This afternoon, I had the pleasure of several hours of politics and football in Fairfax County. First, I attended an event for Herndon City Councilmember Sheila Olem, at which State Senator Ralph Northam was billed as the "special guest" (along with master of ceremonies, Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust). After that, I headed over with fellow Arlington Democrat Carole Lieber (thanks for the ride!) to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee's holiday party at the home of Jeff and Katherine Barnett in McLean.
On the flip, check out the video of Ralph Northam speaking at the Olem event. Also, see the above photo (by State Senator Adam Ebbin) of the two Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, both of whom I had a chance to speak with. Great food and drink, good company, and an o.d of Democratic politics; what more could a Virginia political junkie ask for? :)
P.S. Oh, and the 'Skins won (even without RGIII), which had everyone in a particularly good mood.
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