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Fimian Campaign Headquarters Set-Up Underway

As Keith Fimian, Republican Congress Candidate votes in Oakton, VA, according to his Twitter feed (@KeithFimian) 30 minutes ago, his campaign headquarters set-up is well underway.

The headquarters for his race is located at The Mason Inn on the George Mason University Campus, which opened this past July.

The election polls close at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

For all of your D.C., Maryland, and Virginia election coverage, tune in to WUSA9 tonight.

Firefighters Check Smoke Alarms, Provide Home Escape Plans

From the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters will canvas homes in selected neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County, checking for working smoke alarms, and providing family fire escape plans for residents.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will partner with the U.S. Fire Administration in supporting the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign. The initiative emphasizes smoke alarms, escape plans, and home safety walk-through to eliminate fire hazards from homes.

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family to escape a deadly fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24/7. It never sleeps.

Candidate Runs From Questions About Gunshow Loophole

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- Not only is Keith Fimian, (R) VA 11th Congressional District Candidate, running for office... he was running from the media on Friday. After the morning debate with his opponent Representative Gerald Connolly, (D) VA 11th District, on WTOP, he did not want to answer anymore questions about guns or the gunshow loophole.

" I've said I agree with Senator Warner and Wolf and Webb," he said, and was asked what HE thinks.
"I think dealers at gunshows should do background checks," Fimian said.

But licensed dealers are already required to do background checks at gunshows. Closing the loophole would force everyone else selling guns at gunshows to do background checks. Fimian's opponent, congressman Gerry Connolly supports legislation to close it. Guns became an issue in this race after Fimian said this in a recent interview:

FBI: Gunman May Have Grievance Against Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gunman who fired shots at a Washington-area Marine Corps museum and is believed to be responsible for three similar incidents may have a grievance against the U.S. Marine Corps, the FBI said Friday.

John Perren, the acting assistant director for the FBI's Washington field office, said during a press conference that investigators believe the person takes issue with the institution of the Marines, but not those serving in uniform. Perren said the person has made sure no one has been hurt, and authorities don't believe he wants to harm citizens or Marines.

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3 Shootings At Military Facilities Linked

QUANTICO, Va. (WUSA) -- FBI officials are now saying all three recent shootings at military facilities are linked by ballistic evidence.

The most recent shooting happened at a Marines recruiting office in Chantilly, Va.

"Testing of evidence at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., has established that the overnight shooting Tuesday at a vacant Marine Corps Recruiting Station involved the same weapon as the overnight shootings last week at the Pentagon and the National Museum of the Marine Corps," Officials said.

Criminal Profiler Says Same Gunman Most Likely To Blame In Three Shootings

CHANTILLY, Va. (WUSA) -- Authorities are running ballistics tests to determine whether Tuesday's shooting at a recruiting center in Chantilly is connected to shootings at the Pentagon and the U.S. Marine Corps Museum.

Who might be doing this? We know two characteristics for certain about the shooter, if in fact it's the same person. First, the person wants to create fear at the military sites targeted. Second, we now know the person is familiar with Chantilly, Virginia.

Former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, believes there's a good chance the same person is responsible for all three recent shootings at local military sites. "It's more likely than not it's going to turn out it's the same shooter. Although at this point, you can't rule out the possibility it's a copy cat."

McCrary says the third shooting, which happened early Tuesday or late Monday at a Marine Corps recruiting office in Chantilly, could provide significant clues.

Police Investigate Vandalism in Chantilly

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Fair Oaks Police District – Officers were called to a report of property damage at the U.S. Marine Corp recruiting office, 13881 MetroTech Drive around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26.

            An employee contacted police after discovering two apparent bullet holes in a window of the office and one into an adjacent business when he arrived at work this morning. Officers do not believe that there was anyone in either of the businesses at the time of the shooting. They believe the incident occurred between 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 25 and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26.