Today is the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion (the beginning of Operation Overlord). At midnight on June 6th, 1944, 24,000 Allied troops staged a massive airborne invasion of German-occupied France, seizing and securing key strategic points in the inland to prepare for the coming amphibious assault. Between the airborne landings and daybreak, tens of thousands of Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, through a massive hail of bullets and artillery – many never made it out of the water. The Allies secured the beaches despite a heavy counterattack, in what came to be recognized as one of the most, if not the most, critical assaults in the war. The Allies fought fiercely through France into Belgium and Germany through 1944-1945, ensuring that the sacrifices of D-Day did not go in vain. Today, as we should every day, we recognize the courage and bravery of all our World War II troops on that day and every day of the war. The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, VA, about a three and a half hour drive from the 8th District.
Congratulations to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on his resounding victory last night. The GOP is strong even in blue states, and we will not back down!
We are less than a week away from the U.S. Senate primary on June 12th! The deadline to apply to vote absentee by mail has passed. Mailed absentee ballots must be received by your city/county elections office by June 12th at 7:00 pm. In person absentee voting continues through this Saturday, June 9th. If you are eligible to vote absentee, you can vote in person at your city/county elections office, listed below:
Fairfax County — 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite #323 (map). Open Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Open Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Open Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. (More information)
The campaigns are lining up volunteers to help in the last week and also at the polls on Tuesday. Here is a list of contact information for the four campaigns if you want to help:
The Murray for Congress campaign is also stationing volunteers at the polls on Tuesday to reach out to Republican voters for their help and support in the general election campaign. They are particularly looking for volunteers who can help between 6:00-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm. If you want to help, contact Jennifer Giglio at firstname.lastname@example.org.