Judge’s ruling sets stage for possible contentious Republican National Convention

Monday, July 11, 2016

Judge's ruling sets stage for possible contentious Republican National Convention

Today a federal judge blocked a Virginia law from requiring all of the state’s GOP delegates vote for primary winner Donald Trump at their convention set for next week. The lawsuit filed by a lawyer, Carroll “Beau” Correll Jr. who backed Sen. Ted Cruz and is a member of Free the Delegates argued that forcing […]

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Mayor Bowers will not seek the 9th congressional district seat

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mayor Bowers will not seek the 9th congressional district seat

Roanoke’s Mayor David Bowers has been exploring a run for the Democratic nomination for the 9th District Congressional seat held by Republican congressman Morgan Griffith. He announced in November 2015 that he was not seeking another term as mayor. Mayor David Bowers to go out on high note – will not run in 2016 Bowers […]

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Students protest John Kasich at Virginia campus stops

Monday, February 22, 2016

Today, student activists from George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University will protest Governor John Kasich’s campus campaign stops in Virginia in response to his policies on higher education and women’s health. As Governor, Kasich slashed funding to higher education and just yesterday, he signed legislation to strip funding from Planned Parenthood in Ohio which […]

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will run for re-election in 2017

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will run for re-election in 2017

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat,  has long been expected to run for governor in 2017. The Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has also made his intentions public to seek the governorship. As attorney general Herring has made his mark in reversing many of the previous Republican administration’s harsh decisions effecting women, education, same-sex marriage, […]

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Gov. Scott Walker picks political operative Chris Leavitt for Virginia

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Presidential Republican primary candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the hire of veteran political operative Chris Leavitt today. Leavitt will serve as a political consultant to the organization, leading the campaign’s charge in Virginia and in other states critical to winning the Republican nomination for president. “It is a privilege to join Gov. Scott Walker’s […]

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Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Friday, August 7, 2015

Presidential candidate Scott Walker picks Sen. Mark Obenshain as Virginia Campaign Chair

Cleveland, Ohio – Gov. Scott Walker today announced State Sen. Mark Obenshain will serve as the Virginia state chairman for his presidential campaign. “I am privileged to introduce State Sen. Mark Obenshain as the leader of our campaign’s efforts in Virginia,” said Walker. “Sen. Obenshain is a person who shares the same conservative values and […]

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Tonight’s Republican primary debate – can you name all 17 candidates?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tonight's Republican primary debate - can you name all 17 candidates?

Who are they and why are they here? . Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chair says “tonight, your favorite candidate will take the stage for the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 election.” Priebus wants to know who you want for the Republican nominee and provides the fuzzy photos above for you to […]

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Independent senate candidate, Steven Nelson, blunt in his reply to Sierra Club questionnaire

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Steve Nelson, independent candidate for Virginia’s 19th District Senate seat was blunt in his response to the Sierra Club questionnaire: Green House emissions…”Current Climate Science INFORMS US” energy policy must change. My response REALLY? Question to you …who PAYS FOR THIS SCIENCE? Transition from fossil fuels in 10 to 40 years My responses How do […]

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Governor McAuliffe will use Medicaid expansion as a key issue to regain a Democratic Senate majority

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Governor McAuliffe will use Medicaid expansion as a key issue to regain a Democratic Senate majority

Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe held a media conference not only to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicaid but to urge Republican legislatures and governors throughout the country to expand Medicaid immediately. McAuliffe says he is the “ultimate optimist on these type of things.” Nineteen states […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why the presidential candidate shoutdown at Netroots Nation 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two of the activists, Tia Oso and Patrisse Cullers of Black Lives Matter explain in a press release “Why We Shut Down the Presidential Forum at Netroots Nation 2015.” PHOENIX—The Netroots Nation conference is the largest gathering of progressive voices in the United States. On Saturday, July 18, 2015, thousands of people gathered at the […]

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