Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What's Moran Afraid Of??

An interesting article in the Mount Vernon Gazette from last week is inquiring the same thing I am...

What is Moran waiting for?

Since Moran already has "Moran for Governor" bumper stickers, created a PAC, and has been traveling all over the state campaigning with his "top notch" campaign team ... it seems quite odd that he has yet to make his announcement.

Could it be that he is somewhat afraid of the Creigh Deeds camp and be unsure if he even has a real shot at the Governor's Mansion?

On the Campaign Trail

By Michael Lee Pope
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What’s the Holdup? Everybody knows that Del. Brian Moran (D-46) is a candidate for governor, and bumper stickers for his gubernatorial campaign have already been affixed to cars across Alexandria. Yet the House Democratic caucus chairman hasn’t announced — unlike his Democratic opponent in the race Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-25), who threw his hat into the ring last year. Nevertheless, Moran has traveling through the state, building a political action committee and hiring top-notch campaign staffers to lead his eminent campaign.

So what’s the holdup?

Proto-campaign officials say that Moran did not want to overshadow the General Assembly session, which could extend well into the summer. Another concern for Moran is the potential for overshadowing Gov. Tim Kaine, who is limited to one four-year term under Virginia’s constitution. An announcement could come as early as late June, possibly in Alexandria.

"He can’t run on the Kaine legacy if he doesn’t help make it happen first," said campaign spokesman Jesse Ferguson during a weekend fundraiser at T.C. Williams High School.

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