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  Reagan Democrat aims for Virginia Senate seat
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Last EditedThe Sunset Provision  Apr 06, 2006 08:07pm
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News DateFriday, April 7, 2006 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThis week the Democrats trumpeted the debut of their “Fighting Dems” website. It's aim is to showcase the Democratic military veterans running for Congress this year. And this week Democrats touted their poll showing that they have nothing to fear when it comes to perceived feebleness on national security.

A survey of 808 registered voters by Democratic pollster Geoff Garin found that if voters were casting their ballots solely on whom they trusted more to protect U.S. national security, the Democrats and Republicans are in a statistical dead-heat. In past polls, Republicans held a big advantage on the issue.

One might think this would be the perfect time for Democrats to rally behind a Senate candidate who is a highly decorated Marine Corps combat veteran of the Vietnam war, a candidate who also happens to be a charismatic best-selling author and an articulate critic of the Iraq war.

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