Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feder Nearly Eliminates Money Gap with Wolf

Awesome news, both on the money and endorsement fronts. Go Judy!
Feder Outraises Wolf and Wins Key Endorsements

Delegates Caputo and Vanderhye Join Feder’s Team

Feder has Outraised All Non-incumbent Candidates for Congress in Virginia this Cycle

McLean, VA – Today, Judy Feder announced the endorsement of two prominent Northern Virginia leaders, Delegates Chuck Caputo (HD-67) and Margi Vanderhye (HD-34).

The endorsements of Vanderhye and Caputo come on the heels of Feder’s strong first quarter fundraising, where she reported raising $311,000, besting incumbent Congressman Frank Wolf and nearly eliminating his previous cash on hand advantage. Wolf now has only $15,000 more than in the bank than Feder.

“Chuck Caputo and Margi Vanderhye are two leaders who know how to turn red districts blue and deliver change on behalf of Virginians, said Feder. Their victories and their record in the Virginia House of Delegates have paved the way for us to defeat Frank Wolf in November.”

“We need a Member of Congress who will bring a fresh perspective to Washington and deliver common sense solutions for Northern Virginia,” Delegate Margie Vanderhye said. “Judy Feder is the candidate who can defeat Frank Wolf and bring the real change we need in Congress, on health care, the war in Iraq and our struggling economy.”

As of the April 15th filing, Feder is now the best funded Democratic challenger in Virginia and has raised more money than any non-incumbent congressional candidate, Republican or Democrat, in the Commonwealth. Feder’s strong support -- with over 450 Virginians contributing in the last three months alone -- has also allowed her to open up a nearly $700,000 cash on hand lead over her primary opponent.

“Judy Feder will be a great leader in Congress, especially on the issue of health care,” said Delegate Chuck Caputo. “Her expertise on this critical issue is just what we need to fix America’s health care crisis. I hope all Democrats in the 10th District will join me in supporting Judy for the June 10th primary and in the November general election.”

A nationally recognized health care expert, Judy Feder mounted the strongest challenge to Frank Wolf in nearly a quarter century in 2006. She cut dramatically into Wolf's margin, revealing a growing call for change in the district. That call has grown, as voters in the 10th and across the Commonwealth are demanding that Congress begin to address rising health care costs, a weakened economy and a war in Iraq that has sapped the ability of our nation to focus on the priorities of the American people.

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