Republicans in two Northern Virginia House districts selected their nominees Saturday, one of them a three-term female delegate and the other an African American Marine veteran. Barbara Comstock, a former congressional aide, won her firehouse primary to be the GOP nominee for Virginia's 10th congressional district. The seat was long held by retiring Republican congressman Frank Wolf, for whom Comstock once worked.Read more
Despite what readers may think, when people we never liked reach their expiration date, The Scrapbook tends to lean in the direction of de mortuis nil nisi bonum. (Loosely translated: Don’t speak ill of the dead.) It’s a little different, however, when political careers die—and so we freely confess to a quiet satisfaction at the news that Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) has announced that he will not seek a twelfth term in Congress. Good riddance.Read more
Sufficient good news for one day and, even perhaps, an entire week. As Donna Cossata of the AP reports, Congressman Jim Moran has decided not to run for reelection. One does not have to be a partisan of any stripe to welcome this as a deliverance from boorishness, bigotry, and that sense of princely entitlement that infects some long-term members of Congress, none more so than Moran.Read more
At a Virginia townhall for Congressman Jim Moran, a woman asked, "I know you're pro-choice, but why aren't you pro-choice when it comes to self-defense for women?" The crowd applauded. "For example, why don't you guys listen to the young rape victims in Colorado when they said that if they had a gun that they could have prevented their attacker."
After some heckling, the congressman tries to move on to the next question.Read more
Democratic congressman Jim Moran's son, Patrick Moran, has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend. The assualt outside a nightclub left Moran's girlfriend with bloody nose and a fractured skull.Read more
There have been a lot of bad and self-serving arguments made against offshore oil drilling, but after the House of Representatives passed a bill permitting offshore drilling in Virginia today, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., may have taken craven opportunism to new heights:Read more
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