Connolly Kicks Off Re-election Bid at Annual Fete

At his 2012 St. Patrick's Day Fete, Gerry spoke to a crowd of more than 1,200 about the upcoming election and announced that he was running for re-election. 

"Some Republicans think 2008 was a fluke, that Virginia lost its head," Connolly said. But he said Virginia's shift in presidential elections from a reliably red state toward the blue end of the spectrum was ". . .a permanent trend. . ." that would help Obama.

". . .I think this country is going to look at the the other side, and see [we] have the right guy in the White House. . ," Connolly said. 

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