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Don Caldwell’s friend disheartened by his independent run for Senate

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Don Caldwell's friend disheartened by his independent run for Senate

Steve Cochran, 18-year Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, said he wasn’t surprised to see the mailers. Cochran said he received both mailers sprinkled throughout the 21st Senate district. Democrats in Montgomery County have received them too. Cochran said he has known the Roanoke City’s Commonwealth Attorney and one time Roanoke City Democratic Chair […]

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Ten-day crunch for Senate candidates – poll shows tight race

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ten-day crunch for Senate candidates - poll shows tight race

Early Saturday morning 20 of Sen. Edwards’ volunteers gathered at Del. Sam Rasoul’s office scoffing down coffee and snacks harnessing the energy to hit the canvassing road for the day. You could hear faint sighs of “10 more days.” The countdown is on. Former Virginia AG and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli endorses Nancy Dye Ken Cuccinelli’s PAC, […]

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Real differences at senate candidate forum, Planned Parenthood, Photo IDs, gun legislation, marijuana

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Real differences at senate candidate forum, Planned Parenthood, Photo IDs, gun legislation, marijuana

NAACP Roanoke Branch and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority candidate hosted one of the best and last senate candidate forums Friday evening at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. All candidates for the 21st senate district, Sen. John Edwards (D), Nancy Dye (R), Don Caldwell (I) were on hand but only Mike Hamlar (D) candidate for the […]

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Campaign finance numbers out for most senate candidates for September

Friday, October 16, 2015

Incumbent Sen. John Edwards (D-21) raised $107,227 in September and has cash on hand of $165,256 as of Sept. 30 Gov. McAuliffe’s Common Good VA PAC contributed $52,500 for the period. The largest disbursement was for media purchases of about $100,000. Edwards Republican challenger Nancy Dye raised $249,939.85 in September and has cash on hand […]

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Sen. Edwards outraises Republican opponent – Caldwell garners large Via donation

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sen. Edwards outraises Republican opponent - Caldwell garners large Via donation

CORRECTION: Sen. Edwards did not receive a donation from Peter Via as previously reported. Democratic Virginia State Senator John Edwards is defending his 21st Senate district seat with a fierce determined challenge from Republican Nancy Dye. It is the toughest challenge Edwards has had in his 20-year tenure. Republicans want Edwards seat so bad they […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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