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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Governor McAuliffe vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Governor McAuliffe vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker said, “Today Governor McAuliffe stood with Planned Parenthood, Virginia Democrats, and women across the Commonwealth when he vetoed House Bill 1090. He also sent an unmistakable message about the importance of electing leaders who put health care and economic growth ahead of an extreme and divisive social […]

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Virginia Democrats call Cuccinelli nomination for SCOVA a cynical political maneuver

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Early today, the Virginian-Pilot reported that Republicans are considering failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli for appointment to the Supreme Court of Virginia. This is the latest chapter in a political disaster for Virginia Republicans who are throwing everything at the wall trying to keep a qualified and bipartisan female jurist off of the bench. During […]

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Roanoke City Democratic Executive Committee defends Feb. 13 firehouse primary

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Roanoke City Democratic Executive Committee defends Feb. 13 firehouse primary

The Roanoke City Democratic Committee (RCDC) and its Executive Committee express our concern for voters who experienced difficulty during the recent primary election, our pride at the energy and deportment of our volunteer workers, and our disappointment with some of the commentary that has ensued in the press and on social media. Stephen Niamke, chair […]

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