The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee met today to consider 23 state 2102 National Convention Delegate Selection Plans. The RBC gave Virginia’s plan “conditional approval” and approved our request for a waiver of the 10,000 Presidential candidate signature requirement (conditioned on the DPVA collecting 5,000 signatures). The DNC staff raised some minor issues,..

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06 Jun 2011
June 6, 2011

DPVA Delegate Selection Plan

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In response to DNC Rules and Bylaws Staff Evaluation, the DPVA has submitted a slightly revised version of its Delegate Selection Plan (attached).  The RBC found the plan to be in “conditional compliance.”  We have addressed the few and minor questions and comments on the text.  The RBC will consider the Virginia (as well as..

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05 Jun 2011
June 5, 2011

DPVA Does Blacksburg

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The Democratic Party of Virginia held its Steering and Central Committee Meetings in Blacksburg, Virginia this weekend – visiting the Fightin’ Ninth Congressional District for the first time in memory.  The trip was a bit of challenge, but if you are going to be stuck on a Virginia interstate for hours, I-81 has nice scenery,..

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General Assembly District Committees need to notify the State Board of Elections of their nominating processes by this friday – there are other deadlines coming up as well.  See DPVA Guidance below, and the State Board of Elections — calender and candidate information.   Thanks to all the good Democrats who are running in this challenging..

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24 May 2011
May 24, 2011

Remembering Ray Colley, Part 2

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Family and friends of former Democratic Party of Virginia  Vice Chair Ray Colley will gather for visitation today, Tuesday, May 24th from 6-8 pm, and a memorial service on Wednesday, May 25th at 10 am, both at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA.  Burial will be at the Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA..

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12 May 2011
May 12, 2011

DPVA Submits Delegate Plan to DNC

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The Democratic Party of Virginia today submitted the final draft of its 2012 delegate selection plan to the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee.  The RBC will meet this summer to review and approve the state plans.  DPVA, and the Affirmative Action Committee, will be providing information on how all Democrats can participate in this process, which..

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11 May 2011
May 11, 2011

Remembering Ray Colley

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From 2001 to 2009, I was privileged to serve as the Vice Chair for Rules (2nd Vice Chair) of the Virginia Democratic Party, but when I took over that position, I had to fill some very big shoes.  Ray Colley served in that position for over 20 years, from 1980 to through 2001, when he chose..

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On May 9, the DPVA Steering Committee held a conference call and approved the draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.    The Committee considered several public comments, and adopted the Plan as proposed.  The Plan is to be submitted to the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee on May 12, along with a letter requesting a waiver in connection with..

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28 Apr 2011
April 28, 2011

2012 Nominating Process

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Rhodes Cook at Sabato’s Crystal Ball provides a nice overview of the 2012 process, although if he had been reading, e.g., Frontloading HQ, he would know that the states have been “filling in the blanks” for months and many states are done – including Virginia (as reported on this site).

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The Democratic Party of Virginia has posted its draft 2012 National Convention Delegate Selection Plan (“Plan”) for 30-day public comment (ending May 4, 2011) at the DPVA website, so please submit your comments.  As the drafter of the 2004 and 2008 Delegate Selection Plans, and someone who has been involved with the 2012 draft Plan,..

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