Seeking a Roanoke City Democratic nomination? Contact the Chair please

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Roanoke City Democratic Committee announces a firehouse primary to select our nominees for the offices of Roanoke City treasurer, sheriff, commonwealth attorney and commissioner of the revenue from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave., Roanoke VA 24016 on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Nominees selected will be the […]

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Del. Rasoul unopposed for re-election will take no PAC or special interest money

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Del. Rasoul unopposed for re-election will take no PAC or special interest money

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has become the first member of the General Assembly who will no longer accept any special interest Political Action Committee (PAC) donations. Citing the corrupting influence of money in politics, Rasoul noted that Virginia is ranked 46th out of 50 states in political financing by the Center for Public Integrity. […]

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Ariel Lev, former CoLab director, joins Bryan Keele’s staff as campaign manager

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ariel Lev, former CoLab director, joins Bryan Keele's staff as campaign manager

Salem, VA — Salem business owner Bryan Keele announced in late February that he is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 8th District. In a press release Keele stated: “Throughout this campaign, Keele aims to help elevate individuals to financial independence. He is running as a Democrat with a “centrist” philosophy, using […]

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Lt. Gov. Northam on House Republican’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lt. Gov. Northam on House Republican's attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

In a party-line vote, Virginia House Democrats today sustained Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of a Republican bill to defund Planned Parenthood. During the debate, Republican Del. Matt Fariss, a white man, asked Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring, a black woman, whether fetuses could be selectively aborted based on race. “More than-one third of Planned Parenthood […]

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Roanoke City Sheriff Tim Allen announces run for reelection

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Roanoke City Sheriff Tim Allen announces run for reelection

Tim Allen has announced today that he is seeking re-election as Sheriff of Roanoke City. Sheriff Allen, a Democrat, ran for election first in a primary where he bested Joe Bush 1917 votes to Bush’s 292 votes. Allen then face the incumbent Republican sheriff Octavia Johnson and Independent Travis Akins a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist […]

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Republicans hit Perriello on comparing Trump election to 9/11 – video

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Republicans hit Perriello on comparing Trump election to 9/11 - video

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck covering bases on both Democratic primary candidates with video trackers. Trackers follow candidate around making videos hoping to catch opposition candidates in a macaca moment. Primary candidate Tom Perriello slipped a bit when comparing the election of President Trump to the 9/11 terrorist attack of New York City’s […]

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RPV Chairman attempts to create a rift between Democratic candidates on offshore drilling

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

RPV Chairman attempts to create a rift between Democratic candidates on offshore drilling

Both Democratic candidates seeking nomination for Governor of Virginia have refrained from negative attacks during their campaigns so far. But it seems the Republican Party of Virginia Chairman, John Whitbeck, would like to instigate some division. In a press release the RPV and Whitbeck say President Trump will create jobs and advance American energy independence […]

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Tom Perriello makes stop at IUE-CWA Local 162 in Roanoke

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tom Perriello makes stop at IUE-CWA Local 162 in Roanoke

Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions. Before Perriello […]

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Early polls show Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam leading Republican candidates for governor

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We wanted to share the good news!  A Virginia Clean Energy poll released yesterday shows Ralph Northam leading the entire Republican field. Poll: December 11-13, 2016 Respondents: 500 (40% cell phones) . Head to Head    Northam 43 Gillespie 38 Northam 43 Wager 37 Northam 42 Stewart 35 . Quinnipiac University released a poll in mid December […]

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Virginia Democrats reiterate support for Ralph Northam for Governor

Friday, January 6, 2017

Virginia Democrats reiterate support for Ralph Northam for Governor

Richmond, VA – Today, Democrats from Virginia’s Congressional delegation voiced their support for Ralph Northam’s candidacy for governor. Yesterday, Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Herring each affirmed their endorsements for Lieutenant Governor Northam, and the House and Senate Democratic caucuses unanimously endorsed his candidacy.  Senator Mark Warner said of his endorsement: “As I said in […]

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Report confirms Russia’s hack was intent to boost candidacy of President-elect Donald Trump

Friday, January 6, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued this statement regarding the declassified intelligence report released today confirming Russian hacking and interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election: The REPORT IS HERE. “Today’s report is well in line with previous assessments from the intelligence community that […]

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Tom Perriello announces his run for the governor of Virginia – see his video announcement

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tom Perriello announces his run for the governor of Virginia - see his video announcement

Today Tom Perriello in a video (see the video below) officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor Virginia. He will face Lt. Governor Ralph Northam thought to be the lone Democratic candidate in a June primary. On Twitter he posted that his team will be celebrating his campaign launch tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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