Debate Recap

October 7, 2008

The Washington Jewish Week wraps up a recent debate.

Generally, the audience at Adat Reyim appeared to support Democrat Connolly, although those interviewed said they were excited to hear Fimian speak.

“I felt that Gerry Connolly had much stronger answers and really answered more of the questions to the point,” said Tara Francke, 26, a Burke resident who “came in knowing” she was going to vote for Connolly. Asked if Fimian changed her mind in any way, she quickly responded, “No! Not at all.”

Another Burke resident, Russell Nadel, 25, said that Connolly’s experience makes him the right choice for Congress. “It seems like Mr. Connolly had a wider range of answers for all the questions asked.” He also said that listening to Fimian’s positions made him confident in Connolly.

The two candidates have another debate scheduled for Sunday morning at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.


Health Care Forum at GMU

October 3, 2008

Mason Hosts Local Candidates for Health Forum

Chairman Gerry Connolly of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors was the first to speak. The Democratic congressional hopeful for the 11thDistrict led off by telling an anecdote from his days as Chairman. He received a call from a woman called who said, ”I have a dead deer in my front lawn What are you going to do about it?” When he asked, ”Well, have you thought about calling animal control?,” she said. ”No, I didn’t want to bother them this early on a Sunday morning.” This story, he said, illustrates the accessibility of local politics that is lost on the federal level.

Connolly went on to address the issue of healthcare. We have to do something to make healthcare accessible and affordable to all Americans, Connolly claimed, but we cannot do that until concerns can be heard by legislators. He said that he could take that message to the federal level.

He also said that health insurance companies should not be able to cherry pick and exclude people based upon pre-existing health conditions.

Thoughts on “Trickle Down” Economics

September 29, 2008

What’s Really Wrong with Keith Fimian

News 4 on Tysons

September 23, 2008

News 4 video on the Tysons Task Force report.

Bold Blueprint for Tysons Corner

September 22, 2008

Washington Post: County Approves Bold Blueprint for Tysons Corner

A Take on Today’s Rally

September 11, 2008

Even McCain Doesn’t Have Faith in Keith Fimian

Gerry Speaks at Obama Office Opening

September 10, 2008