DPVA sent out a reminder that the 2012 Draft Delegate Selection Plan for the national convention is online  here – Comments must be submitted by May 4, 2011.  Take a look and share it with your political networks.   Note that the DNC has taken the position that the current Congressional Districts will be used to elect delegates to..

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28 Apr 2011
April 28, 2011

2012 Nominating Process

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Rhodes Cook at Sabato’s Crystal Ball provides a nice overview of the 2012 process, although if he had been reading, e.g., Frontloading HQ, he would know that the states have been “filling in the blanks” for months and many states are done – including Virginia (as reported on this site).

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28 Apr 2011
April 28, 2011

DPVA – June Quarterly Meetings

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DPVA Chair Brian Moran has announced the upcoming quarterly meetings, which will feature a new (and likley much mproved format) and the Juneteenth lunch.  I am delighted to visit Blacksburg.  I believe the last time (and maybe the only time) the Central Committee met in Northern Virginia (not counting Fredericksburg) was  in September of 1993.  It would be..

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25 Apr 2011
April 25, 2011

DNC Chair Election – May 4, 2011

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The DNC will hold a special meeting to elect a new Chair on Wednesday, May 4 at 3 pm at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.   Below  are the proposed election rules.  Here is a NYT profile today of the only announced candidate for Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman..

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23 Apr 2011
April 23, 2011

My Favorite Revolutionary War Snake

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No, not that one.   This one:          

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22 Apr 2011
April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

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Here is President Obama’s proclamation and check out http://www.whitehouse.gov/EarthDay for activities.

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19 Apr 2011
April 19, 2011

Join the DPVA!

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By which, of course, we mean send money.  (Almost) nobody likes fundraising, but building a strong political organization that wins elections costs money.  Here’s the pitch:

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I am glad that he’s doing this kind of report, traveling the Commonwealth, spreading the message, building organization, and  raising money.  Here is Chairman Brian Moran’s Report:

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17 Apr 2011
April 17, 2011

Amazing Spiderman

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On friday, I saw the Julie Taymor version of Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark , which closed this weekend – visually, it was spectacular – they did extraordinary things with the set, costume, lighting, and video.  The flying was also very cool.  There were some technical difficulties, but it was a preview (albeit the 140th..

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13 Apr 2011
April 13, 2011

Poyekhali CAPS!

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(I think thats “Let’s Go CAPS”  in Russian).   Also, I don’t know I missed it, but this is priceless.

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