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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.