For John, BLUF: Cracks appearing in Dem Congressional facade. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Turns out that Virginia Politician and Member of Congress Jim Moran is not going to seek reelection this year.
There is at least one person stepping up to run, Mr Micah Edmond.
Edmond’s LinkedIn page mentions previous experience as as the senior defense legislative assistant for two subcommittee ranking members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC): Representative Mike Turner (R., Ohio), with the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, and Representative Joe Wilson (R., S.C.), with the Military Personnel Subcommittee. Prior to his congressional staff service, Mr. Edmond served as a Marine Corps officer. Senior posts included speechwriter for the Marine Corps service chief and special assistant/aide-de-camp for two senior general officers.
Prior to his military service, Mr. Edmond worked for Citigroup. Mr Edmond holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. and M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Regards — Cliff