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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:00 PM

Need some good news? In a little local election here in No VA,

Democrat Karen Key-Gamarra blows out the GOP/tea party candidate.

Member School Board At Large - Special (FAIRFAX COUNTY) Results by Precinct
242 precincts of 244 (99.18%) reporting
Candidate Votes Percent
Chris S. Grisafe 20,976 32.75%
Sandra D. Allen 784 1.22%
Karen A. Keys-Gamarra 40,874 63.81%
Michael H. Owens 1,382 2.16%
Write In 41 0.06%

Let's have the same turn out and send Ed "says the same thing as Trump" Gillespie packing this Fall.

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FSogol Aug 2017 OP
TomSlick Aug 2017 #1
FSogol Aug 2017 #3
TomSlick Aug 2017 #4
gratuitous Aug 2017 #2
Wounded Bear Aug 2017 #5
zentrum Aug 2017 #6
Best_man23 Aug 2017 #7
KelleyKramer Aug 2017 #8
wryter2000 Aug 2017 #9
NastyRiffraff Aug 2017 #10

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:39 PM

1. Cool.

How does this result compare to past elections in the county?

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:45 PM

3. We are a blue/purple area. Democrats usually win with 51-55%

Democrat Karen Key-Gamarra will replace a retiring Republican. Her main opponent was a tea party republican being promoted by the RW home school crowd.

I feel this shows that there is little support for extremist Repubs and that the Ed Gillespie run for the governorship is probably in trouble. Virginia will remain in opposition to Trumpy and the GOP's misguided policies.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:48 PM

4. Thanks. Those are really good numbers.

At this point, I'll take a little hope wherever it can be found.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:44 PM

2. Excellent!

These little elections are where the Republicans built their strength in the 80s and 90s. We marvel at their seemingly never-ending supply of odious characters, and this is where they get their start. 64-33 is a frickin' blowout. Here's hoping Keys-Gamarra is a leading indicator.

Get out the vote.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 10:28 PM

5. Congrats! All politics is local...nt

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 11:11 PM

6. Fantastic!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 11:24 PM

7. A victory to celebrate tonight

But back to the resistance tomorrow. Need to keep pressing through election day.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 02:02 AM

8. Great news!!


All politics are local

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 06:05 PM

9. School boards are incredibly important

This is good news

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 06:11 PM

10. Yay NoVA!

I live in a close-in MD suburb of DC and I follow VA politics fairly closely. Local elections are important! This is great news.

I like what I see about Ralph Northam.

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