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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will run for re-election in 2017

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will run for re-election in 2017

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat,  has long been expected to run for governor in 2017. The Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has also made his intentions public to seek the governorship. As attorney general Herring has made his mark in reversing many of the previous Republican administration’s harsh decisions effecting women, education, same-sex marriage, … [Read more…]

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Gov. Scott Walker picks political operative Chris Leavitt for Virginia

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Presidential Republican primary candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the hire of veteran political operative Chris Leavitt today. Leavitt will serve as a political consultant to the organization, leading the campaign’s charge in Virginia and in other states critical to winning the Republican nomination for president. “It is a privilege to join Gov. Scott Walker’s … [Read more…]

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Showdown Monday on redistricting and Justice Jane Roush appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Showdown Monday on redistricting and Justice Jane Roush appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court

Insinuations in statements by various groups and more recently former Gov. Doug Wilder suggest that Democrats will be hurt if they don’t get behind an African-American judge for the Virginia Supreme Court vs. a white female justice appointed to the court by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Creating division – Is this the new Virginia Way? The … [Read more…]

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Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Friday, August 7, 2015

Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Cleveland, Ohio – Gov. Scott Walker today announced State Sen. Mark Obenshain will serve as the Virginia state chairman for his presidential campaign. “I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the leader of our campaign’s efforts in Virginia,” said Walker. “Sen. Obenshain is a person who shares the same conservative values and … [Read more…]

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Tonight’s Republican primary debate – can you name all 17 candidates?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tonight's Republican primary debate - can you name all 17 candidates?

Who are they and why are they here? . Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chair says “tonight, your favorite candidate will take the stage for the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election.” Priebus wants to know who you want for the Republican nominee and provides the fuzzy photos above for you to … [Read more…]

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Independent senate candidate, Steven Nelson, blunt in his reply to Sierra Club questionnaire

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Steve Nelson, independent candidate for Virginia’s 19th District Senate seat was blunt in his response to the Sierra Club questionnaire: Green House emissions…”Current Climate Science INFORMS US” energy policy must change. My response REALLY? Question to you …who PAYS FOR THIS SCIENCE? Transition from fossil fuels in 10 to 40 years My responses How do … [Read more…]

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Sen. Edwards condemns General Assembly Republican’s rejection of Justice Jane Roush

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sen. Edwards condemns General Assembly Republican's rejection of  Justice Jane Roush

ROANOKE – Virginia Senator John S. Edwards (D) announced disappointment on the recent statement by the Republican leadership in the Virginia General Assembly on their refusal to appoint Justice Jane Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court. A position Justice Roush has held since the vacancy came up. “The Republican’s announcement that they do not intend … [Read more…]

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Governor McAuliffe will use Medicaid expansion as a key issue to regain a Democratic Senate majority

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Governor McAuliffe will use Medicaid expansion as a key issue to regain a Democratic Senate majority

Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe held a media conference not only to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicaid but to urge Republican legislatures and governors throughout the country to expand Medicaid immediately. McAuliffe says he is the “ultimate optimist on these type of things.” Nineteen states … [Read more…]

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DPVA launches “So You Googled Jim Gilmore” website

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DPVA launches

With Jim Gilmore filing to run for president today, many Americans found themselves furiously googling the nation’s 17th GOP candidate. The Democratic Party of Virginia, sensing an unmet need, has graciously launched So You Googled Jim Gilmore, a microsite aimed at educating voters on a man who will probably never be president. The microsite features … [Read more…]

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Steven Nelson, independent candidate in the 19th senate district interview

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Steven Nelson, independent candidate in the 19th senate district interview

Steven Nelson,  60, lives in Roanoke County caring for his aging mother. He also took time out of his career to care for his father, now deceased. Nelson is a graduate from Cave Spring High school with a degree in political science and public administration and a minor in economics from Appalachian State University. He … [Read more…]

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DPVA Chair touts Democratic candidates fundraising

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The latest reporting period fundraising totals show the strength of the Democratic effort this November. In every key Senate matchup, the Democrat outraised the Republican. Democrats have the momentum, support, and infrastructure that sets them up to win in November. The Democratic Party of Virginia outraised the Republican Party of Virginia by a factor of 15:1. In SD06, Senator Lynwood Lewis outraised Richard Ottinger by … [Read more…]

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Democratic candidate Kim Adkins says Bill Stanley’s silence on the confederate flag is deafening

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Democratic candidate Kim Adkins says Bill Stanley's silence on the confederate flag is deafening

Democratic candidate, Kim Adkin, for the 20th Senate district in a statement said: “For too many Virginians, the confederate flag is a symbol of hate and divisiveness, and its presence at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History tarnishes the true intent of the Confederate War Memorial. It is time for us to follow … [Read more…]

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