Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Can Dominion’s promises be relied on? Case study 4375b: Electric charging at New...

Dominion Energy dominates Virginia and has an outsized influence on economic, environmental and other policy arenas.  Right now, Dominion is moving aggressively forward with...

AG Mark Herring Condemns Trump’s Latest Attack on Clean Air and Climate Change Efforts

From AG Mark Herring's office: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING CONDEMNS TRUMP’S LATEST ATTACK ON CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE EFFORTS ~ Trump Administration has announced an unprecedented...

Judge Allows Republican Carpetbagger Running for Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney to Stay on Ballot

by Cindy Despite Republican Nicole Wittmann showing no evidence whatsoever of being domiciled in Loudoun County on the day that she changed her voter registration...

Video: “Packed Audience” for Last Night’s Virginia Climate Crisis Forum

See below for video of last night's Virginia Climate Crisis Forum, held in Vienna, and co-sponsored by Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, the Virginia...

Wednesday News: Israeli Elections Deadlock; Sen. Kaine Says No War for Saudi Oil; “Lewandowski...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, September 18.  Israel’s two main parties locked in dead...

Video: PFAW Virginia Campaign Kickoff Event with Terry McAuliffe, Dolores Huerta, Andrew Gillum, and...

See below for video of a great event today in Fairfax Station with the People for the American Way (PFAW), former Gov. Terry McAuliffe,...

Washington Sell-Out Mary Margaret Kastelberg Will Kill Gun Safety

From the DLCC: Washington Sell-Out Mary Margaret Kastelberg will Kill Gun Safety Her campaign is funded by Speaker Cox and the RSLC — avid gun safety...

Major Anti-LGBTQ Donor Gives Massive Donation to VA Republican Delegate

From the Human Rights Campaign: Major Anti-LGBTQ Donor Gives Massive Donation to VA Republican Delegate After failing to make the ballot, Del. Nick Freitas launched a...

James Walkinshaw: Fairfax GOP Candidate Jason Remer Appoints Hate Group Leader as His Campaign...

From the James Walkinshaw for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors campaign: Springfield, VA -- James Walkinshaw, Democratic candidate for Braddock Supervisor, released the following statement...

Dems Should Stop Speaking of a Senate Acquittal as a Given

I welcome the news last night that House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler had broken new ground in his statements on the question of Trump's...

Domination: Virginia Democrats Crush Republican Fundraising In Top Races

From the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA): Domination: Virginia Democrats Crush Republican Fundraising In Top Races  RICHMOND, VA - It's no secret that Virginia Democrats have...

Gov. Northam Executive Order Sets 100% Carbon-Free Goal by 2050. That’s Nice, But We...

See below for Gov. Northam's statement on his executive order "to expand access to renewable energy, support clean energy jobs of the future." A...

Family Feud: Denver Riggleman vs. Rappahannock GOP

From the DCCC: Family Feud: Denver Riggleman vs. Rappahannock GOP Local GOP discuss censure and possible primary of Congressman  Nobody wins when the family feuds… Denver Riggleman knows he has...

Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers From July 1 Through August 31, 2019 Coming In… [UPDATED...

Campaign finance numbers from July 1 through August 31 are now coming in. I'll put up numbers as they are made available tonight and...

Tuesday News: Israel Votes; “Is This Clown Really Going to Bumble Us Into a...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, September 17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5_ay0g8n3U&amp Israel votes in repeat election focused on...

Ignoring State Climate Rules, Dominion Decides What Carbon Regulations Should Look Like

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA For several years now, Dominion Energy Virginia has factored into its plans an assumption...

Audio: Sen. Amanda Chase (R) Says “I Wish [NRA] Would Write *Me* a Check...

Good ol' Sen. Amanda Chase (far-right Republican, SD-11) is nothing if not a continued source of blog fodder. For instance, see Right-Wing Republican Virginia...

Democrats Post Record-Breaking Volunteer Numbers; Republicans Volunteer Numbers SO BAD They Won’t Disclose 

From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Democrats Post Record-Breaking Volunteer Numbers, Republicans Volunteer Numbers SO BAD They Won't Disclose  In 2017 and 2018, Democrats won by...

No Matter How Much They Try to Blame Others, PW County Republicans Like Pete...

In last week's Prince William County School Board debate (see here for video), School Board Chair Babur Lateef (D) noted, correctly, that Prince William...

Fairfax GOP Released an ESOL Plan So Awful, They Had to Delete It From...

Cross-posted on Don't Trump Fairfax According to the Fairfax Republicans, we can solve our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) challenges by segregating students...

Fairfax Dems Chair: “FCDC as an organization has become virtually ungovernable”; Time for Major...

From Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) Dan Lagana: From FCDC Chair Dan Lagana: Let’s Build a Lean, Mean, FCDC Fighting Machine for 2020 and Beyond The accompanying...

Videos: Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall Releases First General Election Ads

From the Phyllis Randall for Loudoun County Board Chair reelection campaign: PRESS RELEASE: Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall Releases First General Election Ads FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday,...

Graphic: How Candidates Work to Make Their “Cash-on-Hand” Balances Look as Big as Possible

Interesting graphic from VPAP, with post-Labor Day Virginia campaign finance reports about to come out. So basically, the strategy is to make one's "cash-on-hand"...

Monday News: “The US should never go to war to protect Saudi oil”; “2020...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, September 16. The Saudi oil attacks are signs of...

Photos: Khizr Khan Campaigns for Crucial Prince William Board of County Supervisors Race

See below for some great photos by Mike Beaty of an event in support of Raheel Sheikh, the Democratic nominee for Prince William Board...

NRA Gave Virginia Republicans Nearly $10,000 Last Week Alone

We all know that today's Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of powerful corporate interests -- the fossil fuel industry, the Koch brothers...

Kenny Boddye Recaps Last Week’s PW County Commonwealth’s Attorney Debate

Good review by Kenny Boddye of Wednesday's Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney debate I appreciate Prince William Times's coverage of Wednesday's Commonwealth's Attorney Debate. At the same...

Video: With 51 Days Until Election Day, Mayor Pete Buttigieg Stumps for Virginia Candidates

As always, I'm going to highlight and praise 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who come to Virginia before November 5 to campaign for House of...

Sunday News: “Iran denies it carried out drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities”; “New...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 15. Iran denies it carried out drone attacks...

Video: Stacey Abrams Fires Up Prince William County Democratic Candidates; Time for Virginia Voters...

Have I mentioned recently how much I love Stacey Abrams? If not, let me just repeat it: I *love* Stacey Abrams - the way...
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