UPDATE: See emails from Murray and Berry below.

Congratulations to Patrick Murray, who has secured the 8th District GOP nomination to challenge Jim Moran in November!

By a vote of 52%-48%, Murray won today’s primary. We also congratulate Matthew Berry for a hard-fought campaign that came within 482 votes. 13,787 people came out to vote — that’s more than both the Republican and Democratic primaries in 2008!

To view the full results, click here.

We urge all Republicans in the 8th District to unite behind Patrick Murray as we fight to retire Jim Moran.

Also, congratulations to Keith Fimian, who was nominated by our neighbors in the 11th district to challenge Gerry Connolly.

Americans for Murray email from last night:

Berry for Congress email from this morning


I wanted to write one last time to thank you for your support.  I am extremely honored that so many of you cast your ballots for me yesterday, volunteered your time for our campaign, and donated generously to fund our effort.  There are no words to adequately express my gratitude for all that you have done; I will never forget it.

While last night’s results were not what we had hoped for, I conclude our campaign with no regrets.  I am proud that together we waged a positive, issues-oriented campaign.  As my political hero Ronald Reagan said in his 1992 speech at the Republican National Convention, I hope that people will remember our campaign as one that “appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts.”

Going forward, I hope that you will continue fighting for the principles that we share.

All the best,

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