The Democratic Party of Virgnia today posted the draft 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan for 30 day public comment, here.  I will post my comments this week.

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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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16 Mar 2011
March 16, 2011

Virginia Congressional Redistricting

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Important issue – for the next decade in Virginia and also for our draft 2012 national convention delegate selection plan, which should be out for public comment shortly.  Best coverage seems to be from @Redistrict twitter feed.  Any better sources?

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24 Feb 2011
February 24, 2011

DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meets

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The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee held its “shortest meeting on record” today.  In its meeting in San Juan last fall, the RBC finalized the rules and regulations, which were sent to State parties by Dec. 15.  Patrice Taylor reviewed the upcoming deadlines (see below).  The DNC will present a delegate selection plan webinar (to..

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21 Feb 2011
February 21, 2011

DPVA Central Committee Meeting

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Sen McEachin: “This is new day for our party.” In addition to the issues discussed at Steering Committee, Saturday’s DPVA Central Committee addressed the 2012 delegate selection allocation issue which Steering Committee did not resolve.  The issue was whether to allocate the delegates to the 2012 state and national convention among jurisdictions based on Democratic vote..

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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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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 (featuring Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley) and other party events.  See schedule in prior post and go to the DPVA website for updates and tickets to the fundraising..

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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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