Jim Moran Beats Challenger In Democratic Primary | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Jim Moran Beats Challenger In Democratic Primary

Play associated audio
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), shown here in September 2011, easily beat his challenger in the Democratic primary June 12. 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97248334@N00/248619185/
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), shown here in September 2011, easily beat his challenger in the Democratic primary June 12. 

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) easily beat back a Democratic challenger in yesterday's primary.

The 11-term congressman pulled in nearly 70 percent of the vote on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean challenger Bruce Shuttleworth didn't make him sweat a little. A Texas-based super PAC, the Campaign for Primary Accountability, devoted to ousting incumbents, had promised to prop up Shuttleworth with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The money from the political action committee never materialized, and Shuttleworth's accusations that Moran is unethical never stuck. 

The challenger charged Moran with taking sweetheart deals on loans. But even in an anti-incumbent environment, Northern Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly voted to keep Moran in office for another term. 

Now, Moran will face Republican Patrick Murray in this fall's general election. The last time the two faced off in 2010, Moran won with sixty one percent of the vote. 

NPR

Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
NPR

Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.
NPR

Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

The 12 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would make TPP by far the largest U.S. trade pact.
WAMU 88.5

New Transit App, Split, Pushes User To Share The Backseat

A new entrant into the growing world of on-demand transportation apps in the District uses sustainability as its pitch — with users sharing the ride with others going the same direction.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.