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Old 05-07-2009, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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"A lot of people in Alexandria thought there was no way Republicans can win," Fannon said. "The citizens of Alexandria are ready for a change -- and not having a one-party system. People like to have options."
People are really p^$#@d off with our city council and our growing budget problems and taxes. I think the city's residents sent a message that they want better and deserve better.
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Personally, I think this is a very healthy thing. I'm a big fan of voting for the best candidate, not merely voting the party line no matter what. Especially at the city council level. I hope it goes well for him, and that the voters end up being happy with the job he does.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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From my experience party affiliations in small local elections have no bearing on the positions of the candidates national parties, the issues are even vaguely the same. Here in heavily Democratic Philadelphia there are three Republicans, Frank Rizzo Jr, Jack Kelly and Brian O'Neil. Both Rizzo and Kelly were elected to at large positions.
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