Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Monday, December 5, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates. Rasoul will seek the Democratic party’s nomination early next year. Rasoul recently made headlines in Virginia for leaving his House Democratic Caucus post as Secretary following the Presidential election loss. Rasoul was frustrated […]

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VHHA – affect on health care as a result of the 2016 election

Friday, November 11, 2016

By Julian Walker VHHA’s Vice President of Communications Excerpt from special edition of FOCUS Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s plan calls for a full repeal of the ACA. Without 60 votes in the Senate, a full repeal of the law seems unlikely in the short-term. By utilizing reconciliation, though, Republicans can gut the […]

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Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the conclusion of the 2016 elections: “I congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump on his victory and I look forward to working with him, both as the Governor of Virginia and the Chairman of the National Governors Association, to create jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and […]

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Complaint against Joe Morrissey filed with the Virginia State Board of Elections

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Complaint against Joe Morrissey filed with the Virginia State Board of Elections

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA), the Richmond City Democratic Committee (RCDC), and mayoral candidate Levar Stoney are taking legal action against mayoral candidate Joe Morrissey and his campaign for distributing an advertisement that fails to inform voters who paid for it. They say the advertisement falsely implies that the Morrissey campaign has been endorsed […]

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U.S. Attorney Fishwick appoints two assistants to handle voter complaints

Monday, October 31, 2016

U.S. Attorney Fishwick appoints two assistants to handle voter complaints

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that Assistant United States Attorneys Charlene R. Day, Ronald M. Huber and Jennie L. M. Waering will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 8, 2016, general elections. AUSAs Day, Huber […]

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Hillary for America Chair John Podesta demands more information from FBI

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary for America Chair John Podesta released a statement in response to the letter sent by FBI Director James Comey to eight Republican committee chairman in Congress: “Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it […]

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RPV chair John Whitbeck disputes FBI in letter to Director James Comey

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Late yesterday Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck wrote to FBI Director James Comey, asking that the agency review Deputy Director McCabe’s involvement in the campaign, if for no other reason than to maintain the public’s trust in the agency. In a statement to give to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI said that […]

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Virginia GOP adds another level of embarrassment to WSJ debunked conspiracy report

Monday, October 24, 2016

Virginia GOP adds another level of embarrassment to WSJ debunked conspiracy report

In another grasp at straws to gin up a depressed GOP base, the Virginia GOP is filing a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) for all email communications between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Dr. Gill McCabe’s 2015 campaign for state senate. Democrat Dr. McCabe ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Republican Sen. Dick Black in 2015 and is […]

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House Democratic Leaders propose new law extending voter registration in emergencies

Thursday, October 20, 2016

House Democratic Leaders propose new law extending voter registration in emergencies

With Monday, October 17th. tje last day to register to vote in the November 8th presidential elections the on voter registration systems collapsed under the load of last-minute attempts to register. It took a federal judge to validate and force a 5-day extension to midnight Friday. State law closes registration 21 days in advance of election […]

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Trump’s new Virginia leadership team includes all 2017 Republican statewide candidates

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement after Donald Trump’s campaign announced its new statewide leadership team in Virginia:    “As more deeply troubling reports of Trump mistreating and degrading women come to light, his campaign is attempting to gloss over its disastrous week by naming a new Republican […]

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Republican Party of Virginia denies Trump campaign’s withdrawal from Virginia

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Republican Party of Virginia denies Trump campaign's withdrawal from Virginia

The Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, John Whitbeck, denied in a statement saying media reports were wrong in concluding that the Trump campaign has exited Virginia. Whitbeck blamed Corey Stewart who was fired by the Trump campaign as the “unnamed source” in news reports. Trump fires Virginia Chairman, Corey Stewart – RPVA and DPVA statements Stewart on […]

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Roanoke College poll has Hillary Clinton up by 9

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Roanoke College Poll has Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 9 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely voters in Virginia (45%-36%). Libertarian Gary Johnson trails with 7 percent of likely voters, while Independent Evan McMullin and Green Party candidate Jill Stein each garner 1 percent. Ten percent of likely voters […]

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