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Thank You (VA-08 GOP Candidate Matthew Berry Breaks Cash-on-Hand Record for Challenger of Jim Moran)
Berry2010.com ^ | January 6, 2009 | Matthew Berry

Posted on 01/11/2010 4:27:47 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican

As election year begins, I am pleased to announce that we surpassed our end-of-the-year fundraising goal. In less than two months, we raised over $62,000, and we finished the year with over $60,000 cash on hand. This is the most cash on hand that any Republican challenger to Jim Moran has ever had at this point in the election cycle.

I am humbled and grateful that so many of you have stepped forward to join our cause. This fantastic result demonstrates that our message of restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington, aggressively prosecuting the war on terror, and ending the culture of corruption in Congress where campaign contributions are traded for earmarks is resonating.

However, this is no time for resting on our laurels. Rather, we must keep our momentum going. In particular, we need to begin mobilizing a grass-roots organization to spread our message across the 8th District and to continue amassing the resources necessary to run an aggressive campaign. As a result, the exploratory phase of our effort will be ending shortly, and soon I will be making a major announcement that will launch the next phase of our campaign. So stay tuned . . .


TOPICS: Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2010elections; gopprimary; jimmoran; matthewberry; moran; va08; va2010
Conservative Republican Matthew Berry gives the GOP its best shot at beating Congressman Jim Moran in VA-08 since at least 1994. He's had a good start at fundraising, setting a new record for cash-on-hand for a Moran challenger this early in the cycle, but there's still plenty of work to be done.

Go to http://berry2010.com/ to learn more about Matthew Berry.

1 posted on 01/11/2010 4:27:49 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Hmm... this is interesting. Berry seems to have strong credentials: Yale graduate, clerking for Thomas and Silberman, worked on Patriot Act, etc. He seems also an economic conservative. Two things that might be problematic for him: he lives with his partner Josh, and his picture on his website is not good...


2 posted on 01/11/2010 4:34:25 PM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
How I hope and pray Berry can beat this Moron. Here's what Rep. Moron said about the Iraq war: "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this..." and went on to say the Jewish community could stop the war if it wanted to. So, to sum up Rep. Moron's position, It's the JOOOOS fault.

He really is a nasty piece of work, and is constantly threatening to assault, or assaulting, people, for instance, he actually attacked a nine-year-old boy who touched his car outside of a recreation center, and whom Moron claimed was trying to "carjack" him.

3 posted on 01/11/2010 4:36:47 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Bookmark! Jim moron has to go.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 4:39:41 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: paudio

I don’t care if he lives with the Seven Dwarfs if he is an economic conservative, and can beat the Moron. He doesn’t appear to be a professional, chip-carrying gay guy. Neither do I care what he looks like. But, to tell the truth, he looks like most of the males on Capitol Hill and K Street. (No, Washington DC is not a pretty place). No better, no worse.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 4:44:56 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Tomorrow is the special election to fill Ken Cuccinelli’s Virginia Senate seat. http://stevehunt.org/ is the conservative candidate in that match up.

How many Republicans are running in the GOP primary to unseat Jim Moran? I met Patrick Murray and spoke with him briefly. http://www.murrayforcongress.com/ He seems like an attractive candidate to me.


6 posted on 01/11/2010 4:46:21 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: La Lydia

A guy I grew up with is gay and absolutely opposes gay marriage, adoption, etc. He isn’t the type to go around telling people he’s gay or anything but just figured his friends should know.

I knew he was gay when we were teenagers because of his bizarre attraction to Joan Rivers and the whole lady Di thing.


7 posted on 01/11/2010 4:49:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, no. I don’t go around informing people that I am hetero, do you? Do you know anyone who does? Your friend sounds normal.


8 posted on 01/11/2010 5:03:18 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: paudio

If he will do the right thing; he should be elected. If he is lying; get him out. I can understand since democraps have their tricks.


9 posted on 01/11/2010 5:03:18 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Corin Stormhands; JohnnyZ; Clemenza; Coop; Norman Bates; ...

