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Saddam Salim for VA Senate Campaign Releases Video, Website on Sen. Chap Petersen’s Full Voting Record

Salim asks, "how is it common sense to ask for the Democratic nomination when you vote against workers' rights? When you won't pass an assault weapons ban?"

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From the Saddam Salim for VA Senate campaign:

Team Salim Releases Website on Chap’s Full Voting Record

May 2, 2023

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Two days after incumbent Chap Petersen announced his “Common Sense Ticket” with Commonwealth’s Attorney candidate Ed Nuttall, the Saddam Salim campaign for State Senate in the 37th district released a website and social media ads that push back on Chap’s claim to have a long track record defending Democratic values.

“Recent mail to voters from Chap Petersen have touted his ‘record of standing up for Democratic values,’ and standing up “against the extremist policies of Governor Youngkin,'” Salim explained in a statement. “I thought it was important we review that record and talk about what he’s really been voting for and doing in the Senate.”

The website released by the campaign points out that Petersen is one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate. It includes sections on Petersen’s record on gun violence prevention, workers’ rights, Confederate monuments, COVID-19, marijuana, LGBTQIA+ rights and sexual assault/harassment legislation.

“Petersen calls himself the ‘Common Sense candidate,'” Salim explained, “but how is it common sense to ask for the Democratic nomination when you vote against workers’ rights? When you won’t pass an assault weapons ban? You’re not a brick in the Blue Wall if you voted for Youngkin’s far-right extremist choice for the Board of Visitors.”

Visit the website “Chap Petersen: The Record” here.

The website will also include videos about specific issues relating to Petersen’s record, including a video released today that pushes back on the assertion that this is a “common sense ticket.” Preview the video here:

Saddam Salim is a Bangladeshi-American activist and a graduate of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.  A Falls Church resident, he has served as Co-Chair of the Providence District Democratic Committee, the Fairfax County Democrats Finance Vice-Chair, the Vice President of Fairfax Young Democrats and is currently the co-Virginia State Director of South Asians for America.  He works as a senior financial consultant.

The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, June 20.

Voters interested in Salim’s campaign can visit his website at http://www.salimforsenate.com, or access links to his campaign social media here.  Donations can be made at this link.

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