Ballot Access News and Republican blogger Moe Lane have a fascinating take on the failure of GOP loser candidates to get on Virginia’s primary ballot.  The bottom line is that, although Va. Code sec. 24.2-545.B requires candidates seeking access to Virginia’s presidential primary ballot to submit 10,000 signatures of “qualified voters,” including 400 per Congressional District, in the..

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10 Dec 2011
December 10, 2011

DNC State Chairs Group Meets

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One of the most important groups within the Democratic National Committee is the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC), which consists of each state’s party chair, first vice chair, and executive director.  The ASDC meets four times a year and just concluded its winter meeting here in Las Vegas.  Over the past three days, the..

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03 Dec 2011
December 3, 2011

DPVA State Committees Meet

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The DPVA Steering and Central Committee met this weekend in Hampton VA.  Highlights included Congressman Bobby Scott’s speech, discussion of 2011 results and lessons and 2012 Obama and Kaine campaign activities, and adoption of resolutions. Virginia Obama State Director Lise Clavel (who managed Tom Periello’s campaigns and served as his Chief of Staff) reported that field staff is..

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25 Nov 2011
November 25, 2011

DPVA Action

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Every year around this time, DemRulz sets forth ideas for Democratic Party of Virginia actions for the coming year.  See 2009, 2010, 2011.  This year a number of Democrats have also posted ideas at Blue Virginia.  Accomplishing the DPVA’s primary mission in 2012 – helping President Obama again carry Virginia, electing Tim Kaine to the US..

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25 Nov 2011
November 25, 2011

Holidays at the Obama Store

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It’s time to start shopping for the holidays, restart the economy, share gifts with loved ones, and help re-elect President Obama.    I’ll be doing my Christmas shopping at the Obama Store – http://store.barackobama.com/

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09 Nov 2011
November 9, 2011

Hitting the Canvass

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In Virginia, elections  don’t end on election day.   After the polls close at 7 pm, the precinct poll workers count their ballots and report the results to the local registrar, who forwards the information to the State Board of Elections (SBE), which then posts the results here.  (With varying degrees of accuracy, and last night,..

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07 Nov 2011
November 7, 2011

DNC Communications Update

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Jobs, avoiding medcine shortages, fixing the Euromess, fighting for choice, Fort Monroe VA National Monument!, jobs, middle class security

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The DPVA Central Committee met in Woodbridge this morning and endorsed the Senate-passed Congressional redistricting plan that provides for two opportunity districts, called for a primary to nominate he next US senator from Virginia, and voted to hold the 2012 VA Democratic Convention at George Mason University in Fairfax.  It will be  the first Northern Virginia Convention ever and we hope..

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I would like to share the attached statement from State Senator Mamie Locke in support of the DPVA Resolution favoring the Senate-endorsed Congressional redistricting plan.   Some have raised concerns that the reduced African-American percentage of the Third CD will make election of an African-American Congressman from that district unlikely.  Senator Locke points out that:  “The Senate..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committee meetings tonight and tomorrow will consider a couple of important political issues.  (Text below) First, it will vote on a resolution, unanimously endorsed by the Resolutions Committee. supporting the State Senate plan for congressional redistricting which will provide for fair and competitive districts and establish two minority opportunity..

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