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Video: Overflow Crowd for Forum in Rural, Deep-“Red” Part of VA-01 Shows, Yet Again, Massive Democratic Enthusiasm Building


This past Sunday, Virginia’s First Congressional District Democratic candidates (John Suddarth, Vangie Williams, Edwin Santana) participated in a forum at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock, a small town located in a town in deep-“red” Lancaster and Northumberland counties on the Northern Neck. The forum was sponsored jointly by the Lancaster County and Northumberland County Democratic Committees. I’m told that event planners printed 80 programs, thinking that was overkill. In the end, I’m told that the main room maxed out at 125, with the library opening a second room and piping in the forum via closed-circuit TV, to accommodate the final headcount of 152 people (in a town of about 1,200 people). Also note that about half of the audience raised their hands when asked if this is the earliest they’ve ever been involved or paid attention to a Congressional race in the VA-01. That should definitely tell us something about where we’re at right now in this country, and where we could very well be headed in November (“blue wave” anybody?). With that, here’s video of the forum. I’ve endorsed Edwin Santana, and I think he did great in this forum, but of course the #1 priority is that one of these three Democrats defeats Rep. Rob Wittman (R) this November.

  • old_redneck

    Upcoming events in the First Congressional District:

    Candidate forums, all three candidates attending

    Thursday, March 22
    6:30 PM
    1300 Courthouse Road
    Stafford VA

    Friday, April 6
    8:00 PM
    Old Bust Head Brewery
    7134 Farm Station Road, Warrenton, VA

    More forums to be announced.


    Senator Tim Kaine featured speaker at Dining with Dems

    Friday, April 6
    6:00 PM
    Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club
    362 Club Drive
    Kilmarnock VA
    For ticket information, email Lancaster County Democratic Committee:


    • Rick

      Awesome! Thank you Old_redneck! We can always count on you for updates from VA-01!

      Your announcements and comments are helpful and always appreciated!

      VA-02 sends their regards!