Democrats Take Davis’ Virginia Seat

Posted November 4, 2008 at 10:19pm

When moderate Virginia Rep. Tom Davis (R) announced his retirement this cycle, Democrats suddenly found themselves with one of their best pickup opportunities of the cycle in the suburban Washington, D.C., 11th district.

Now it appears that Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly (D) — who entered the race with high name ID and years of political experience in Northern Virginia — has capitalized on that opening by knocking off wealthy businessman Keith Fimian (D) and moving the 11th district into the Democratic column.

With 64 percent reporting, CNN called the race for Connolly who had 53 percent to Fimian’s 45 percent.