Arlington, VA-With 44 percent of the vote and nearly 200 ballots cast, Patrick Hope decisively won his fourth 8th Congressional District straw poll Sunday evening, held at Arlington Treasurer Frank O’Leary’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Don Beyer finished in second place with 24 percent, and Adam Ebbin in third with 20 percent.
“Our strength in the straw polls held have been because we are building a grassroots campaign,” Hope said after the win. “These straw polls are good indicators of where candidates are drawing their strongest support, and I am very pleased to see our campaign in such a strong position in Arlington County.”
Arlington voters will make up one-third of the primary electorate on June 10th.
Hope has now won four of the five straw polls held in the 8th Congressional District. The next straw poll held in the 8th district will be this Wednesday night at the Arlington Young Democrats event at Clarendon Grill where all of the 8th district candidates are expected to attend and compete for votes.
Jarrod A. Nagurka