26 Mar 2013
March 26, 2013

The RNC 2016 Rules Recommendations

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Last week, the Republican National Committee released its 97 page post-election “Growth and Opportunity Project” party evaluation that the RNC Chair embarrassingly referred to as an “autopsy.”  (Copy below)   Among the Recommendations for the Presidential nomination process (pp. 72-73) are: Holding the National Convention as early as late June 2016 allowing more time to “begin the..

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The governing body of the Democratic Party of Virginia is its State Central Committee.  The Central Committee is composed of 24 members elected from each of 11 Congressional Districts; the State Party Chair and other State Party officers; leaders of the the Young Democrats, Black Caucus, Women’s Caucus and other caucuses and constituency groups; and certain elected officials..

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18 Mar 2013
March 18, 2013

GOP “Autopsy” Report

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The Republican National Committee released its post-election Growth & Opportunity Project report today.  The proposals include frontloading the primary process, with the last primary being as early as April 30, 2016.  I will have comments on this later.  .

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22 Jan 2013
January 22, 2013

DNC Meeting January 2013

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) held its first meeting of the year at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC today.  The DNC elected officers, adopted committee reports, and heard from Vice President Biden.  Highlights: Virginia has three new DNC members – The Virginia State Party Chair and highest-ranking-Vice-Chair-of-the-opposite-gender are automatically members of the DNC.  Chair Charnielle Herring..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees will meet in Fredericksburg on Friday night and Saturday morning.   See this recent post for more details.   Business will include selection of a nomination process for our 2013 candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, and I will propose a primary (instead of a convention).  ..

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05 Sep 2012
September 5, 2012

#DNC2012 Actions, Schedule

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I’ve been to five conventions, but I have never seen the party so unified, enthusiastic, and positive about putting forth our candidate and message.  From the business perspective, the Convention adopted the Credentials, Rules, and Platform Committee Reports, and elected officers.  I posted the platform yesterday and will post the Rules and Credentials, but there..

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02 Sep 2012
September 2, 2012

#DNC2012 Committees Complete Work

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The Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee met this afternoon and accredited all delegations to the national convention.  No challenges were presented to the Committee.  Yesterday, the Rules Committee met and approved the proposed convention rules without controversy.  Both of these committee reports will be presented to the Convention when it convenes on Tuesday.  The Platform..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia State Central Committee will meet on Saturday, September 15, from 10 am to 12 noon, at Walker Grant Middle School, One Learning Lane, Fredericksburg.  The DPVA Steering Committee will meet the night before, September 14, from 7-9 pm at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg (2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg).  The meetings will..

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Virginia recently strengthened its voter ID requirements, but did not require government-issued photo IDs, as discussed in this post. The Brennan Center  just issued a report on other states, however, that have this requirement:  “Ten states now have unprecedented restrictive voter ID laws.  Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin all..

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The DNC has announced the schedules, officers, and DNC-appointed members of the 2012 National Convention Standing Committees – Rules, Credentials, and Platform.  The Platform Drafting Committee will hold a hearing in Minneapolis on July 27-29 and is accepting requests to testify and written testimony via online portal at http://www.democrats.org/platform  – submissions must be provided prior to..

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