21 Mar 2017
March 21, 2017

Vote for Terry McAuliffe!

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Governor McAuliffe has been nominated for a 2017 StateScoop 50 Award in the category of Golden Gov: State Executive Leader of the Year. In addition to creating more than 150,000 jobs and adding a record $15.5 billion in capital investment, the McAuliffe administration has reformed Virginia’s transportation system, created the first pay-for-performance workforce credential grant,..

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01 Jan 2014
January 1, 2014

#VAAG Recount Lessons

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1956 Recount

I had the opportunity to spend 2 1/2 days before Christmas with the Herring campaign recount team at the Fairfax County Courthouse – ground zero of the #VAAG recount.   After the official canvass of the Virginia Attorney General’s race, Democrat Mark Herring lead Republican Mark Obenshain by 165 votes out of nearly 2.2 million cast…

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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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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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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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29 Nov 2013
November 29, 2013

#VAAG: Herring Wins, Recount Next

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On Monday (Nov. 25, 2013), the Virginia State Board of Elections certified Democratic Attorney General candidate Mark Herring as the official winner, completing the first Democratic sweep of statewide offices since 1989.  Because the margin was 165 votes out of 2.2 million cast — within 0.5% — the official loser, Republican Mark Obenshain has the right to demand a taxpayer-funded..

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09 Nov 2013
November 9, 2013

DNC Communications Update 11.8.2013

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Congratulations to Terry McAuliffe and other winners  and lessons from 2013 elections and onto 2014*, ENDA, Obamacare, and the President’s hometown Blackhawks and Lord Stanley’s cup at the White House.  Thanks to the DNC for their assistance with our Virginia campaigns.  *Except 2013 elections aren’t over in Virginia yet and Mark Herring should be Virginia’s..

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06 Nov 2013
November 6, 2013

The Count for Mark Herring

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When I left the Democratic Victory Party at Tysons last night, Mark Herring was losing the Attorney General’s race by 12,000 votes; when I woke up, he was winning by 400; over the course of the day it has been back and forth – losing by 1,100, winning by 32, losing by 700, and now..

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I have a real good feeling about this election day, but we win only we all vote, and vote all the way down the ticket, including for AG candidate Mark Herring and our local House of Delegates candidates.  So if you haven’t voted yet, make a plan to do so and encourage your friends, relatives, and neighbors..

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02 Nov 2013
November 2, 2013

DNC Communications Update 11.1.2013

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The DNC is focused on our Virginia’s governor’s race (as well as NJ) – see Political Director Steve Waliker’s excellent blog post and report on President Clinton campaigning for Terry McAuliffe; also Affordable Health Care, Ted Cruz’ GOP, and the new DNC CEO.

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