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    Northern Virginia Republican, Lind, announces U.S. Senate candidacy

    Former Chairman of the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee Howie Lind intends to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in the 2014 midterm election, Lind announced today.

    A former Naval officer, Lind served as the chairman of the Northern Virginia-dominated 10th Congressional District GOP Committee from 2008 to 2012.

    In a letter to supporters, Lind wrote, “People say that Mark Warner’s warchest and alleged 'popularity' makes him 'safe' – I don’t buy that. I know that a strong conservative opponent who draws a line in the sand and stands up for what we believe will win.”

    Lind continued, “I am a liberty-loving, constitutionally-grounded conservative. Many of you who know me from my leadership in the Republican Party of Virginia, and you already know I don’t back down from what I think. I’m ready to take the arrows, because I’m going to fire right back.”

    Republicans in the commonwealth will choose their nominee in a convention next year.

    Warner, a former governor of Virginia, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 in a landslide win over former Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore.

    A May 30 poll report from Public Policy Polling states “Warner continues to be by far and away Virginia's most popular politician.” According to the poll, 53 percent of Virginians approve of Warner's job-performance while just 27 percent who disapprove. In a hypothetical matchup, Warner bests current Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) by 11 points and U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.-7th) by 19 points.


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    Comments

    If you won’t back down then you don’t know how to compromise and this is why the GOP is doomed. Any Virginian with any brains know this. Just another Tea Partier.


    I guess this is the level you get to, when our dear Gov. McDonnell has taken himself out of the race with his oh so honest effort.  I bet Senator Warner can’t believe how the Repubs are forming the circle firing line.

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