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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, September 12.

  • DNC member Frank Leone: “I wasn’t going to waste electrons on this, but Hillary is fine, the DNC isn’t meeting to replace her, cut the crap.”

  • Brat is pitiful, as usual…

    Rep. Dave Brat Refuses to Debate Challenger Eileen Bedell

    Richmond, Va. (Sept. 12, 2016) – Eileen Bedell, Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, has received and accepted an invitation from the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce to discuss the concerns and priorities of the business community with Congressman Dave Brat. However on Friday, the Bedell campaign learned Rep. Brat has declined this invitation.

    “Despite Congressman Brat’s refusal to meet with the Chamber and his lack of interest in discussing the issues important to our business community, I will continue listening to the needs of the people in our District, including those running businesses,” said Ms. Bedell. “As a business owner myself, I believe it is vital that all government representatives understand the challenges, priorities, and aspirations of our business community. When our local business partners succeed, our entire District succeeds. I look forward to continuing my conversation with the business leaders of Virginia and I hope that Congressman Brat will take the time to return to his District and discuss these important issues with us. The people of the 7th deserve to know what their Congressman has been doing with their tax dollars.”

    Ms. Bedell attended law school at the College of William & Mary and began her practice in central Virginia nearly 20 years ago. She has always focused her work on the representation of individuals and small businesses, helping them navigate the legal process and ensuring their interests are protected when it matters most.

    As both a small business owner and a mother, Ms. Bedell lives the challenges Virginians face every day juggling the desire for economic security with devotion to family and a commitment to setting the right example for our children to follow in the future. With the support of her husband and children, she looks forward to representing, fighting for, and protecting the interests of all the citizens of Virginia’s 7th congressional district.

    For more information on Eileen Bedell, please visit bedellforvirginia.com and follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/EileenBedellforVirginia.

  • Chelsea Clinton to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Virginia, Lay Out Stakes of Election for Millennial Voters

    On Wednesday, September 14, Chelsea Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in Roanoke, Virginia. At events in the Star City, Clinton will lay out the stakes of November’s election for millennial voters and emphasize her mom’s plans to make free community college and debt-free college available to all Americans. Clinton and Kaine’s plan, the New College Compact, would ensure that costs won’t be a barrier to attending college and that debt will not hold individuals back from achieving their goals upon completing their education.

  • Video: Phil Robertson Wants To Baptize Donald Trump…kind of says it all


  • KY Gov. Bevin: Hillary’s Election May Call For Shedding Blood Of ‘Tyrants’ And ‘Patriots’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlukBB3Hn1g

  • Video: You know what’s a hoax and a threat to humanity? Donald Trump


  • Good news from Gov. McAuliffe’s office:

    August 2016 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 12.0 Percent from the Previous Year

    Payroll withholding accounted for all of the gain

    RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that August General Fund revenue increased 12.0 percent from the previous year with two additional deposit days boosting receipts in withholding and recordation taxes. The Governor welcomed the good news but cautioned that August is not a significant month for revenue collections. September collections will complete the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 and provide a clearer assessment of revenue growth. The first estimated payments from individuals, corporations and insurance companies are due in September.

    Speaking to the trend in collections, Governor McAuliffe said, “I am pleased that we have started the new fiscal year off on a positive note with two months of above average collections. However, we still have work to do to grow and diversify our economy to ensure that our revenue picture continues to improve regardless of external forces like sequestration. I am committed to working with the General Assembly to respond to the shortfall we are facing in the current budget while protecting investments that are essential to the foundation we are building for a new Virginia economy.”

    Collections of payroll withholding taxes increased 17.7 percent in August. Collections of sales and use taxes, reflecting July sales, rose 1.1 percent in August. Recordation taxes from real estate transactions were up 24.9 percent.

    On a year-to-date basis, collections of payroll withholding taxes – 64 percent of General Fund revenues – increased 9.5 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 3.0 percent growth. Adjusting for the accelerated sales tax program, sales tax collections – 18 percent of General Fund revenues – have grown by 2.7 percent year-to-date, trailing the forecast of 3.7 percent growth. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 8.1 percent in August, ahead of the annual forecast of 1.7 percent growth.

  • Clinton campaign responds to Trump’s new TV ad:

    “As we’ve come to expect, Donald Trump gets quite a bit wrong in his new TV ad, ignoring Hillary Clinton’s comments that she did not mean half of his supporters were deplorable and her reference to the economic concerns of many of his supporters. That said, if he’d like to argue against Hillary’s claim that people who are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic or Islamophobic are deplorable, we are happy to have that debate. Trump has spent the entire campaign offering divisive views that have given rise to far too much hatred and bigotry—Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will continue to call that out.”

  • Quizzical