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Sen. Wexton, Rep. Comstock Weigh In on “Rockwool” Story; 500 People...

If you haven't been following the "Rockwool" story, don't worry...I hadn't been either until very recently, when I saw politicians and activists starting to...

Loudoun Senators and Delegates Call On Board of Supervisors to Amend...

From Sen. Jennifer Wexton's office: Loudoun Senators and Delegates Call On Board of Supervisors to Amend Code Regarding Discharging a Firearm After Willowsford Incident LEESBURG --...

Is the Prospect of Losing Her Seat in November Getting to...

I'm not sure what's more pathetic here: a) the bizarre letter from Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA10) to Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randall (D)...

Loudoun County Board GOP Majority in Serious Danger After Last Tuesday?

The other day, I looked more closely at Fairfax County by magisterial district, to get an idea as to which County Board and School...

House of Delegates Candidate David Reid (D-Loudoun) on Why He’s Running,...

Thanks to Democrat David Reid for submitting the following post about his candidacy against Del. Tag Greason (R-HD32, Loudoun County). This is one of...

Former Loudoun County Board Member, Rabid Anti-Gay Bigot: Arlington Schools Engaged...

The following unhinged tirade, by former/longtime Loudoun County Board of Supervisors member Eugene Delgaudio (far-far-right "R"), follows Arlington School Board member Barbara Kanninen's appearance...

When Dems Vote and Do NOT Vote: Loudoun and Prince William...

The election results on Tuesday from two of Virginia's biggest counties, Prince William and Loudoun, where Hillary Clinton won BIG TIME, really tell a...

Results of 10th CD Republican Straw Poll Are VERY Telling…But Not...

Check out these Loudoun County GOP straw poll results, conducted prior to the 10th CD Republican convention, as they are very telling...although certainly not...

Congratulations to Evan Macbeth and the New LCDC Leadership Team

Congratulations to Evan Macbeth, elected on Saturday as the new chair of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee (LCDC). That committee's clearly had a lot of challenges (I'm being nice here) the past couple years, including a total wipeout of Democrats on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors this past November, as well as significant dissension in the ranks. Clearly, Evan Macbeth and his new leadership team will have their work cut out for themselves in turning things around. Fortunately, Macbeth is a dedicated Democrat, a hard worker, a strong progressive, and a smart guy. Let's hope that combination does the trick! :)

In addition to Macbeth, others elected on Ssturday include: former Sterling candidate and OFA Sterling lead Dan Lloyd as Vice Chair; former Blue Ridge District Chair Joe Pabis as Vice Chair; Jenniffer DeNigris-Kalinowski as Secretary (returning; was secretary last term); and Sterling CPA Hari Scharma as Treasurer. Good luck to everyone!

Evan Macbeth to Be New LCDC Chair? Coup Attempt vs. Bruce...

After the third straight year of disastrous elections for Democrats here in Virginia, you'd expect a great deal of ferment among Democratic committees, including DPVA. In the case of the DPVA, of course, we're not seeing that, as the culture of non-accountability for failure is deeply entrenched there. Bottom line: at DPVA, it's much more about who people "like," maintaining their exclusive club, racial/gender/regional politics, etc., than about competence and merit. In other words, DPVA seems well beyond hope.

At the local committee level, though, we're seeing a bit more ferment right now. Over at NLS, Ben reports that "In York/Poquoson, the new Chair is Jake Evans, a 21 year old local student." Congratulations to Jake, talk about a youth movement!

On a far less pleasant note, Ben reports that "Party switcher Chris Wade who ran for Supervisor as a "Democrat" this year (voting in his first Democratic Primary for himself) was elected Co-Chair of the Braddock District Democratic Committee." Now, to be clear, I have ZERO problem with party switchers from "R" to "D." Recall that I "drafted" one of them  -- Jim Webb for Senate in 2006 -- and worked for his campaign. So what's the difference between Chris Wade and Jim Webb (other than that Chris Wade is NO Jim Webb in any way, shape or form)? Simple: Jim Webb explained, repeatedly and persuasively, the thought process that led him to move from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party. In Chris Wade's case, there STILL, believe it or not, has been no explanation for how he went from self-identified "strong McCain-Palin supporter" in 2008 (3 years ago) to suddenly a "Democrat" today. So, what's Wade doing as a Democrat, and what in bloody you-know-where is Wade doing being ELECTED to a Democratic Committee?!? What I'm hearing is that, for whatever reason(s), Wade is seen by certain "powers that be" as a potential Democratic candidate in the future. Why, I have no idea, but it's certainly not based on Wade's efforts for Democrats over the years, that's for sure. Terrible choice by the Braddock District Democratic Committee.

In other news, I'm hearing that Evan Macbeth (pictured with Mark Warner above) is highly likely to be elected the next chair of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee on January 7 (he was the only announced candidate as of a few days ago, after Andy Resnick pulled out of the running). I think that's great news, as LCDC is in desperate need of having strong, energetic, dynamic new leadership, which Evan will provide. Evan's challenges basically involve picking up the pieces -- actually, more like rubble -- from the Mike Turner years as LCDC chair. That includes a 9-0 Republican Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, former LCDC members running around endorsing against their own party, and general dysfucntion all around (come to think of it, LCDC isn't that dissimilar to that other Macbeth - Shakespeare's, including the intrigue, backstabbing, deceit, etc.). I wish Evan Macbeth the best of luck in pulling together all the REAL Democrats in Loudoun County and in reenergizing the LCDC!

Lots more on the "flip," including the coup attempt against Bruce Roemmelt and the wackiness in FCDC that needs to be stopped.