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Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Tomorrow, March 21, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Henderson Field on the Virginia Tech Campus there is expected to be a large crowd at a rally in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mike Hamlar, Democratic Candidate for Virginia Senate District 19 will take the stage at 1:00 p.m. Hamlar says he is deeply troubled […]

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Delegate Chris Head to get a primary challenge in the 17th

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Delegate Chris Head to get a primary challenge in the 17th

Harry Griego will challenge Republican Delegate Chris Head for the Virginia House of Delegates in district 17 official. Harry filed paperwork and paid the filing fee at the Roanoke County Administration Building Tuesday morning. He is currently collecting the 125 signatures requried to be a candidate. “Response has been positive” Greigo said. “Talking with people has […]

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Legislating, gerrymandering and ethics hot topics at Edwards/Rasoul town hall

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Legislating, gerrymandering and ethics hot topics at Edwards/Rasoul town hall

A lesson on the inner workings of how a “bill becomes a law” had close to 100 attendees enamored or confused at Tuesday evening’s legislative town hall at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Delegate Sam Rasoul said there are pros and cons to Virginia having citizen legislators. He explained how January and February became the […]

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Senator John Edwards announces for re-election

Monday, March 16, 2015

Senator John Edwards announces for re-election

Virginia Senator John Edwards represents the 21st district that includes Roanoke City, all of Giles County, part of Montgomery County and part of Roanoke County. Edwards was first elected to the Senate in 1995. He announced his plans for another term today with about 100 supporters at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Edwards served in […]

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Dave Suetterlein to succeed Ralph Smith as candidate in the 19th senate district

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dave Suetterlein to succeed Ralph Smith as candidate in the 19th senate district

At a news conference today, Senator Ralph K. Smith (R-Bedford County) announced he will not seek a third term representing the 19th District in the Senate of Virginia. In announcing his decision, Senator Smith endorsed the candidacy of Dave Suetterlein, his Legislative Director and the current Chairman of the Roanoke County Republican Committee, to succeed him […]

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This gaping hole in ethics reform needs to be closed

Friday, January 16, 2015

This gaping hole in ethics reform needs to be closed

Gift limits or no gifts at all will do nothing to stop the money flow into legislators pockets unless the campaign finance loophole is closed. One delegate took the challenge on last year with a bill introduced that prohibited “personal use” of campaign funds. It was left in the Privileges and Elections Committee. Delegate Marcus […]

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Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey wins the seat back he resigned on the same day

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey wins the seat back he resigned on the same day

Morrissey may have won the battle but he has yet to win the war or a seat at any caucus table. Virginians watching the soap opera play out are saying “you can’t make this stuff up.” Tonight former Democratic Delegate Joe Morrissey of the 74th district is now current Independent Delegate of the 74th district. […]

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Virginia Black Caucus strong in its rebuke of Del. Morrissey, endorses Sullivan

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Virginia Black Caucus strong in its rebuke of Del. Morrissey, endorses Sullivan

Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-74) avoided a felony this month when he entered an Alford plea on a misdemeanor for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Morrissey was charged with four felonies. He was accused by prosecutors of having sex with a 17 year-old receptionist who worked at his law firm. Other charges included allegations […]

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Kevin Sullivan chosen as Democratic nominee for 74th HOD district

Monday, December 22, 2014

Kevin Sullivan chosen as Democratic nominee for 74th HOD district

This post has been updated Dec. 23: Kevin Sullivan a self-described blue collar guy has been selected by Democrats at a caucus Monday night as their nominee for the special election for delegate in the 74th district of Virginia. The special election is January 13, 2015, the day before the 2015 session begins. Delegate Joe […]

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Delegate Fightin’ Joe Morrissey refuses to go down easy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Delegate Fightin' Joe Morrissey refuses to go down easy

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. Morrissey’s work release revoked. Richmond Time-Dispatch UPDATE: Virginia House Democrats update their statement after learning Del. Joe Morrissey plans to run in special election the same day he resigns. (See below in italic) The 74th House District Democratic Nominating Committee will hold an unassembled caucus (firehouse primary) on Monday, December 22, 2014 […]

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Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

On Twitter last night former Virginia Senator Jim Webb said he had decided to launch an Exploratory Committee to examine whether he should run for President in 2016. He made the decision after reflecting on numerous political commentaries and listening to many knowledgeable people he said In four pages Webb recounts his years as a […]

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Roanoke City Council falls with a FUD on precinct consolidation

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Roanoke City Council falls with a FUD on precinct consolidation

It’s called FUD – Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. When it comes to the consolidation and realignment of Roanoke City’s voter precincts city council fell with a FUD thud. Following Monday’s city council meeting after hearing from four speakers, each other, and Dan Callaghan the city attorney they folded the precinct tent and went home – […]

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