“Facebook’s action today is an important step in cutting down on gun violence in our communities,” Beyer said. “We must make our country safe again by demanding comprehensive background checks, a ban on high capacity magazines and an end to the gun show loophole.”
As a former Virginia Lieutenant Governor and current congressional candidate in Virginia’s 8th District, I write to add my name to the long list of citizens, elected officials, agencies and local governments opposed to horizontal drilling in the George Washington National Forest. While natural gas is critical to our energy supply and an important transition fuel, there is insufficient data on the safety or side effects of horizontal drilling to move forward today.
Saturday’s straw poll was the first of the season, and though it’s neither representative nor official, “it’s an early indication of strength, organization and appeal,” Beyer said.
Former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer won tonight’s straw poll of the Democratic candidates for Congress in Virginia’s 8th district, handily defeating the 10 other contenders at the annual Mardi Gras festivity, organized by the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee.