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Wednesday News: Betsy DeVos Unprepared AND a Zealot; “The Trump lobbying purge that wasn’t”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, January 18. Also see Sen. Tim Kaine questioning unprepared zealot Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

  • Elaine Owens

    “Why Can’t Democrats Win the General Assembly?” I’d add a couple of things besides the obvious fact that Democratic voters tend to only vote in “big” elections. There are also deep pockets on the Republican side for candidates in General Assembly races. It is much easier to find candidates to run for the house or senate when they know that money is behind them. Republicans have the advantage of business contributions that don’t go to Democrats in the same amounts, if at all. It seems that this might be a place where the DPVA could rouse itself and seek small donations in an attempt to build a war chest. When labor union were more powerful, they all had PACs that donated funds (and people who donated time). Those days are over. Then, there is the status of local committees. In paces where the locals are strong, Democrats win. In other places, locals vary from mediocre to moribund. Maybe the DPVA needs an officer who knows marketing…and a few regional organizers to work with locals.

  • Video: Exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Betsy DeVos


  • Quizzical

    Regrets about voting for Trump

    Of all the reasons to vote for Trump, blind trust that he would be able to work with a Republican Congress to replace the ACA with something better and cheaper is the saddest.

  • Video: Sen. Bernie Sanders kicks Polluting Pruitt’s sorry behind


  • Video: President Obama’s Final Press Conference…god I’m going to miss him. 🙁


  • Three more frothing-at-the-mouth tweets by 2013 Va. GOP Lt. Gov. nominee EW Jackson


  • Video: Sen. Tim Kaine Questions Nikki Haley, Schools Her on Iran Nuclear Deal