(Where do Republican’ts find these people?!? – promoted by lowkell)
Last night State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), his family, and over 50 volunteers, including students from James Madison and Oakton High Schools, marched in the Vienna Halloween parade.
His opponent Gerarda Culipher (R-Oakton) failed to show up for the parade, which is a long-time community tradition and the largest fall event in the Oakton/Vienna area. Instead, according to her website schedule, she was attending a Republican fundraiser featuring Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R).
This is the second time in a week Culipher has skipped a 34th district event to raise money. Last Wednesday, October 19, she missed a Candidates’ Forum at Robinson Secondary School – with hundreds of constituents in attendance — to attend a fundraiser hosting Ed Gillespie, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
“Our focus is on meeting voters in the 34th Senate District and carrying a positive message all the way to Election Day.” Ben Hodapp, Petersen’s Campaign Manager said. “In Vienna, we are pleased to have the endorsement of the Mayor and five of the Council members. It was great to have so many student volunteers join our efforts.”