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U.S. Supreme Court rules on independent redistricting

Monday, June 29, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rules on independent redistricting

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in  Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court could not make any clearer the need for a fair districting process. The way forward is simple: Speaker Howell and Virginia Republicans must stop […]

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JJ event raises one million – Hillary lets loose on Republicans

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JJ event raises one million - Hillary lets loose on Republicans

Friday night, Virginia Democrats smashed records for the most successful Jefferson-Jackson event in history, aided by an all-star lineup of grassroots leaders, Democratic elected officials, Governor Terry McAuliffe and keynote guest Hillary Clinton.   With over 2,000 tickets sold, the event raised — for the first time in history — over $1 million. By comparison, the […]

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Virginia GOP opt for a 2016 presidential primary

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Virginia GOP opt for a 2016 presidential primary

June 27, 2015 – Richmond, VA – During their regular, quarterly meeting, the Virginia Republican State Central Committee (SCC) decided today to hold a Primary on March 1, 2016 – on so-called Super Tuesday – as the means the Virginia GOP will use to bind their delegates for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, […]

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Lt. Governor Ralph Northam brings support and pizza for Mike Hamlar supporters

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam brings support and pizza for Mike Hamlar supporters

Northam still looking to run for governor in 2017 Mike Hamlar’s campaign office behind the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road was filled to capacity as they waited for Lt. Governor Ralph Northam to pay a visit and speak to the importance of winning back the Virginia Senate. Dr. Northam’s first words were that of sadness […]

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AG Mark Herring’s One Commonwealth PAC fundraiser canceled

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AG Mark Herring's One Commonwealth PAC fundraiser canceled

UPDATED: 10:37 p.m. with Adam Zuckerman’s statement on the cancellation of the fundraiser. Following the “spilling of the secret magic political beans” in The Roanoke Times Friday article [Caldwell becomes third local politician to defect from Roanoke Democrats] by Roanoke city council member Ray Ferris – the fundraiser for Attorney General Mark Herring’s One Commonwealth […]

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Third candidate Steven Nelson enters 19th Senate race

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Mike Hamlar, Democratic candidate for the 19th Senate district and David Suetterlein the Republican candidate anointed by Senator Ralph Smith who is stepping down from the office have a third independent candidate to contend with. Sen. Smith announced he would not run again for the 19th Senate District just days before Republican nominations closed giving […]

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Don Caldwell officially enters the race for the 21st Senate District

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Don Caldwell officially enters the race for the 21st Senate District

Don Caldwell, Roanoke’s Commonwealth Attorney announced his Independent bid for Virginia’s 21st Senate District today – the last day to declare as a candidate. He joins the contest between incumbent Democrat John Edwards and Republican Nancy Dye. In a statement Caldwell said: ” I will work with both parties to find pragmatic solutions to move […]

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Steve McGraw announces for re-election as Roanoke County Clerk of Circuit Court

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Steve McGraw announces for re-election as Roanoke County Clerk of Circuit Court

At a noon announcement outside the Roanoke County Courthouse Steve McGraw made his formal announcement for re-election that if elected will add to his 24-years of service as Clerk of Circuit Court that began in 1992. Prior to being elected to the Clerk of Circuit Court McGraw served on the Board of Supervisors for two […]

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E.W. Jackson endorses Harry Griego for 17th House of Delegates

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

E.W. Jackson endorses Harry Griego for 17th House of Delegates

This endorsement for tea party candidate Harry Griego in the June 9th Republican primary should assure his victory against incumbent delegate Chris Head. There is not Democrat or Independent opponent.

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Sen. Edwards kicks fundraising effort up a notch – RPV gets help from Jeb Bush

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sen. Edwards kicks fundraising effort up a notch - RPV gets help from Jeb Bush

Incumbent Virginia state Senator John Edwards (D-21) kicks his fundraising efforts into high gear for the reporting period ending May 27 outraiseing his Republican challenger Nancy Dye by over $30,000. According to VPAP Nancy Dye raised $48,126 with an ending balance of $104,194. Edwards raised $81,248 and with an ending balance of $92,383. Last period report […]

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Virginia former AG Ken Cuccinelli forms Liberty Now PAC

Friday, May 8, 2015

Virginia former AG Ken Cuccinelli forms Liberty Now PAC

Virginia former Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has created the Liberty Now PAC. Using a quote from Ronald Reagan that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” Cuccinelli said, “it was true then and it’s true now.” With Republicans holding the Virginia State Senate by a slim 21-19 majority he said […]

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Sen. Creigh Deeds announces run for re-election

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sen. Creigh Deeds announces run for re-election

After much thought, I want to announce that I will run for re-election to the State Senate this fall.  I am proud of the many things we have been able to accomplish, working together, to protect the most vulnerable, Virginia’s children, to conserve Virginia’s open space, to rebuild Virginia’s economy, and recently to reform our […]

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