27 Jan 2009
January 27, 2009

Jody Wagner For Lt. Governor

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I am proud to support Jody Wagner for Lt. Governor and urge you to vote for her in the June 9, 2009 primary.  I first met Jody when she served as DPVA Vice Chair for Finance and was impressed by her intelligence and energy.  She promptly went on to serve the Commonwealth as State Treasurer..

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The Democratic National Committee met in Washington on January 21, 2009 and elected Virginia  Governor Tim Kaine as its new Chair.  He proclaimed the 50 State Strategy “a magnificent success” noting that he was “its first beneficiary,” and calling it “so simple, so powerful, so true.”  He declared that “the 50 state strategy is now..

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23 Jan 2009
January 23, 2009

Inauguration Updates

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I hope that everyone had a great time  and that you found our inauguration update page useful.  I’ll post pictures on Flicker.

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18 Jan 2009
January 18, 2009

Virginia Voting Bills

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The DPVA has endorsed a number of proposals pending in the Virginia General assembly to make voting easier and fairer.  See Dec. 8, 2008 entry on this site.  Things are now moving quickly in Richmond.   New Era for Virginia, an excellent non-partisan organization, has been following these bills closely.   See New Era proposals.  For updates,..

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The Democratic National Committee will meet on January 21 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (2660 Woodley Road, NW , Washington, DC 20008).  The main event is the election of the DNC Chair and other DNC officers.  Of course, President Obama has asked Governor Kaine to be chair and he will do a great job.  The..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia has provided Guidance regarding the upcoming election of the party’s State Central Committee members and officers.  The State Central Committee is composed of 24 persons from each congressional district plus approximately 20 state party officers plus approximately 10 officers of caucuses and constituency groups.  We will elect the district committee..

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As indicated in today’s press release: COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA Office of the Governor Timothy M. Kaine                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Governor                                                          January 7, 2009 Contact:                 Gordon Hickey Phone:                   (804) 225-4260 Cell Phone:           (804) 291-8977 Internet:                www.governor.virginia.gov GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ABSENTEE VOTING ~ Legislation will allow all voters to cast an absentee ballot..

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05 Jan 2009
January 5, 2009

Governor Kaine to Head DNC!

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Excellent choice!  See Washington Post article.  The Governor has my vote.

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04 Jan 2009
January 4, 2009

DPVA New Year’s Resolutions

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The New Year provides a good opportunity to reflect on lessons from last year and what we can do to build our party for the critical 2009 elections and beyond.  Here are some thoughts. 1.   Engage the new grassroots.  As never before, the 2008 presidential campaigns brought new “grassroots” activists into the process.  Some may..

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04 Jan 2009
January 4, 2009

Very Special Elections

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As you all know, we have elections every year in Virginia, except when we have more.   This year (in the next month), we have more.  Please support these excellent Democrats: January 6 – Special election in 81st House district (Virginia Beach).  Go John LaCombe! January 13 – Special election in the 46th House district (Alexandria..

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