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Virginia Congressman Compares Republicans To Taliban

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Critics say Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.)is known for being outspoken and for occasionally making remarks that land him in hot water.

At a campaign event yesterday in Fairfax County, Moran said Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell and his running mates are too conservative for Virginia. "If the Republicans were running in Afghanistan," he said, "They'd be running on the Taliban ticket, as far as I can see." McDonnell spokesperson Crystal Cameron calls the remark "negative" and "vicious."

She says Moran is trying to drive up turnout among liberal voters who are unenthusiastic about Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds. "Creigh has had a very difficult time rallying his base," Cameron says, "and they're trying to do anything they can to get out the vote on their side."

Polls open in Virginia on Tuesday morning, less than 48 hours from now.

David Schultz reports...


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