Virginia Democrat Runs Ads Pledging to Fight Koch Brothers
Here in Virginia’s eighth congressional district, Democrats will select their nominee for Congress on June 10. Incumbent Jim Moran is retiring to spend more time with his controversies.
One of the nine Democrats hoping to replace Moran, Mark Levine — pretty …
Moran: 'I Don't Think We're Going to Get Enough Young People' Signing Up
Man, Representative Jim Moran (D., Virginia) is offering some blunt truths Democrats don’t want to hear, now that he’s announced his retirement.
What’s striking is that Moran isn’t offering the usual, “well, we don’t have enough young people signing up …
Don't Go Away Mad, Jim Moran. Just Go Away.
Fantastic late-breaking news this morning: Representative Jim Moran, Democrat of Virginia’s northern suburbs, is retiring. For once, women and minorities aren’t hardest hit.
From my profile of Moran back in 2003, shortly after he declared that the U.S. would go …
A Moran Tries to 'Get a Brain' by Going Through the Skull
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Like the Sign Says, ‘Get a Brain, Morans!’
Those of you who suspect that the relatives of members of Congress get treated more leniently by law enforcement, your cynicism is …
O'Keefe Video Spurs Son to Resign from Moran's Campaign
Rep. Jim Moran, 11-term Democrat and the, er, pride of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, has a son who is also the field director of his reelection campaign. Moran’s son is seen here advising a hidden-camera reporter for James …
Let's Hear It for a Special Insane Crazy Upset Pick!
I think this is the first time I’ve seen a campaign brag about being my “special insane crazy upset pick.”
Seeing a Republican beat Jim Moran would be only about one level down in sweetness from seeing a Republican …
The Candy-Collecting Neighborhood Canvas
From today’s Post-Halloween Jolt:
The Scariest Halloween Decoration in My Neighborhood? The Jim Moran Door Hanger
So Sunday afternoon, my Big Little Guy number one donned his Buzz Lightyear costume, my Little Little Guy Number Two made an alternatingly …
He Sounds Like Quimby, but Springfield's Mayor Has More Respect for Veterans
Ah, my congressman.
Patrick Murray takes on insurgents.
Jim Moran takes on eight-year-old carjackers.
Consider this my selfish selection for the NRO Daily Donation. Help Patrick Murray. Help my district.
And let’s get Jim Moran the intense and long-term …
Can I Trade in My Day-Trading Congressman?
Nice to know that my congressman, Rep. Jim Moran (D., Va.), isn’t all that much more careful with his own money than he is with the taxpayers’:
Moran’s trading has evolved over the years. Between 1995 and 2003, while representing …
The Lost Fortunes of the Underpaid Representative Jim Moran
Representative Jim Moran, retiring at the end of the year, declared recently: “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.”
Some unmentioned context:
Moran has also had personal financial troubles. A former stockbroker, Moran …
Meet Micah Edmond, a Republican Running in Moran's District
This morning, Republicans in Virginia’s eighth district said they had a potential candidate whom they liked a great deal who hadn’t decided yet. Now that candidate’s hat is thrown in the ring: Meet Micah Edmond.
I am considering seeking the …
Jim Moran, Relentlessly Focused on Violence Against Women
In my mailbox, from Rep. Jim Moran, Democrat of Virginia:
Prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense, the mailer emphasizes Rep. Moran “voted to strengthen the Violence Against Women Act.”
This was the news about Rep. Moran’s son Patrick, roughly …
When Newspapers Find They Must Endorse Lousy Democrats
In today’s Jolt, I tweaked the editors of the Washington Post for their phoned-in endorsement of Rep. Jim Moran, Democrat of northern Virginia:
By the way, here’s the entirety of the Washington Post editorial board’s …
13 House Democrats Oppose a 5 Percent Cut in Office Expenses
Thirteen Democratic congressmen voted against a 5 percent cut in “the amount authorized for salaries and expenses of members, committee, and leadership offices in 2011 and 2012.” The proposal passed, 410–13.
The Rapacious Thirteen: Gary Ackerman of New York, Yvette Clarke of New …
Obama: Support Change by Keeping Longtime Incumbents in Power!
Pres. Barack Obama e-mails me, via Organizing for America:
I need you to make sure you get at least three of your friends to vote with you — it is simply the most important thing you can do to make …
A Voting-Machine Oddity in Falls Church, VA
Suspicious voting machine behavior hits home:
Thought I would add my voting experience in Falls Church, VA, since you haven’t heard from us yet:
I am a former election official, so I know all about the electronic machines. (I …
Jim Moran, Who Usually Wins by 30 or So, Is Up by 13
Oh, please. All year long I’ve thought it was too much to ask.
An internal poll (R) taken in Virginia’s 8th District (Alexandria, etc.) shows ten-term US Rep. Jim Moran (D) with 45 percent to 32 percent for his …