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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, October 10.

  • Delegate Manoli Loupassi Refuses To Debate Challenger, Dr. Dawn Adams, In Final Month Of General Election

    Richmond, VA – October 10, 2017. The Adams for Delegate campaign has learned Delegate Loupassi has refused the invitation to attend a candidate forum hosted by the Virginia Equality Bar Association (VEBA); a non-partisan organization that “seeks to secure equality for the LGBTQ community and opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The forum will be sponsored by VEBA, Equality Virginia, The Log Cabin Republicans Virginia Chapter, and the Richmond Business Alliance.

    Mr. Loupassi’s flat refusal to speak before the voters of the 68th District is not unique to the VEBA forum. He has also refused to participate in a student initiated forum at James River High school, and just last week, Mr. Loupassi denied a schedule-flexible invitation to a town hall hosted by Women-Matter, a non-partisan organization that seeks to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    The town hall sought to serve as an opportunity for Women-Matter to help inform the electorate and create an environment of civic engagement for all of the citizens of the 68th District, which encompasses neighborhoods in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield. Dr. Dawn M. Adams was in attendance to speak to voters about issues concerning jobs and the economy, health care, women’s rights, and the environment. After the forum, the organization issued the following statement:

    “A majority of voters that cast their ballot last November were women and our organization firmly believes the same will hold true on November 7th, said Eileen Davis, President of Women-Matter. “Women are motivated to get to the polls and any candidate without a firm grasp on issues most important to us and our families will face an electoral struggle this election cycle.”

    Dr. Dawn M. Adams has actively pursued every opportunity to appear at forums and town halls to speak before voters of the 68th District, schedule permitting. After learning of Mr. Loupassi’s third refused appearance in the span of two weeks, she issued the following remarks:

    “I think it’s unfortunate that Mr. Loupassi again and again demonstrates that he does not need to be accountable to the voters of the 68th district or engage in conversation with his constituency. This is why in part, we need new leadership in our district; we need someone who listens and respond as the people’s representative.”

    About Dr. Dawn M. Adams
    Dr. Dawn M. Adams is a Nurse Practitioner running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 68th District. Adams currently serves as Director for the Office of the Integrated Health, and is adjunct faculty at Old Dominion University in the School of Nursing teaching Health Policy to doctoral students. Learn more about Dawn by visiting her website: http://www.adamsfordelegate.com

  • Video: New, positive ad by Justin Fairfax

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLpwdXJW9_U&feature=youtu.be

  • New ad by Karrie Delaney: “Now Hiring”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2tKxmvvWy4

  • old_redneck

    Krugman’s NYT article is a must-read – share with all your Democratic and Independent and undecided friends.

  • DNC on Jill Vogel’s Offensive Comments

    In the final debate in the Virginia lieutenant governor’s race, Republican candidate Jill Vogel said her Democratic opponent Justin Fairfax, a successful former federal prosecutor, could not “talk intelligently” after he brought up her widely decried transvaginal ultrasound bill. DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement in response:

    “Jill Vogel is trying to save a floundering campaign by using the ugliest play in Donald Trump’s playbook: baseless personal attacks on your opponent’s credentials to distract from your own failed record. Since she obviously can’t defend requiring transvaginal ultrasounds, Vogel is lashing out at Justin Fairfax by claiming he can’t ‘talk intelligently’ enough about the issues that matter most to Virginia families. Not only are her comments an obvious racial dog whistle that too many Virginians have been subjected to, they also minimize the concerns of women across the commonwealth who have the right to make health care decisions with their doctors, not politicians.

    “Sadly, this is what we’ve come to expect from Republicans who take their cues from President Trump. But Virginians have already rebuked their brand of racial grievance politics and they’ll do so again next month when they elect Justin Fairfax lieutenant governor.”