Senator Vogel’s Bill (SB 1246) has passed the Senate by a vote of 39-1, and Virginia takes a big step towards a DNC/RNC rules-compliant primary date – March 6, 2012. See below. In less happy news, the House P&E committee killed a bunch of voting rights restoration bills. Frank Anderson has a report at Blue..
The good news is it will be easier for Virginians to get there. Here is Chairman Kaine’s long awaited announcement, just sent to DNC members: Dear Member — We had a tough choice to make this year. In deciding which city should host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, we were presented with strong cases..
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..
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..
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
Josh Putnam at FrontloadingHQ and Molly Ball at Politico have posts about the evolving calendar, which appears to be moving backwards (the desired direction). Stay tuned.
The Democratic National Committee Rules & Bylaws Committee met in November to adopt the final regulations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection. The RBC will send out its final package with the regs and draft state delegate section plans and I will post those upon receipt. In the meantime, below is a calendar,..
The Democratic Party of Virginia will hold its quarterly Steering Committee meeting on Friday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 pm and Central Committee meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10:00 am. Both meetings will be at the Fredericksburg Expo Center (I-95, exit 130B, Route 3 West). The primary focus of the meetings will be the 2010..
Chairman Kaine addressed the group and discussed the Obama administration accomplishments, including getting all combat troops out of Iraq, GOP obstruction and the 2010 elections – noting our good candidates and strong strong field work. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Clair McCaskill spoke. Senate candidate and UVA aluma Robin Carnahan was not able to..
RBC Co-Chairs Roosevelt and Herman reported on the 2012 Delegate Selection Process and changes in the process. The major changes, of course, are: (1) Calender – DNC and RNC adopted the same calendar, with IA, NH, SC, and NV going in February and other states going from March to June; States which move back to..
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