Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

Friday, November 18, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

In a press release Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) said that he has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.  Rasoul said he notified House Democratic Leader David Toscano and House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring this morning.  He had been elected to the position by […]

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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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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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Fourth and final night DNCC schedule

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fourth and final night DNCC schedule

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the final day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. The night will end with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination.In Philadelphia, Democrats have laid out the clear stakes in this election – […]

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DNCC third night program – Tim Kaine nomination as VP

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DNCC third night program - Tim Kaine nomination as VP

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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DNCC second night program

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton’s pick for VP, never was all in on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton's pick for VP, never was all in on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Sen. Tim Kaine aligning with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton says he is against Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a May 26, 2015 interview in Roanoke, Virginia, while meeting with the Asian-American Business Owners Association, he laid out his nuanced thinking on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), immigration, ISIL, ACA, college tuition, the minimum wage and the […]

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Democratic National Convention Schedule

Friday, July 15, 2016

Through narrative storytelling utilizing innovative technology, Hillary Clinton announced that she will present a “vision that we are stronger together will come into strong focus for the American people. A vision that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems. We are stronger together when we build an economy that […]

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Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lt. Gov. Northam and Ed Gillespie neck and neck on fundraising for 2017 gubernatorial election

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate and nominee for Virginia governor, raised over $1 million in its first financial report in 2016. Northam has over $1.4 million cash on hand as of the June 30th reporting deadline. Northam was barred from all fundraising for 60 days during the legislative session.  The Northam campaign raised an […]

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Mayor David Bowers closes chapter that started as high school dream

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mayor David Bowers closes chapter that started as high school dream

Leaving the “Catbird Seat” (see photo slideshow bottom) Mayor David Bowers has practiced law for 38 years, has been on city council for 24 years with 16 of those years serving as mayor. As a youngster he was inspired to become mayor when he met Mayor Benton Dillard at the Civic Center groundbreaking. Bowers was […]

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Former candidate for Attorney General will run for Lt. Governor

Monday, May 2, 2016

Former candidate for Attorney General will run for Lt. Governor

Former United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Justin Fairfax, ran for the Democratic nominee for Attorney  General in 2013. Fairfax came close receiving 48% of the primary vote where AG Mark Herring prevailed. According to VPAP.org, Fairfax is a 2017 candidate for Lt. Governor. Fairfax, 37, served as Chief Legal Officer […]

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Democrats rally in unity before tonight’s forum

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Democrats rally in unity before tonight's forum

At noon in the Municipal Building Stephen Niamke, Roanoke City Democratic Chair brought together not only the successful firehouse primary candidates for mayor and council but those who ran and didn’t quite make the cut. Niamke said he had heard from all eight of the primary candidates and they are all united behind Democratic council […]

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