31 Jan 2011
January 31, 2011

A Palin-Free February?

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I’ll take the pledge.

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29 Jan 2011
January 29, 2011

Virginia 2012 Primary Calendar

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Virginia state law currently sets our presidential primary date for the second Tuesday in February.  This date precedes both the DNC and the RNC window, which do not allow any delegate selection process to begin before the first Tuesday in March (except for Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada).  Legislation pending in the General..

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The General Assembly (by a unanimous vote) has finalized the 2011 candidate nomination process calendar for General Assembly (both House of Delegates and State Senate), Constitutional Officer and County Board elections.   HB 1507.   The new calendar, applicable only this year (instead of the second Tuesday in June date) is intended to allow the General Assembly..

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28 Jan 2011
January 28, 2011

DNC Communications Report – 1/28/2011

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Highlights of that excellent State of the Union speech, which set just the right tone for moving forward. 

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27 Jan 2011
January 27, 2011

FDR Overlooks Oslo Harbour

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In 1982, George Allen beat incumbent Jim Murry for the new Albemarle County House of Delegates single member district seat by 17 votes.   The guy has been hanging around ever since, amassing a long and uninpressive career as a professional politician.  We don’t need him back. In contrast, there is Jim Webb:  Jim Webb’s Record in..

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By some miracle, the DNC and DPVA did not schedule their February meetings on the same date.  The DNC meets twice per year and is holding its winter meeting in Washington DC on February 24-26.  This was the “Snowpocolypse” meeting last year – hopefully the weather will be better this time.  Here is the “tentative &..

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26 Jan 2011
January 26, 2011

DPVA J-J Weekend – Feb 18-19, 2011

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The Democratic Party of Virginia is holding its quarterly State Steering and State Central Committee meetings on February 18-19, 2011, in Richmond, in connection with our annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner and other party events.  Our J-J speaker will be our neighbor,  Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.   A schedule is below.  Please go to the DPVA website..

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The DNC has released its requirements and guidance for preparing state delegate selection plans for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  See below, and generally see our References page. 2012 Delegate Selection – Memoranda & Timetable 21012 Delegate Selection – Rules – Call – Regulations 2102 Delegate Selection – Model Plan

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