The Post reports that the General Assembly will consider a congressional redistricting plan on monday.  Republican delegate Janis has introduced a bill that looks a lot like what some have called the the incumbent-protection plan that recently circulated.  Can’t we do better than this? UPDATE:  You can also find the maps and additional redistricting information..

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 Today, the the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia joined the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus in supporting the creation of a second majority-minority congressional district during the current redistricting process. 

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has been posted (finally), here.  It looks similar to the draft released on friday.  It seems like it’s too late to have an impact on General Assembly redistricting, but maybe its Congressional analysis can be considered.

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McDonnell’s Independent advisory redistricting panel offers up draft report…. – Shad Plank: The blog for Virginia politics. See this post for a link to the draft report.

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On Friday, March 25, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed identical bills HB 1843 and SB 1246 into law, moving Virginia’spresidential primary from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March – March 6, 2012.   As reported at Frontloading HQ, to put it in context:   “Virginia now joins Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont on March..

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22 Feb 2011
February 22, 2011

2011 State Election Primary Update

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 The Governor signed the bill changing the primary date for General Assembly and local offices to August 23, 2011.   Thanks to Arlington Democratic Chair Mike Lieberman for forwarding this update, which reports on changes from the original bill: Window in which political parties must notify the State Board of Elections (SBE) if a primary has..

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Just in time for the DPVA meeting which will consider a presidential primary resolution, the House of Delegates yesterday by a vote of 97-1 passed the Senate bill,  SB 1246, to  move Virginia’s presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March, for 2012 and going forward.  The companion House..

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12 Feb 2011
February 12, 2011

Virginia Presidential Primary Update

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Legislation is proceeding in both houses of the General Assembly to  move Virginia’s presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March, for 2012 and going forward.  The House of Delegates P&E Committee on February 11 reported out the Senate bill,  SB 1246, by a vote of 21-1.  The..

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The House of Delegates on Tuesday (99-0) adopted the House bill which will move Virginia’s presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March, for 2012 and going forward.  HB 1843.  The House bill has been referred to Senate P&E.  The identical Senate bill,  SB 1246, has been referred to House P&E. ..

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The House Privileges & Elections Committee yesterday unanimously (22-0) reported the House bill which will move Virginia’s presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March, for 2012 and going forward.   HB 1843 (Del. Cole, Patron).  The bill appears to be identical to the bill the State Senate unanimously passed earlier..

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