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NoVa Dems Bid Jim Moran Fond Farewell

Northern Virginia Democrats on Thursday rallied around retiring Rep. James P. Moran at the sold-out 21st Annual Kennedy-King Dinner , a political fundraiser focused on feting progressive leaders and civil rights champs.  

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly took the opportunity to commemorate his long-serving colleague by presenting Moran with a flowery tribute destined to be woven into the fabric of the Congressional Record during the post-election lame-duck session.  

(Courtesy Team Connolly)

(Courtesy Team Connolly)

"It is impossible to crystalize the entirety and the enormous impact of Jim Moran’s political career on our lives here in Northern Virginia … and on our nation," Connolly reportedly assured the crowd huddled together at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.  

Per an attendee, House hopeful and Moran’s presumed replacement , Don Beyer, paid tribute not only to his predecessor, but also heaved rhetorical laurels at one-time Moran aide and renowned Democrat strategist , the late Mame Reiley.  

"I have just been blessed to be able to represent the people of the 8th District for 24 years," Moran told the assembled well-wishers.  

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