“On the Way to Charlotte” Democratic officials spread the message

Thursday, August 30, 2012

“On the Way to Charlotte

DPVA chair Brian Moran, former Virginia state House minority leader Ward Armstrong, Senator John Edwards and Councilwoman Anita Price Thursday made the case for the Affordable Healthcare Act at a press conference at Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea. In Charlotte on September 4-6 the Democrats will get their turn to make the case to the […]

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Anthony Flaccavento seeks 9th congressional district seat

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anthony Flaccavento seeks 9th congressional district seat

The Democratic candidate for the 9th congressional district Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer and owner of SCALE, Inc, a consulting firm. Last Thursday evening he spoke to the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s annual picnic. Flaccavento doesn’t believe in throwing easy pitches to his Republican opponent incumbent congressman Morgan Griffith or his political party. “The […]

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Rep. Bobby Scott on local news reports on regional airports in jeopardy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott issued the following statement in response to local news reports on comments he made regarding sequestration’s effects on the Federal Aviation Administration and its potential impact on airports: “The report authored by Scott Lilly at the Center for American Progress on the potential negative effects of […]

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Full Text of Governor McDonnell’s Remarks to the Republican National Convention

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thank you!  Are you ready to elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in 70 days!  Imagine that, we’ll have a President who actually knows how to create jobs, and a Vice-President who actually knows what state he’s in.   I don’t have to tell any of you: this is a tough economy. We all have friends, […]

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RNC Platform says bias, political left indoctrination in universities

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From RNC Platform: Higher education faces its own challenges, many of which stem from the poor preparation of students before they reach college. One consequence has been the multiplying number of remedial courses for freshmen. Even so, our universities, large and small, public or private, form the world’s greatest assemblage of learning. They drive much […]

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Excerpts of Gov. McDonnell’s remarks at Republican National Convention

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

“The times call for new leadership to get this great nation out of debt and back to work. The choice is clear: the status quo of the entitlement society, or dynamic change to an opportunity society. We need a President who will say to a small businesswoman: congratulations, we applaud your success, you did make […]

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Henry Street Heritage festival benefits from sweet potato pies

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Henry Street Heritage festival benefits from sweet potato pies

Four chef’s had the difficult task of judging six sweet potato pies Saturday evening at the Claude Moore Education Complex. The Harrison Museum of African American Culture’s sponsored by The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. benefited the Henry Street Heritage Festival that will be held September 15 in Elmwood Park. Daphne […]

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Campaign office opens in Roanoke for Obama/Biden

Monday, August 27, 2012

Campaign office opens in Roanoke for Obama/Biden

Roanoke Obama supporters opened a campaign office at 109 Norfolk Avenue Sunday. Virginia Senator John Edwards spoke to over 150 supporters and volunteers chanting they were “fired up and ready to go.” The expansion of offices in Virginia sets the stage for a full-court press by both the Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan to claim the Commonwealth’s […]

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Roundtable highlights Obama economic policies

Monday, August 27, 2012

Roundtable highlights Obama economic policies

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, visited downtown Roanoke last Thursday and held a roundtable with small businesses. It was part of the “Building a Stronger Virginia Tour.” Chopra highlighted President Obama’s economic policies and investments in innovation that have helped Virginia’s small businesses and tech startups continue to thrive through the economic downturn. Chopra […]

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Councilwoman Anita Price discusses college affordability

Monday, August 27, 2012

Councilwoman Anita Price discusses college affordability

On Monday, Roanoke City Councilwoman Anita Price joins members of the Roanoke College Democrats for a press conference to highlight the contrast between President Obama’s support for education and Mitt Romney’s policies that would put college out of reach for more students. “As students return to college campuses across the commonwealth, the choice in this […]

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Democrats rebuttal to Paul Ryan – “It’s not true”

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Democrats rebuttal to Paul Ryan -

Former DPVA chair Richard “Dickie” Cranwell and council members Sherman Lea and Bill Bestpitch gave the Democratic rebuttal to VP Republican Paul Ryan’s remarks on Wednesday. Cranwell said that he welcomed the dialogue with the presumptive nominee. He said that they do not agree with the Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan philosophies to privatize social […]

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In Roanoke Paul Ryan crowd chants “We built it”

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In Roanoke Paul Ryan crowd chants

Political analyst Dr. Bob Denton was impressed by the Republican VP candidate Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan’s performance at Roanoke’s Northwest Hardware store Wednesday morning. “It was a strong contrast compared to Biden,” he said. “He’s a good storyteller – relaxed casual and he related to the audience.” He gave good references to Virginia and Roanoke. […]

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