As the international debate over Palestinian statehood takes center stage this week, a separate row over Arabs in American politics is brewing in Virginia.

A newly registered state political action committee has been set up to oppose Arab American David Ramadan's bid to win a northern Virginia seat in the House of Delegates, according to paperwork submitted to state election officals.

Ramadan is the Republican nominee running against Democrat Mike Kondratick in the 87th House District that covers part of Loudoun and Prince William counties. (South Hampton Roads lost that seat, most recently held by Norfolk Del. Paula Miller (D), during reapportionment.)

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