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Virginia's 1st District Candidate, Bill Day with Governor Tim Kaine

Daily Press Newport News,VA
Democrats put up new opponent to Wittman
Bill S. Day Jr., of Warrenton, will replace Dr. Keith Hummel in the November election.
By KIMBALL PAYNE  August 6, 2008

Free Lance Star Fredericksburg,VA
Warrenton man new 1st District candidate
By Chelyen Davis  August 6, 2008

Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA
By Tyler Whitley
Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA

By Tyler Whitley
Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

Democrats in the 1st District have nominated Bill S. Day Jr., a Fauquier County businessman and licensed mental-health counselor, to run for the district's congressional seat.

Day is running against Rep. Robert J. Wittman, a Montross Republican, who was elected to the seat in a special election in December after the death of Republican Rep. Jo Ann Davis.

Last year Day lost a race for the 31st District House of Delegates seat to Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William.

The Democratic 1st District committee nominated Day on Monday night.

Day replaces Dr. Keith Hummel of Montross, who withdrew his candidacy last month after questions were raised about his personal finances.

The district stretches from Fauquier County through the Fredericksburg area and Northern Neck to the Peninsula .

Day, 56, holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University . He has worked in the Fauquier County community through the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Piedmont Environmental Council and Habitat for Humanity.

In a brief telephone interview, Day said the economy is one of the issues most on the minds of 1st District voters. He said an emphasis on developing alternative energy sources will not only help the environment, but will also create jobs to help the economy.

He said there are no "short-term fixes" for the high gasoline prices.

Originally posted to shawnod on Wed Aug 06, 2008 at 11:22 AM PDT.

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  •  Fail. (0+ / 0-)

    A newspaper article cited in full with no explanation by the author or comment about its relevance is not a diary, and is probably a violation of copyright.

    •  actually it's three newspapers and articles (0+ / 0-)

      that are referred to in my diary ... pointing out press coverage across Virginia ... and putting a RTD in quotes, etc. is not even close to being a copyright violation ... :^)  


      Politics plays an important part of every life and is not a spectator sport but your chance to shape the future.

      by shawnod on Wed Aug 06, 2008 at 03:48:42 PM PDT

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