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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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Senator McEachin confident on John Edwards reelection and taking back the Senate

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Senator McEachin confident on John Edwards reelection and taking back the Senate

Senate Caucus Chair Senator Donald McEachin in a conference call with reporters this morning discussed the state-of-play for the November elections. He is confident that Democrats will take back the Senate. “The playing field is tilted heavily in favor of Democrats,” said McEachin. Strong candidates emerged from the June primaries. Among the seats Democrats currently … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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, … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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