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Moran Says Democrats Are Ready To Fight

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With Republicans taking control of the House, Virginia Representative Jim Moran will lose his position as chairman of the appropriations committee overseeing the Interior Department. But the congressman says he and other Democrats are prepared for battle against the new House leadership.

"We're going to be locked in a tough fight to protect our hard-won reform of Wall Street, to continue providing health care for all Americans and enabling the federal government to provide more equal opportunity for all Americans," he says.

Moran's Republican opponent waged a conservative campaign against the incumbent, opposing the stimulus package and the new health care law. Unlike many other Democrats, Moran vigorously defended the Obama agenda. Voters of the left-leaning 8th congressional district rewarded him with a strong victory.

Speaking to supporters at an Arlington hotel, Moran says America cannot allow the politics of fear and narrow mindedness to prevail over the American legacy of optimism and compassion.

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