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Momentum Turns to Victory: Adam Ebbin Wins ADC Straw poll

Senator Adam Ebbin - candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia's 8th Congressional District - won the Alexandria Democratic Committee straw poll on Sunday, April 6th. In the ten-person contest, Ebbin received 90 of the 325 votes cast.

"This win shows the continued momentum my grassroots driven campaign has been gathering," said Ebbin. "The voters of the 8th district want a proven progressive champion who is willing to stand up for our values and won't back down from Tea Party extremists in Congress. Last night's win shows that not only is my message resonating with voters, but we are building the infrastructure to turn out our supporters on Election Day."

Ebbin's win at the ADC straw poll comes after an impressive rollout of endorsements. The growing list of Ebbin endorsers includes former Senator and Alexandria Mayor Patsy Ticer, state Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), state Senator Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax), and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax).


Alexandria, Va. - Senator Adam Ebbin - a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia's 8th Congressional District - today received the endorsement of Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax). Ebbin is seeking the Democratic nomination, which will be decided in the June 10th primary.

"What separates Adam?  In my opinion, it is his ability to put aside the nefarious effect of money on public policy. Adam is not afraid to vote against the large interests, even if it means foregoing a large check in his next race. Nor is he afraid to 'rock the boat,' when it needs a good shake," said Petersen, "He's a hard worker and he sticks to his principles.  I know he will do a great job as a United States Congressman."

Senator J. Chapman "Chap" Petersen represents Virginia's 34th Senate district, located in Fairfax City and parts of Fairfax County. A two term Senator and former Delegate; Sen. Petersen is a longtime fighter for public education and the environment.

"I am honored to be endorsed by Chap," said Ebbin. "Senator Petersen is a effective legislator, a tenacious debater, and a great ally. His support means a great deal to me."

Petersen's support adds to a growing list of Ebbin endorsers including former Senator and Alexandria Mayor Patsy Ticer and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax).

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Virginia Senator Adam P. Ebbin took office in January 2012 after serving for eight years in the House of Delegates and is the co-chair of the General Assembly's Progressive Caucus. He is running to represent Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and portions of Fairfax County in the United States Congress.

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