On the occasion of the 100th day of the McDonnell administration, the DPVA has provided an excellent analysis of that administration’s failures.  To be fair, although the economy is starting to recover from the Bush recession, it is very difficult to be a Governor.  Nevertheless, McDonnell has offered little leadership in addressing the Commonwealth’s problems. .. read more →

I’ve been thinking about what the DPVA needs to do to recapture the spirit of 2008, after the disappointment of 2009.  For starters, here are my thoughts from a year ago, which are still relevant.  2009 new year’s resolutions.  More later. read more →

14 Nov 2009
November 14, 2009

Don’t Fear the Resolutions


Among other things, the Deeds campaign was unable to set out coherent positions on issues and interest Obama voters.  The Democratic Party of Virginia could have helped.  In 2001 and 2005, the DPVA Resolutions Committee worked with the Warner and Kaine campaigns to draft brief, but comprehensive, platforms setting forth the Party’s positions on issues. .. read more →

We’ve poured every penny we could into our media effort, and I’m glad to report that your grassroots support has allowed us to counter the national money Bill Bolling’s been getting – we’ve been able to buy more broadcast media in Northern Virginia than he has! Tomorrow is election day, and we’ve marshalled all of.. read more →

If we want to keep moving Virginia forward, we need to elect Creigh Deeds as Governor, Jody Wagner as Lt. Governor, Steve Shannon as Attorney General, and Democrats to the House of Delegates this tuesday.  Make sure voters know where to go to vote by checking the OFA Site and please help volunteer to Get Out.. read more →

Roanoke Times, Oct. 27, 2008 Editorial: Wagner for lt. governor The Democratic candidate can bring a trove of useful knowledge and experience to the job. read more →

Here’s a message from Jody Wagner today – read more →

In case you missed it: The Washington Post Jody Wagner for lieutenant governor In Virginia, a problem-solver is a better bet than a pol. read more →

10 Sep 2009
September 10, 2009

Deeds on Health Care

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All Virginians who want better health care and health insurance reform should support Creigh Deeds.  Here’s Creigh’s health care plan.  Here’s Creigh’s statement on President Obama’s game-chaging speech last night: The President challenged all of us to help solve America’s health care crisis. I think Democrats and Republicans all agree that rising health care costs.. read more →

07 Sep 2009
September 7, 2009

Get Your Kennedy-King Dinner Tix Now!

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Northern Virginia’s premier Democratic fundraiser — our 16th  Kennedy King Dinner — will be held Friday, September 25, 2009, at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center,  5000 Seminary Rd., Alex. Va, 23221.  The special guest speaker will be Senator Jim Webb.   You can order your tickets online at the 8th District Democratic Committee Website or by mail — $150.. read more →