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Sen. Dick Saslaw radio audio on Virginia GOP’s temper tantrum

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw joined the John Fredericks Show yesterday to discuss the Virginia GOP’s political temper tantrum in trying to fire Supreme Court Justice Jane Roush. Some key quotes: Saslaw: “I can tell you for a fact that George Allen never consulted me, and I’m pretty darn sure given the relationship at the … [Read more…]

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VHHA creates statistical healthcare dashboard that overlays legislative districts

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

VHHA creates statistical healthcare dashboard that overlays legislative districts

Just take the “Community Health Legislative Dashboard” link and select Senate district or House district. From the dropdown list of legislators pick your Senate or House representative or compare with other districts. RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s research team has created a public “dashboard” that geographically collates Virginia health and demographic data. … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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Sen. Edwards condemns General Assembly Republican’s rejection of Justice Jane Roush

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sen. Edwards condemns General Assembly Republican's rejection of  Justice Jane Roush

ROANOKE – Virginia Senator John S. Edwards (D) announced disappointment on the recent statement by the Republican leadership in the Virginia General Assembly on their refusal to appoint Justice Jane Roush to the Virginia Supreme Court. A position Justice Roush has held since the vacancy came up. “The Republican’s announcement that they do not intend … [Read more…]

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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 … [Read more…]

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DPVA Chair touts Democratic candidates fundraising

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The latest reporting period fundraising totals show the strength of the Democratic effort this November. In every key Senate matchup, the Democrat outraised the Republican. Democrats have the momentum, support, and infrastructure that sets them up to win in November. The Democratic Party of Virginia outraised the Republican Party of Virginia by a factor of 15:1. In SD06, Senator Lynwood Lewis outraised Richard Ottinger by … [Read more…]

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Democratic candidate Kim Adkins says Bill Stanley’s silence on the confederate flag is deafening

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Democratic candidate Kim Adkins says Bill Stanley's silence on the confederate flag is deafening

Democratic candidate, Kim Adkin, for the 20th Senate district in a statement said: “For too many Virginians, the confederate flag is a symbol of hate and divisiveness, and its presence at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History tarnishes the true intent of the Confederate War Memorial. It is time for us to follow … [Read more…]

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Senator McEachin confident on John Edwards reelection and taking back the Senate

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Senator McEachin confident on John Edwards reelection and taking back the Senate

Senate Caucus Chair Senator Donald McEachin in a conference call with reporters this morning discussed the state-of-play for the November elections. He is confident that Democrats will take back the Senate. “The playing field is tilted heavily in favor of Democrats,” said McEachin. Strong candidates emerged from the June primaries. Among the seats Democrats currently … [Read more…]

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Third candidate Steven Nelson enters 19th Senate race

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Mike Hamlar, Democratic candidate for the 19th Senate district and David Suetterlein the Republican candidate anointed by Senator Ralph Smith who is stepping down from the office have a third independent candidate to contend with. Sen. Smith announced he would not run again for the 19th Senate District just days before Republican nominations closed giving … [Read more…]

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Don Caldwell officially enters the race for the 21st Senate District

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Don Caldwell officially enters the race for the 21st Senate District

Don Caldwell, Roanoke’s Commonwealth Attorney announced his Independent bid for Virginia’s 21st Senate District today – the last day to declare as a candidate. He joins the contest between incumbent Democrat John Edwards and Republican Nancy Dye. In a statement Caldwell said: ” I will work with both parties to find pragmatic solutions to move … [Read more…]

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Sen. Creigh Deeds announces run for re-election

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sen. Creigh Deeds announces run for re-election

After much thought, I want to announce that I will run for re-election to the State Senate this fall.  I am proud of the many things we have been able to accomplish, working together, to protect the most vulnerable, Virginia’s children, to conserve Virginia’s open space, to rebuild Virginia’s economy, and recently to reform our … [Read more…]

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Governor McAuliffe getting bad advice on anti-surveillance legislation

Friday, May 1, 2015

Governor McAuliffe getting bad advice on anti-surveillance legislation

RICHMOND, Va. – Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) responds to Governor McAuliffe’s veto of SB 965. The statement is from Senator Petersen’s blog, OxRoadSouth.com – First of all, I like the Governor and support his policies on economic development, which have brought thousands of new jobs to Virginia.  I also consider him a friend, and sometimes friends disagree, … [Read more…]

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