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Stop Thinking the Trump Supporters Will Wake Up

In conversations with a number of Democrats, I keep hearing the idea that once Donald Trump starts putting his plans into action, a good...

Sessions: KKK “okay” until he learned some were “pot smokers”

It's unquestionable that a good deal of marijuana legalization supporters voted for Donald Trump.  How many, we can't be sure, but support for legalization...

Turning Grief into Resolve After Last Night’s Loss

by Frank Anderson, Executive Director of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee Today is a sad day. What seemed unthinkable last night became a reality.  Here...

Fake Story About Ballot Stuffing Spirals Out of Control

A few days ago, a Fairfax County voter posted something alarming on facebook:  his wife had received Democratic literature in the same envelope as...

Who’s Behind the “Stop the Food Tax” Organization in Fairfax County?

Fairfax County residents will have a referendum on their ballot this November regarding a 4% tax on prepared foods.  70% of the revenue from...

Comstock brings Congressional fear-mongering to a new level

The latest message from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) is something I'd expect from one of those right-wing outfits like NewsMax, or from a more...

Republicans fail to nominate an opponent to challenge Congressman Gerry Connolly

I'm very disappointed in the Republicans of Virginia's 11th Congressional District. As it turns out, they couldn't get it together to nominate a candidate...

The Myth of the Republican Renewal in the Event of Another Loss

(cross-posted at frankoanderson.com) Some analysts are predicting serious soul-searching in the Republican Party in the event that Trump is the nominee and if he loses...

Hans von Spakovsky and friends are at it again

Written by Carol Allen Edited by Frank Anderson Right wing front group is challenging voter rolls in multiple states Fairfax County is a subject of the group's...

Tonight’s Debate in Centreville; Tea Partier John Guevara Attacks Democrat Kathy Smith’s Family

Tonight I attended the debate between Democratic School Board Member Kathy Smith and Republican Tea Party Member John Guevara, candidates for the Sully District seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Sitting on the western edge of the county alongside Dulles Airport, with about 130,000 residents, Sully is one of the most rapidly growing and changing parts of the Commonwealth. This race is a chance for Democrats to pick up an open seat in a district currently represented by a Republican, retiring Supervisor Michael Frey -- who also was the debate moderator.

I have to say that I was surprised when the debate turned ugly, thanks to Mr. Guevara's comments (which I will address later). For most of the time things were relatively civil and Guevara came across as a polished candidate who seemed committed to a drama-free event. But I guess he couldn't resist throwing some red meat to his supporters so, as they say, the gloves came off.

Supervisor Frey remarked on the large crowd, which neared 100 people -- quite a feat for an obscure political debate taking place before Labor Day. I doubt that there were many undecided voters in attendance. This appeared to be an exercise in candidates and parties getting their supporters out. Us Democrats had a good crowd, with elected officials and many top party activists in attendance. The Republicans clearly had sounded the alarm for the Tea Party folks to come out.

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