Monday, May 18, 2009

Kennedys Get Behind Brian Moran for Virginia Governor

Ethel Kennedy, widow of former Senator of Robert F. Kennedy is hosting a fundraiser for Brian Moran on May 27 at her Hickory Hill home in McLean, Virginia.

Congressman Patrick Kennedy has endorsed Brian Moran for Governor. Kennedy is currently serving his eighth term as the Representative of Rhode Island’s First Congressional District. He considers Moran’s long commitment to service, his family and community, and his empathy toward understanding the hardships of working people as exemplary credentials that make Moran the best candidate for Governor of Virginia.

Kennedy says, “I know he will be a strong partner for President Obama in bringing long-term prosperity to our country and Virginia.”

Moran has made a point that Terry McAuliffe supported Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Presidential nomination while Moran stayed neutral.

Some say there is a certain deja vu scenario surfacing in the Democratic Governor’s Primary. Former President Bill Clinton is stumping for his former campaign manager Terry McAuliffe. Now the Kennedy’s are endorsing Brian Moran for the Democratic nomination. Whether this rubs some old wounds remains to be seen.

One can’t help but see some similarities to the Presidential divide when Senator Ted Kennedy and daughter Caroline supported then candidate Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Their endorsement of Obama rather then endorsement of Hillary Clinton strained the Kennedy/Clinton relationship openly for awhile. This divide though not as close to home for former President Clinton must at least be raising an eyebrow with the former President.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics

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