Thursday, October 20, 2016
House Democratic Leader, David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville/Albemarle)
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 with no exceptions.
House Democratic Leader, David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville/Albemarle), today announced that a proposed change in state law to address emergencies that prevent citizens attempting to register from doing so in time of emergency. The proposed law would allow the S
Republican incumbent Lt. Governor, Bill Bolling is blaming the state’s revenue shortfall on Tim Kaine and Jody Wagner, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.
Wagner responded saying she , “played a key role in restoring Virginia’s fiscal health, and has worked across the aisle with Governors Warner and Kaine to ensure that Virginia is the best managed state in the country.”
Wagner’s press release:
RICHMOND – Today, Virginians for Wagner campaign manager Elisabeth Pearson released the following statement in response to Bill Bolling’s attacks in an interview with the Midlothian Exchange:
“Bill Bolling’s attacks on Tim Kaine and Jody Wagner’s fiscal stewardship would be laughable, if they weren’t so horribly misguided. If there’s anyone in this race who knows what it takes to retain a triple-A bond rating, it’s Jody Wagner, who worked for years to restore the Commonwealth’s fiscal health after Jim Gilmore’s disastrous management, which Bill Bolling advocated every step of the way. With the bi-partisan, common-sense fiscal policies of Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, and Jody Wagner, Virginia has been named the “Best Managed State” in the nation twice, and the “Best State for Business” four times-the most recent accolade being announced just yesterday.
Unfortunately for Bill Bolling, he is apparently the only person in the Commonwealth who believes we’d be better off reverting to the fiscal policies of Jim Gilmore and George Bush, instead of moving Virginia forward with four more years of the Warner-Kaine legacy. We’re very much looking forward to a healthy debate over the next four months as to which direction is best for Virginia’s future.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, party_politics