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Gerry Connolly Takes His Name Out of the Running for U.S. Senate

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According to The Hill:

Connolly said he was “flattered that some would consider me a potential candidate” [for U.S. Senate], but made clear that he will run for reelection to the House next year, even if Kaine decides against a Senate run. He won his 2010 contest by a razor-thin margin over Republican Keith Fimian.

Clearly, this will break the hearts of the 15 folks signed up at the Draft Gerry Connolly for Senate Facebook page, and the 25 followers of the Draft Gerry Connolly Twitter account. 😉 In all seriousness, though, I’d say it’s a smart move for Rep. Connolly to focus on his reelection, especially since he was just named to to the DCCC’s most vulnerable list.

  • Mike1987

    Not so sure Gerry is vulnerable. I think 2012 will be a Democrat year as Republicans have and are over reaching. See Ohio and Wisconsin and most recently, Muammar Walker’s Praetorian Guards. No, 2010 election was against Democrats but not FOR republicans.  They assume too much and I strongly suspect the American people and those in VA will reject many many baggers.