Fairfax delegate dropping out of congressional race

Delegate Mark D. Sickles, D-Fairfax, announced last Wednesday that he is no longer running for the Northern Virginia congressional seat of retiring Rep. James P. Moran, D-8TH. Sickles said he chose to drop out of the race after he reviewed an internal campaign survey. 

“I wish that I could report that there was a clear and viable path to victory for me,” Sickles wrote. “Last night, I looked at the results of our survey of likely Democratic primary voters with respect to the candidates who have expressed interest in the nomination. I wish that I could report that there was a clear and viable path to victory for me.”

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, is among the remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination. The winner of the primary is expected to win the general election in November in the strongly Democratic district. 

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