Beyer’s first ad in race for Jim Moran’s seat is aimed at women voters

Former lieutenant governor Don Beyer (D) is hitting the airwaves Thursday in the race for retiring Democratic Rep. James P. Moran's Northern Virginia-based U.S. House seat with an ad emphasizing his positions on women's issues.

The TV commercial, shared with Post Politics by Beyer's campaign, is anchored by Beyer's daughter Stephanie Beyer Kirby and former state senator Mary Margaret Whipple (D), who praise his record on abortion rights and maternity leave. Beyer appears in the final third of the ad.

"Treating women fairly isn't politics with dad. He lives it," says Beyer Kirby.

The Beyer campaign said it is spending in the low six-figures to air the ad on cable in the district.

Beyer served as lieutenant governor in the 1990s. He was a bundler for President Obama and later served as ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

The race to fill Moran's seat is crowded, with 10 Democrats running. The Democratic nominee will be a heavy favorite in the general election, given the district's strong Democratic tilt. The candidates will meet in their second forum Thursday in Alexandria.

The primary is on June 10.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Juliet Eilperin · April 24, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.