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Northern Virginia Congressional Campaign Gathers Steam

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Virginia's 11th congressional district could go from blue to red this election. Many residents are unhappy that Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) voted for the stimulus package and health care reform. His opponent, CPA Keith Fimian, is using those votes to paint Connolly as a rubber stamp. Fimian keeps his pitch short and simple.

"I never thought I'd do this. I'm a seven-year CPA, I know how to balance the books," Fimian tells local voters at a parade in Annandale.

But Fimian wants to drastically reduce the federal budget, which Connolly says would hurt his constituents who are dependent on government contracts.

"Charging with a meat cleaver, I think, would be ruinous to the national capital region and especially to Northern Virginia's economy, which we've worked so hard to build up over the years," Connolly says.

Connolly has an edge in the latest polls, but this final week of campaigning could make or break the race.

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