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Vote for Me, “I’ll Earmark the _ _ _ _ Out of It.” Porks ok for My District.

At last night’s Arlington County Democratic Committee’s Jackson-Jefferson Dinner, according to Scott McCaffrey of the Arlington Sun-Gazette, Moran said “that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of “earmarks” - funneling money to projects in a member of Congress's district - he understands the value they have to constituents. “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I'm going to earmark the shit out of it,” Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.”

According to his bio, Jim Moran (D), who represents Virginia’s 8th district – includes Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of eastern and northern Fairfax County – was a founding member of the New Democrat Coalition, “a group of moderate House Democrats who focus on strengthening fiscal responsibility, education and economic competitiveness.” He is serving his 16th year in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Growls has a record of opposing Congressional pork-barrel spending. See here and here, among others. In addition, Porkbusters provides more on the fight against pork-barrel spending.

To contact Rep. Moran, click here; the page includes the phone numbers to contact him that way.