'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The mud is flying in the Democratic primary for a Northern Virginia state Senate seat thought to be safe - drawing cash and attention to an intraparty fight as Republicans plot to take the state's upper chamber in the fall.
"It certainly seems noisy," said Jeff Ryer, a spokesman for the State Senate Republican Caucus.
"Quite frankly, Caren Merrick is one of our best candidates, and we're excited about our prospects in that seat. We think that that's likely to be a competitive seat in the fall," Mr. Ryer said. "It definitely bears watching."