Conservative Republican Matthew Berry, whom I have known since law school and can vouch for his conservative bona fides, is seeking the GOP nomination for the 8th Congressional District of Virginia, which has been held by the bipolar, anti-Semitic, ultraliberal Democrat Jim Moran for over 20 years. The VA-08 is a Democrat district based out of Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Northern Virginia, having given President Bush only 38% in 2000 and 35% in 2004 and holding John McCain to a pathetic 30% in 2008. However, Moran’s personal baggage makes him an inviting target, especially in an environment as noxious to Democrats as what they’ll face in November 2010. If Jim Moran couldn’t get as much as 60% against an underfunded Republican candidate with the unfortunate last name of Cheney in 2004 (when John Kerry got 64% in the district and Dick Cheney was considered Darth Vader by Democrats), then he can certainly be brought down in 2010, his first election since 1998 in which he won’t have the benefit of a presidential or U.S. Senate race atop the ticket to motivate Democrats to vote.

A former lawclerk to such U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Matthew Berry is a federalist and a believer in the limited government set forth in our Constitution. He recently served as the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, and he’ll be an effective opponent to the unconstitutional “Fairness Doctrine” that President Obama wants to impose on talk radio. His website also makes clear that he’s opposed to limits on personal contributions to political campaigns as were approved under McCain-Feingold. Matthew also used to work for the Institute for Justice, perhaps the preeminent property-rights not-for-profit in the nation, and he disagrees with the Kelo Case and will support legislation to stop state and local governments from taking private property for sale to private developers. He also makes clear that he supports the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and will vote to defend our Second Amendment in Congress. See http://berry2010.com/issues/individual-rights/

Matthew opposes Cap and Trade, and has set forth some terrific ideas to reduce our dependence on foreign oil: http://berry2010.com/issues/energy/. He also opposes Obamacare (because of its exhorbitant costs and its federal subsidies for abortion), and supports market-based health-care reforms such as allowing competition across state lines and reforming medical liability laws: http://berry2010.com/issues/health-care/. His free-market approach can also be seen in his prescription for economic recovery, in which he advocates for opening foreign markets to U.S. goods and services, cutting the corporate tax rate, stopping the scheduled increase in capital-gains and dividend taxes, and defeating Obama’s undemocratic “card-check” proposal (that would take away workers’ rights to a secret ballot and allow union goons to coerce workers into unionizing) and other anti-business proposals. See http://berry2010.com/issues/economy/.

Unlike Jim Moran, Matthew Berry recognizes the importance of winning the War on Terror and of a strong national defense. See http://berry2010.com/issues/national-security/ Matthew will arrive in Congress with ample experience with legislation regarding the War on Terror, having served in the U.S. Justice Department in the George W. Bush Administration and being an integral part of the DOJ’s efforts to win reathorization of the USA PATRIOT Act and working on legislation to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

By supporting Matthew Berry, conservatives nationwide not only can help rid the nation of the abominable Congressman Jim Moran, but regain the House for the GOP and make it once again a body that respects our individual rights and fight for our freedom. If I thought that Jim Moran could not be defeated, or that Matthew Berry could not be the candidate to do so, then I would not have donated to his campaign or taken the time to write this post, but the stars are starting to align and Matthew Berry, a conservative that can also appeal to moderate voters in Northern Virginia, can indeed be elected this November. I urge you to support Matthew Berry for Congress in 2010. http://berry2010.com/


10 posted on 01/11/2010 5:26:11 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: paudio

I was prepared to scold you for the comment about his picture, but, Wow. Oh, well. A pro-life constitutionalist. Good enough for my vote for Congress. Bishop, no. Congress, yes. Especially against Moran, the biggest embarrassment in a Congress with some very embarrassing people.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 8:16:05 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: HokieMom

Well, even as a hetero male, I can see why you’d say that Patrick Murray is a more attractive candidate. Ha-ha. His stance on issues on his web page, though, seems to have only very boiler-plate, Bush-like, “safe” conservative positions. I’d like to see him come out boldly pro-life, like Berry, Brown, Cucinelli and McDonnell have done. Do you know anyone who might get him to swing for the fences instead of bunting?


