Connolly Will Run for Re-Election to House Seat

by Karen Goff March 22, 2016 at 10:30 am 10 Comments

Rep. Gerry ConnollyRep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va. 11th) announced on Thursday – at his annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete — that he would seek re-election to his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Together, we’ve made investments in education, transportation, and protected Northern Virginia’s economy,” Connolly told more than 1,000 supports at the Kena Shriners’ Temple for his 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day event. “We’ve fought hard for health care reform, affordable housing, environmental protections, Wall Street reform, and equality for all.”

“But there is still important work to be done,” he said. “We have to build on the progress we’ve made and continue to grow our economy. Congress needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform, make college more affordable, and enact sensible gun reforms that will keep our communities safe.”

Connolly, who is in his fourth term in Congress, was re-elected in 2014 with more than 57 percent of the vote. Prior to his election to Congress, he served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the last five as Chairman.

Thus far, no Republican challenger has been named. The Virginia 11th Congressional District Republican Committee meets May 14, where it will most likely nominate a candidate for the House seat.

Rep. Gerry Connolly/file photo

  • Ming the Merciless

    Why is there so much evil in the world?

    • ErikKengaard

      Because there are sheeple.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Says a person who’s moniker is “Ming the Merciless”.

      • Ming the Merciless

        Evil deserves no mercy!

    • Mike M

      Because of the promise of a “free lunch.”

  • ErikKengaard

    We should have gone with Pat Herrity.

  • Guest

    A hack, pure and simple. He never met a developer he didn’t like, he never met a government contractor he didn’t like. Rakes in the campaign contributions from the special interests, but answerable to few voters, it would appear. Scarcely a dimes worth of difference between him and your typical republican hack, except on some social issues, everything else is the same. It’s all just moneyball, right Gerry?

    • Mike M

      You forgot to mention his core constituency – federal employees. His lock on them is remarkable because it appears to be based primarily on showing public anger when something happens like the Metro shutdown (which is unpleasant but probably a step in the right direction), and poor raises. Of course as a Dem, he has also signed on to appearing to stand between women and African-Americans and all the things they fear. Actual results are not his forte even for his core constituencies. He does get some results for the benefactors you mentioned. That would be the real game.

  • FoetusBlow

    was he a politician, man!?

  • cRAzy

    There is no better example of why Americans from the right and left are fed up with our main political parties. They are all just money-grabbing, fast-talking, foot-shuffling frauds.


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