31 Dec 2013
December 31, 2013

Inauguration Day Approaches!

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Inauguration 2014

One really good thing about 2014 will be the swearing-in of a Democratic Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, for the first time since 1989.  (We got kind of used to sweeps in the 1980s).   Here are links to major events: The DPVA is putting on a Chairwoman’s Inaugural Dinner on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7..

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21 Dec 2013
December 21, 2013

DNC Communications Update – 12.20.2013

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2014 DNC Strategy update, Mo Elleithee on 2014, really unimpressive GOP candidates for 2013 (including ChristieBridgeGate), state by state ACA benefits, Newtown anniversary, and Happy Holidays!  Note the DNC will hold its spring meeting in DC at the Capital Hilton from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2014.  More details to come. 

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14 Dec 2013
December 14, 2013

#VAAG – Rules for Recount

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The recount for the Attorney General’s election  starts on monday morning at 7 am (for Fairfax County, Alexandria and Chesapeake), and tuesday for everyone else.  Cities and counties need to complete their recounts by Wednesday, and the Circuit Court panel will start resolving disputes over ballots and then declare the winner.  A recent post reviewed..

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14 Dec 2013
December 14, 2013

DNC Communications Update

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People are signing up for the Affordable Care Act and recognizing the benefits, President Obama’s tribute to Nelson Mandela, Christie’s Bridge Scandal. 

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10 Dec 2013
December 10, 2013

#DPVA: Resolving Resolution Issues

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DPVA seems to have issues with resolutions about issues.  I’ve posted on the evolution of the Party’s resolution process and a proposal to adopt quadrennial platforms.  But the DPVA’s “Bylaws Committee” may consider other changes to the process, including limitations on the number of resolutions.  I will reserve judgment on the Committee’s recommendations, but we can..

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08 Dec 2013
December 8, 2013

#DPVA Picks Primary for 2014 Senate

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The Democratic Party of Virginia held its quarterly meeting in Newport News, Virginia this weekend – highlights: The Party voted to choose its 2014 Senate nominee by a primary instead of a convention.  If only one candidate, e.g. Sen. Mark Warner, files, he will be declared the nominee. We are seeking volunteers – both lawyers..

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07 Dec 2013
December 7, 2013

DNC Communications Update 12.6.2013

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President Obama and Donna Brazile honor Nelson Mandela, publicizing Affordable Care Act benefits, Fast for Families, economic inequality, and Republican governors 

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Commitees will meet on December 6 and 7, 2013, in Newport News, Virginia, at the Magnuson Hotel (1000 Omni Blvd, 23606).  Steering meets friday at 7:30 pm, Central on Saturday at 10 am.   It will be great to get together with many Democrats from around the Commonwealth..

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