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Fimian Wins in Virginia

Via CQ Politics:

Businessman Keith Fimian is the newly minted Republican nominee in northern Virginia’s 11th district, where he will wage a rematch campaign against freshman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D).

Fimian, the founder of a home inspection company, had 60 percent of the vote in mostly complete returns to outperform Fairfax County supervisor Pat Herrity, who took 40 percent in a district that takes in some outer suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Jesse Naiman, a Collegiate Network intern at National Review, profiled this race for NRO on Monday:

Fimian and Herrity are both regarded as economic and social conservatives. Both have called for repealing the new federal health-care legislation and for passing new tax cuts. They are both pro-life, opposed to gay marriage, and in favor of gun rights . . . Fimian does not have as many local endorsements as Herrity, but his supporters include the state’s new attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli; Rep. Eric Cantor, minority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives; and Morton Blackwell, a Republican national committeeman and head of the Leadership Institute. “He has the fire in his belly,” says Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County board of supervisors.

More here.


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