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Tuesday News: “What’s the Matter With Trumpland?”; “Sinclair’s Propaganda Bomb”; Kaine Kicks Off Senate Reelection Bid


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, April 3.

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  • TODAY: Tim Kaine to Hold Campaign Launch Events in Hampton Roads

    Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Bobby Scott, Other Leaders to Join Kaine for Area Events

    Kaine Will Hold Rallies in Norfolk and Newport News, Events in Virginia Beach and Hampton Focusing on Military Families and Higher Education, As Part of 20+ Event Barnstorm Across Virginia

    Senator Tim Kaine will continue barnstorming Virginia to launch his Senate re-election campaign with events across Hampton Roads on Tuesday. He will hold rallies in Norfolk and Newport News, as well as events in Virginia Beach focused on military families and Hampton centered on access to higher education, including HBCUs. The Norfolk rally will feature Governor Ralph Northam, Congressman Bobby Scott, and Mayor Kenny Alexander, among other key leaders in the area, and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax will join Kaine at the Newport News rally. In the morning, Kaine will join members of the Virginia Beach military community for a community conversation on supporting military families, and in the afternoon, he will hold a student town hall at Hampton University about access to higher education and supporting HBCUs, before ending the day with an evening rally in Newport News.

    From April 2 to 7, Kaine will make 22 stops in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Southwest Virginia, Charlottesville, Southside, the Valley, and more to share his message of making jobs, health care, and education available to every Virginian. The campaign swing will include large public events to rally voters behind his vision of a Virginia that works for all, while also featuring smaller events centered on the issues important to Virginians that Kaine is focusing on in his campaign. From rallies to roundtables, at each stop Kaine will lay out the high stakes of this election and the stark choice voters face in 2018.

    Tuesday, April 3
    Virginia Beach Community Conversation with Veterans and Military Families
    When: 10:00 a.m.
    Where: Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA

    Due to space constraints, this event will be limited to participating guests. It will be open to media.

    Norfolk Kickoff Rally
    When: 12:00 p.m.
    Doors open to public: 11:00 a.m.
    Where: Academy for Discovery at Lakewood 1701 Alsace Ave, Norfolk, VA

    Hampton University Student Town Hall on Higher Education
    When: 3:30 p.m.
    Where: Wilma Harper Horne Science and Technology Hall, Hampton University, Room 109

    Newport News Kickoff Rally
    When: 7:30 p.m.
    Doors open to public: 6:30 p.m.
    Where: The Transformation Place at Gethsemane Baptist Church 5405 Roanoke Ave, Newport News, VA

  • Connolly Statement On Reports Pruitt Used The Safe Drinking Act to Give Political Appointees Pay Raises

    Washington, D.C. –Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement on press reports that EPA Administrator Pruitt used the Safe Drinking Act to give two political appointees pay raises after the White House refused his requests for the salary increases:

    “The Safe Drinking Act is meant to protect communities, not dole out favors to political appointees. Chartered airplanes. Secret phone booths. A sweetheart rent deal with industry lobbyists. Pruitt has embarrassed himself at the EPA and proven he is incapable of leading the agency. It is time for him to go.”

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