Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Virginia's Republicans Come Roaring Back!

Hallelujah! Living in a very "Blue" city in a state that turned purple this last election, there is cause for celebration. Since 2003, the Democrats have controlled all six seats on the Alexandria City Council. Their dominance has earned Alexandria the distinguished nickname, the People's Republic of Alexandria. Tonight, Republicans raised their voice and said enough is enough! Enough reckless spending. Enough taxation. Enough strangulation of businesses. Tonight, for the first time in 6 years, Alexandria elected 2 fiscally responsible common-sense conservatives -- Republican Frank Fannon and Republican-backed Independent Alicia Hughes to the City Council. Proof positive that it all starts at the local level.

Tonight, we can rejoice in this small victory in a very Democratic city. We must now redouble our efforts to take back the State House with the election of Bob McDonnell for Virginia's Governor.