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Monday News: “Don’t Wait for Trump for Fire Mueller”; Kamala Harris, Eric Holder Campaign for Virginia Dems

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, October 30.

  • Justin Fairfax:

    Republican Lt. Governor candidate Jill Vogel continues her deep, sad, and disturbing descent into gutter, Trump-style politics as she campaigns for the second day in a row with Corey Stewart whose toxic and divisive politics and celebration of the Confederacy and the Confederate Flag Vogel fully and publicly embraces.
    Down in every poll and gaining no traction despite spending millions of dollars of family oil wealth and shadowy right-wing “dark money” on a negative and cynical attack campaign, Vogel has finally abandoned her previous failed attempts to deceive voters into believing she is a moderate. She now boasts about her allegiance to Donald Trump and Corey Stewart. Virginians will reject their toxic brand of politics and vote #FairfaxForLG on November 7th to create a much brighter future for all Virginians.

  • Thanks to State Sen. Jennifer McClellan for this photo of Eric Holder, Kamala Harris, Mark Herring and Justin Fairfax

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/holderherringfairfaxharris.jpg

  • Quizzical

    Competition for scarce Army Corps of Engineers flood control projects.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/a-massive-storm-flooded-houston-experts-say-californias-state-capital-could-be-next/2017/10/29/e48bf9ea-ae9f-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html
    Their total budget for flood control projects is about 1% of the need in just two cities – Sacramento and Houston.
    I think Virginia is not going to be able to rely on federal funding to do what is necessary to control flooding in the Norfolk area.

  • Another Eric Holder photo….this time with the Perriellos, Tom and mom 😉

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/perrielloholder.jpg

  • Video: Sen. Kamala Harris and AG Mark Herring

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAd-FoZp4Lc

  • Southern Liberal
  • STATEMENT OF U.S. SEN. MARK R. WARNER
    ~ On the indictments of top Trump campaign officials ~

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement on the indictments of former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the news that former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI:

    “Today’s indictments of two top Trump campaign officials, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is a significant and sobering step in what will be a complex and likely lengthy investigation by the Special Counsel. That is why it is imperative that Congress take action now to protect the independence of the Special Counsel, wherever or however high his investigation may lead. Members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, must also make clear to the President that issuing pardons to any of his associates or to himself would be unacceptable, and result in immediate, bipartisan action by Congress.

    “We have also learned this morning that, during this investigation, George Papadopoulos made false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russians at the same time he was serving as an adviser to the Trump campaign. This is just the latest in a series of undisclosed contacts, misleading public statements, potentially compromising information, and highly questionable actions from the time of the Trump campaign that together, remain a cause for deep concern and continued investigation.

    “The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will continue its bipartisan probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election.”

  • DNC on Papadopoulos Pleading Guilty To Lying About Trump Campaign Russia Contacts

    In response to President Trump’s campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about the Trump campaign’s Russia contacts, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson released the following statement:

    “A member of President Trump’s campaign has now pled guilty to lying about the campaign’s contacts with Russia and admitted to having been told that the Russians had ‘thousands of emails’ that could damage Hillary Clinton well before it became public knowledge that this was true. We now know that the Trump team was approached multiple times with information about the Russian campaign to damage Hillary Clinton, and in each case, they appear to have welcomed the help.

    “Trump can no longer claim there is no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia. Congress must commit to protecting this investigation because we cannot trust the President of the United States.”

  • Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following the Washington, D.C. district court ruling that largely blocks President Trump’s baseless transgender military servicemember ban:

    “I am pleased to see that the judicial branch once again served as a safeguard for our American values. No one should ever be unfairly targeted because of who that person is or how that person can be labeled — least of all the brave Americans who serve in our military.

    “Today a federal judge ruled to uphold our laws and values. The President’s baseless transgender military ban was – just as I have repeatedly said since July – another discriminatory item on the White House’s hate-filled agenda. I am confident that today’s injunction heralds the eventual defeat of the president’s ban on constitutional grounds. Transgender individuals are currently serving our country in uniform. Just like all servicemembers who honorably serve our country, they deserve nothing less than our unwavering gratitude, support, and respect. This ban remains a slap in the face to every one of those Americans, and I am pleased that it has largely been blocked from taking effect.”

  • More Record Breaking: Northam Raises More Than $10.8 Million in October, From Contributions 23,436; Has $1.6 Million On Hand

    Northam has raised more than $34.6 million for the cycle from 104,639 individual contributions with 88% being $100 or less

    Northam has raised more in the month of October than any other Virginia gubernatorial candidate

    Richmond — Today, the Northam for Governor campaign announced it raised $10.8 million for the last reporting period ending October 26, bringing Ralph Northam’s total amount raised this cycle to $34.6 million. The Northam campaign currently has more than $1.6 million cash on hand as of the October 26 reporting deadline.

    In just three and a half weeks, over 23,000 individual contributions helped the Northam campaign raise more money in the month of October than any Virginia gubernatorial candidate before.

    Between Northam for Governor and Stronger Together PAC, Northam has a vast grassroots network with more than 104,639 contributions, with more than 88% of those contributions being $100 or less.

    “Dr. Northam’s vision is connecting with Virginians at the perfect time and this report proves it,” said campaign manager Brad Komar. “Ed Gillespie has run the most divisive, fear mongering campaign in modern history, and Virginians are rejecting it. With a week left, we clearly have the momentum and we’re not letting up.”

    Total for the cycle — Northam for Governor and Stronger Together PAC
    Raised: $34,692,077.21
    Contributions: 104,639
    Contributions of $100 or less: 92,357 — 88%

    Northam for Governor – October 1 – October 26
    Raised: $10,836,763.08
    Contributions: 23,436
    Contributions of $100 or less: 20,921 — 89%
    Cash on Hand: $1,656,433.89

    Stronger Together PAC – October 1 – October 26
    Raised: $1,235.12