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Warner’s ‘fellow Virginians’ include D.C. resident

His fellow Virginians include a Washingtonian. (GETTY IMAGES)

Burch, a District resident with a District address, didn’t get much of a substantive answer, which is not unusual for this sort of correspondence. But what Burch found unusual was how he was addressed.

“[Y]our views and those of your fellow Virginians are very important to me,” reads Warner’s letter. “I am honored to serve Virginia as your United States Senator. My top priority in the Senate is to provide efficient and effective constituent service to all Virginians.”

Writes Burch on his blog, “Warner is a nice guy, heart seems to be in the right place, and has a good head on his shoulders but apparently he either needs a geography or civics lesson.”

Kevin Hall, Warner’s communications director, said “this one must’ve gotten by us.”

To Burch’s query, Hall said, “We’ll take a look at it.” In the past, he noted, Warner “has been supportive of former Rep. Tom Davis’s proposal to give the District voting representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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