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Many join in Rep. Bobby Scott's Labor Day celebration

Many join in Rep. Bobby Scott's Labor Day celebration

After 39 in a row, something gets to be a tradition, and Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott's annual Labor Day Celebration at the family home on Shore Drive is definitely a tradition for politicians — Democratic politicians to be sure — from across Virginia.

"Just the crowd of elected officials is bigger than a lot of Labor Day parties," Sen Tim Kaine said, after more than 50 current and former members of the General Assembly and local governments from as far away as Northern Virginia and Danville introduced themselves.

Even so, the politicos were outnumbered. More than 1,000 people filled the backyard with its view of Hampton Roads and the distant...

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