Just back from a wonderful celebration of the unique life of George Rawlings at the Massaponnex Baptist Church near Fredericksburg. Remembrances were lead by George’s brother Richard (who sounds exactly like George), State Sen. Ed Houck, and Bernie Henderson, Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth (whose remarks I will post). Dignitaries in attendance included Chuck and..
I have heard that George Rawlings passed away yesterday in Fredericksburg. George was an extraordinary guy – member of the House of Delegates, defeated “Judge” Smith, the conservative Democcratic Congressman (Va-8) who bottled up civil rights legislation, Democratic standard-bearer against Harry Byrd in the 1970 Senate race, 8th District Democratic Commitee chair, Member of the DNC,..
Candidates Candidates Everywhere An entry by a Bon Air Dem on Church Hill (April 21, 2009) I’ve been to two events in 48 hours with the 3 Democratic gubernatorial guys. That’ll do me for a while, but ’tis the season after all….
The Democratic National Committee meets about a couple of times a year, but the DNC Executive Committee and Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC) meet four times per year. The next meeting will be Friday, May 15, starting at 2 pm, at the Omni in Richmond, Virginia. I’ll provide a report.
The Democratic Party of Virginia will elect its new Central Committee members next month, so I wanted to provide an update of a prior post on this issue. The attached PDF, and text below, sets out in question and answer format information about the State Central Committee and the upcoming elections. Active Virginia Democrats should..
DPVA released the following statement earlier this evening. I will be posting my comments on the matter shortly.
Over at Blue Virginia, Lowell has a post suggesting that Jody Wagner won’t be a strong candidate for LG because she could blamed for the effects of the current recession on Virginia’s finances. Here’s my response: This Fall’s election may well in part be a referendum on the Warner/Kaine record of leadership of Virginia – and that’s..
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