgets. In Congress I will put the brakes on the spending, curb the special interests and focus on getting our economy moving again, so our children and grandchildren will have an America as great as the one we inherited. I ask for your support.

(703) 621-7169
PO Box 3131
Oakton, VA 22124

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  1. startover said on 21 Jul 2009 at 5:21 pm:
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    Keith Fimian would make a very good representative.

    I am sure he learned alot from his prior run and I hope he will use his experience to his best advantage.

    He is way above Connelly in all avenues,looks, honesty,law abiding,integrity and all around guy who wants to serve his area. I think he well deserves this chance and send Connelly on his way to retirement.

    Keith also needs to be careful of those who say they are his Repb. friends,as they have been known to do alot of back stabbing.
    He needs to get his own core of good people and come out running as a true winner.

    Good Luck to Keith Fimian

  2. Slick said on 21 Jul 2009 at 7:09 pm:
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    Thank God!

  3. Chris Royse said on 23 Jul 2009 at 6:38 am:
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  4. Harry said on 23 Jul 2009 at 1:39 pm:
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    Prediction: Connolly 61%, Fimian 38% other nut cases 1%

  5. Bryanna said on 24 Jul 2009 at 11:08 am:
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    WAIT! Isn’t Corey Stewart going to run for Congress?

  6. :-( said on 28 Jul 2009 at 7:18 pm:
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    I agree with Harry’s odds on this. Fimian can’t win in the 11th district. He was very unpolished last time and didn’t do well in the election. The Dems hit him from many angles. They targeted him. Connolly is the incumbent and although I cannot personally stand Connolly, I can’t say that he’s done anything quite that bad yet that he would lose support from most of the electorate. Connolly is a shoo-in.

  7. Ted said on 31 Jul 2009 at 8:32 pm:
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    From NRO.com:

    Yes, This Metaphor Will Dispel the Accusations of Wasteful Pork Spending

    Finally, honesty in government from Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.) in discussing the stimulus: “I want to be there with all four paws and snout in the trough.”

    UPDATE: A reader objects, contending that because the previous sentence is, “when it comes to my district I want a big chunk of that money,” it changes the context. I’m not quite sure why hoglike behavior such as sticking a snout in a trough, is a good thing when it’s done in the name of constituents, but the objection is noted.

    A second reader notes that pigs have hooves and wonders if there are some sort of mutant hogs in Connolly’s district.


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