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Monday News: Paul Ryan is NOT a “Moderate;” Gov. McAuliffe Needs to Veto Electric Chair Bill TODAY


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, April 11. As for that image, h/t to Ben Tribbett for finding it and posting it on Facebook!

  • Quizzical

    The Children’s Trust suit is fascinating. Here is the affidavit of Dr. James Hansen in support of the Complaint.

  • Go Donald!

    McEachin Demonstrates Significant Momentum in 1st Quarter: Strong Fundraising, Grassroots Groundswell, Key Endorsements

    Richmond – State Senator A. Donald McEachin today made this statement about his congressional campaign in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District:

    “Although I have officially been a candidate for less than a month, I have accomplished some very critical goals that I believe demonstrate overwhelming momentum for this campaign.

    “In that short time, I have raised more than $100,000. Most of my donors are individual voters who live in the Fourth, and the median donation is roughly $50. My campaign is funded by the people, and I am proud to have won the support of regular Virginians in every corner of the district.

    “I turned in, on the first possible day, over three times the required number of signatures to appear on the ballot. My team checked those signatures and almost all of them were valid. Again and again, the volunteers who collected our signatures found that folks were eager to sign. Such high numbers, gathered by volunteers in such a short period of time, demonstrate an outpouring of grassroots support.

    “Since I declared my candidacy, I have been endorsed by the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, both U.S. senators, and the League of Conservation Voters. Such broad support, early in the process and despite my having a Democratic opponent, is yet another indicator of my strong campaign. I expect that more endorsements will be forthcoming.

    “Based on these accomplishments, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington has named my campaign to its list of ‘emerging races,’ declaring that I have met ‘key organizational and campaign infrastructure goals’ and ‘have what it takes to run [an] effective, aggressive campaign.’

    “I am gratified by this strong start and I promise that I will continue to work hard every day in this campaign to promote our Democratic values and principles and, in Congress, to advocate for the values we share.”

  • Video: Sen. Tim Kaine encourages Virginians to “find your park” – “to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial this year by taking the opportunity to explore Virginia’s natural beauty and history at the dozens of National Park units across the Commonwealth”