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Dear Friends,

As you head to the polls on Tuesday, I hope you will cast your vote for Democrat Gerry Connolly for Congress in Virginia’s 11th District.  I have known Gerry for more than 25 years and I can attest that he is well-suited to represent our interests in Congress.

Gerry is an extraordinarily ethical, intelligent, and committed leader who has accomplished a great deal in his years as a leader in Fairfax County and regional government.  He is a passionate advocate for change and effective, responsible government.  He has always sought common sense, results-oriented solutions to problems.

The next 11th District congressman has big shoes to fill and virtually every major newspaper in the 11th CD, from the Washington Post to the Potomac News-Messenger to the area’s influential weekly papers, have endorsed Connolly for Congress.  In every case they have cited Connolly’s drive, intellect, experience, and success as reasons why he is best equipped to replace retiring Republican Congressman Tom Davis.

Groups representing interests across the political spectrum have also endorsed Connolly’s candidacy.  They range from the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters to the AFL-CIO, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington Board of Trade.  Teachers, firefighters, police and sheriffs, realtors, and many other organizations are supporting Connolly.

On November 4, you have an opportunity to make history by electing Barack Obama as our next President and sending Mark Warner and Gerry Connolly to Congress to help him change government for the better.  I hope to see you at the polls.

Sincerely,

George Burke, Chair