Last night, there was a “Meet and Greet” sponsored by DAAV & DLOV for the 8th Congressional District Democratic candidates at Guarapo’s restaurant in Arlington. It was a small crowd – other than staffers, organizers, politicos and media, just a small handful of people were there – which surprised me. Does this indicate simply that the event wasn’t well advertised? Or is it a sign of lack of interest in this race by Democratic voters in the heart of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, with just over 3 weeks to go until primary election day? I’m hoping that it’s mostly the former. Personally, I had good talks with ACDC Chair Kip Malinosky, Don Beyer (about foreign policy; we’re largely on the same page on this subject), Mark Levine, Del. Patrick Hope, Sen. Adam Ebbin, Del. Alfonso Lopez; Del. Bob Brink; and Jaime Areizaga-Soto, among others.