Dem Governor Hopefuls Compete in Vote-Rich Northern Virginia

Posted May 16, 2009 at 11:33pm

The three Democrats seeking the Virginia governorship this year made the rounds Friday night at a party dinner in Arlington County, a treasure trove of votes in the June 9 primary election.

Former state Rep. Brian Moran, former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe and state Sen. Creigh Deeds did some glad-handing and spoke at the county Democratic organization’s Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner, which was attended by the local elected officials and party faithful types who are very interested in the race.

The dinner’s keynote speaker, first-term Rep. Glenn Nye of Virginia Beach, praised the “three outstanding candidates for governor” and said that “we are going to make one of them the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”