Despite a lopsided fundraising disadvantage, retired Army colonel Patrick Murray managed to narrowly defeat his organized and well-connected opponent, government attorney Matthew Berry, in a contest to see who will face ten-term Democratic congressman Jim Moran in the fall.
Berry called Murray to concede the race just before 9:00 last night. Murray won with 7,133 votes, or 51.75 percent of the vote, to Berry’s 6651 vote, or 48.25 percent.
Berry had an edge in Arlington and Alexandria, but unofficial voting numbers show that Murray won by a relatively wide margin in Falls Church and Fairfax County.
Murray issued the following statement today:
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for the faith and trust you have shown by nominating me as your candidate to restore honor and dignity to the representation of Virginia’s 8th District seat in Congress. I pledge to you my best effort to reward your trust come November.
I thank Matthew Berry and his supporters. Matthew has my appreciation and congratulations on an energetic and spirited campaign. His commitment to the Republican principles of limited government and individual responsibility energized an army of Republican voters eager for change from profligate spending policies of the Obama-Pelosi-Moran regime in Washington.
The press has taken notice there were almost 14,000 voters in this Republican Congressional Primary. This clearly shows the high level of discontent among 8th District voters with Jim Moran’s long record of divisive and partisan representation.
We kicked off our campaign this morning on FOX5 at 9:00am this morning. Join the Murray Momentum as we work together to take our country back and send Jim Moran into political retirement.
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Another three-day weekend awaits. Arlington is a great place to be if you want to catch the fireworks display in D.C., whether from up close or afar. This week also…
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(This Community Post was written by Embracing Arlington Arts.)
Yes, live performances at theaters have begun again. Good news for patrons, good news for actors and crews, and good news for the industry overall, right? Well, yes and no as COVID is proving to be a powerful enemy. “The show must go on” is still the mantra — unless a cast or crew member tests positive. Then the curtain must fall for about a week — incurring huge financial losses for theaters, including paying the contracted professionals and refunding ticketholders. Production costs also now include purchasing testing equipment which can run into tens of thousands of dollars each month for larger theaters.
How can we help them continue to keep their doors open?
Go see a show and urge others to do the same! Word of mouth is the best means of filling theater seats!
Do you have personal documents that you need shredded? Join the Arlington Arts Center on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for our very own Community Shred Day with Paper Artist Demonstrations!
Bring a box or two of your unwanted papers and sensitive documents to dispose of on the TrueShred truck in the parking lot and watch paper artists from Pyramid Atlantic demonstrate paper-making.
$10 suggested donation for shredding (credit cards accepted). Donations will support the Arlington Arts Center’s mission to connect the community with contemporary art and artists.
Also, Saturday is the LAST DAY of our spring exhibitions! Make sure to visit inside and check out the galleries!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act; learn about efforts to keep the Potomac River clean and safe!
The Potomac River has come a long way from being described as a “national disgrace” by President Lyndon B. Johnson.