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Friday News: Sexual “Predator” Trump Gives Conspiracy-Theory, Anti-Semitism-Tinged “Unhinged Speech”; Michelle Obama Goes High


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, October 14.

  • Video: Pence: “I don’t understand” basis of Michelle Obama’s condemnation of Trump


  • Video: Trump surrogate Ben Carson completely off the deep end – shocker, eh?


  • According to VPAP, early voting in Virginia is way up from 2012, particularly in Dem-heavy Northern Virginia


  • DPVA Statement on Donald Trump’s New Leadership Team in Virginia

    The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement after Donald Trump’s campaign announced its new statewide leadership team in Virginia:

    “As more deeply troubling reports of Trump mistreating and degrading women come to light, his campaign is attempting to gloss over its disastrous week by naming a new Republican leadership council, which unsurprisingly includes lawmakers who have spent their careers supporting legislation that restricts women’s rights. What Donald Trump stands for is fundamentally incompatible with Virginia values. These Republicans are on the wrong side of history, and they will be held responsible by Virginians for enabling a man accused of repeatedly groping and assaulting women and then bragging about it. By supporting Trump, they are validating the behavior of someone who is unfit to hold our nation’s highest office. Just this week, students at Virginia’s universities publicly denounced Trump, and Virginia Republicans would do well to take a page from their book.”

    The following elected officials and candidates have been named to Donald Trump’s leadership team:

    Rob Wittman – Congressman, 1st District, and candidate for Governor
    Frank Wagner – State Senator, 7th District, and candidate for Governor
    Glenn Davis – Delegate, 84th District, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor
    Bryce Reeves – State Senator, 17th, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor
    Rob Bell – Delegate, 58th District and candidate for Attorney General
    Dave Brat – Congressman, 4th District
    Kary Coles James – Former OPM Director
    Jeannemarie Davis – Former State Senator
    J. Randy Forbes – Congressman, 7th District
    John Fredericks – Radio Host
    John Hager – Former Lieutenant Governor
    Jerry Kilgore – Former Attorney General
    Jeff McWaters – Former State Senator
    Bert Mizusawa – Major General (Ret.)
    Mike Murray – Northern Virginia Business Leader
    Suzanne Obenshain – Former State Senator
    Kerry Woolard – General Manager, Trump Winery

    Additionally, the following candidates running for statewide office have endorsed Donald Trump despite multiple allegations of sexual assault:

    Ed Gillespie, gubernatorial candidate
    Jill Vogel, candidate for lieutenant governor
    John Adams, candidate for attorney general

  • Finally! EW Jackson’s out with a voter guide so we all know what to do this election (hint: the OPPOSITE of what crazy extremist EW says!)