New Obama Campaign Office Opens on Columbia Pike

by ARLnow.com April 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm 4,235 14 Comments

Democratic officials say about 200 supporters showed up on Sunday afternoon for the opening of a new, local Obama presidential campaign office at 2408 Columbia Pike.

Among the bold-faced names who spoke at the event were former Democratic National Committee chair and likely 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Rep. Jim Moran, and Obama campaign deputy political director Yohannes Abraham. Getting out the vote in heavily Democratic Northern Virginia is an important goal for the Obama campaign, which is trying to repeat the president’s 2008 victory in Virginia, a key swing state.

“We know we have to deliver the vote here in Virginia,” Rep. Moran said on Sunday. “The stakes are high this year, but as we can see today, the Obama campaign has an army of grassroots supporters who are ready to go to battle.”

Video of several of the speeches at the Arlington Obama headquarters opening is available on the Democratic blog Blue Virginia.

Photo courtesy Obama campaign

  • Vitriolic Commenter


    • nunya


  • novasteve

    Having Moran supporting you proves you aren’t worthy of being in political office.

  • South Awwwlington

    And the comments begin to roll in…

  • Chris G.

    Former Governor, George Allen is meeting with Young Republicans in Arlington tonight. See the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/251281764967232/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

    • Tabs


  • Always Right

    Were they all unemployed with BOs Hope and Change? Have to be since they were volunteering at that time.

  • Becoming indifferent


  • NoVa Green

    Northern Virginia voter for Obama 2008, voting Green in protest this time.

    • drax

      You mean you’re voting Republican but pretending not to.

  • Elmer

    Showing the colors:
    Blue Virginia/Yellow Dog Democrat Arlington

  • Rick

    Can we please have a caption contest?

  • tumblebum

    Scheduling Moran on Sunday at happy hour was a bold and dangerous move. I salute their courage.

  • YTK

    The food was good.


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