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Alfonso Lopez Ends Campaign for Congress

With Lopez leaving the race, the Democratic primary now has 11 still in the running.

Alfonso Lopez ended his campaign for Congress Friday. Photo courtesy of Alfonso Lopez
Alfonso Lopez ended his campaign for Congress Friday. Photo courtesy of Alfonso Lopez
Alfonso Lopez ended his campaign Friday for the 8th congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Jim Moran; Moran announced his retirement in January from Congress. 

Lopez has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since January 2012, representing the 49th district which includes south Arlington and eastern Fairfax County. 

With Lopez leaving the race, the Democratic primary now has 11 still in the running. 

Lopez' campaign released this statement on Friday:

Thanking supporters and pledging to continue his work to expand opportunity, Delegate Alfonso Lopez announced today the end of his campaign for Congress: “I got into this race because even though on paper the economy is doing well, too many people are still struggling to make ends meet. Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. 
 
I am proud of how my campaign resonated with many voters in the Eighth District, especially new Americans, and that we assembled a coalition of many generous supporters. However, after we closed the fundraising quarter, I took the time to evaluate, with my team, the position of my campaign. It is clear to me that I do not have the resources necessary to run the campaign we wanted and that the people of the Eighth District deserved. With that in mind, I do not want to ask my supporters to continue to make the sacrifices of time, treasure and talent that they have so generously made thus far.
 
Although my campaign for Congress comes to an end today, my work to expand opportunity for all Virginians continues. In the coming weeks, I will lay out a new plan for my work to expand opportunity here in Virginia. We must do more in Richmond to ensure that everyone has a chance at the American Dream.
 
The voters of the Eighth District have many qualified and talented candidates to choose from on June 10 — many of whom I know well. I am confident that our next representative will fight for the progressive values of Northern Virginia.”

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Dave Armstrong April 05, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Alfonso Lopez is so wrong sided. By arguing that “all Muslims” are being painted with the same brush, Lopez is apparently conceding that al-Awlaki, Fort Hood jihadist Hasan, and the 9/11 hijackers who attended the mosque were in fact bad. Yet, when it comes to al-Awlaki and Hasan, Lopez is apparently nowhere to be found in demanding that the victims of the 2009 jihadist attack receive purple hearts and the benefits that come with being wounded in battle.
Dave Armstrong April 05, 2014 at 12:33 PM
We don't need those that further this nations naivety of Islam and the furtherance of our support of the enemy. While hundreds of thousands of Christians die in the middle east and churches are bombed and burned people like Alfonso slither up the political ladder for a place among those that support terrorism. The Obama administration being the worst in modern times.
keith mahone April 05, 2014 at 01:48 PM
If illegal aliens could vote this guy could be our next president. It won't be long.

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