The bar for someone to challenge Keith Fimian for the nomination to take on Gerry Connolly got a little higher today as Delegates-Elect Rich Anderson and Jim LeMunyon add their endorsements to Keith’s list. These two freshman delegates join Congressman Eric Cantor, PWC Chairman Corey Stewart, Supervisor Mike May and Delegates Bob Marshall and Scott Lingamfelter in endorsing Fimian, leaving very few Republican elected officials in the 11th Congressional District who haven’t stated their clear preference in what will certainly be Northern Virginia’s most closely-watched race of 2010. If the door hasn’t entirely shut on someone else entering the race, it’s pretty darned close.
This is from the Fimian campaign, today:
Fairfax, VA – Keith Fimian’s campaign received another round of support today with the endorsement of the two Republican Delegate-elects from the 11th Congressional District. Both Rich Anderson and Jim LeMunyon defeated Democrat incumbents last month. Both now endorse Keith Fimian for Congress in 2010.
“In my successful campaign for Delegate, the key issues I heard over and over again were that people want a leader committed to real solutions of creating jobs and battling wasteful big government. Focusing on those issues propelled me to victory. Keith Fimian is the leader we need in Congress who will tackle these issues head on. Keith opposes tax increases and his CPA background will help root out wasteful government spending. He is the conservative leader who Northern Virginia needs in Congress.”
–Rich Anderson, Delegate-elect 51st District
“I ran for Delegate and won by focusing on the issues of improving transportation, holding the line on wasteful spending and creating economic growth that matter to the people of Northern Virginia. So now I am proud to endorse Keith Fimian for Congress. He will bring the common sense business experience and real world knowledge on balancing budgeting and creating jobs that we sorely need in Congress. Fimian is the Republican Congressman we need.”
– Jim LeMunyon, Delegate-elect 67th District
Keith Fimian commented, “I am honored to have these two successful campaigners and strong leaders backing my campaign. Their victories prove that Northern Virginians are tired of the career politicians and their job killing tax-and-spend policies.”
The Washington Post must be a pretty downbeat place today, as their effort to try to encourage someone other than Keith Fimian to run for the Republican nomination seems to be failing pretty badly. Maybe they haven’t grasped that Virginia Republicans don’t particularly care for what they think.
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