12 posted on 01/11/2010 8:21:30 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: freekitty; dangus; La Lydia

I actually don’t have problem with him being gay. I was just pointing out that —like it or not— it might create a problem for him as he is running in Republican ticket. I don’t know the composition of the district, but I hope he can win. As for the picture, I still think his campaign will be served better if they find a better one for the banner. In political campaign, package sometimes is as important as content.


13 posted on 01/11/2010 9:42:37 PM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I would add a few things: Matthew is extremely intelligent and is a skilled and tenacious debater.


14 posted on 01/11/2010 11:21:47 PM PST by kalt
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To: paudio

The problem is not being gay. It’s the track record of lying and trickery the gays that speak for gays have like any other agenda group.


15 posted on 01/11/2010 11:27:04 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: paudio; dangus

You’ll be happy to learn that Matthew is getting new pictures taken for use on his website.


16 posted on 01/12/2010 5:01:50 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: kalt

Those are excellent points. Moran would look foolish in a debate with Matthew Berry.


17 posted on 01/12/2010 5:06:52 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: freekitty

Matthew Berry is not a gay activist running as a shill for GLAAD, he’s a conservative Republican that happens to be gay.


18 posted on 01/12/2010 5:14:12 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: paudio

In our congressional district, being gay won’t hurt him with either party, and in fact will make him more attractive to Dems. I agree they need to find a better picture. Should go to a professional and get a studio shot. Lighting can work wonders.


19 posted on 01/12/2010 5:18:33 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: paudio

It’ll help.


20 posted on 01/12/2010 5:20:38 AM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Didn’t say he was.


21 posted on 01/12/2010 10:31:24 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

You didn’t, but I wanted to make the record clear for others that visit this thread.


22 posted on 01/12/2010 10:36:10 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Sorry, but I did.


23 posted on 01/12/2010 11:57:10 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; kalt

A gay conservative would annoy the hell out of liberals and probably the log cabin RINOs too.


24 posted on 01/12/2010 1:06:25 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

bump


25 posted on 01/13/2010 3:45:06 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: La Lydia; paudio; dangus

Matthew Berry got some new pictures taken: http://berry2010.com/2010/01/announcement/

He still looks, well, like Matthew Berry, but they’re more professional.


26 posted on 01/14/2010 2:01:31 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Much better. Glad he reads FR and followed my suggestion! :)


27 posted on 01/14/2010 2:53:53 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: AuH2ORepublican

It’s a step in the right direction. Now he needs to find a dermatologist and get that terrible mole/zit/whatever off his chin. And he ALWAYS must wear a hat to public events. He needs to go Jewish if that’ll make the headgear more contextually appropriate.


28 posted on 01/14/2010 3:26:07 PM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: dangus

Actually, he is Jewish. But I don’t think wearing a yarmulke would cover up his entire baldspot . . . .


29 posted on 01/14/2010 3:39:01 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I am also running for Jim Moran’s seat. My name is Laurence Socci, I live in Alexandria with my wife and daughter. I am the President of Americans for Conservative Values, a small business advocate and a member of the Knights of Columbus. I support small business, more jobs for the district, a fair healthcare reform plan, gun rights, and small government. I also support low taxes. I am the only candidate in the race to sign the Americans for Tax Reform Tax Pledge. I’m a Tea Party Patriot and ready to go to the mat with Jim Moran to fight for the people of the 8th District. My website is www.socciforcongress.com.
By the way -— I am having 4 Town Hall Meetings over the next month. The dates, times and place will be posted on my website soon. But the first one is Jan. 22 at the Sherwood Hall Library from 5 to 6 p.m.


30 posted on 01/16/2010 1:57:59 PM PST by socciforcongress (Socci For Congress)
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