Monday, November 18, 2019

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Audio: Incoming VA Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) Rips Clean Virginia, Says Senate...

This morning, for whatever reason, incoming Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) went on right-wing talk radio ("The John Fredericks Show") to share his...

Audio: Trump Virginia 2016 Chair Rips New House of Delegates Leadership as “Mr. Rogers...

OK, gotta hand it to right-wing radio host and 2016 Trump Virginia Chair John Fredericks on this riff...absolutely spot-on and hilarious regarding the Virginia...

Virginia AG Mark Herring Outlines Priorities for Criminal Justice Reform

From AG Mark Herring's office: HERRING OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR BUILDING A MORE JUST, EQUAL, AND FAIR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN VIRGINIA ~ Recommendations build on work...

Virginia Delegate John McGuire (R) Abandons Constituents Days After Re-Election to Run for Congress 

The following press release is from the Democratic Party of Virginia. Gotta love how "Delegate-ish John McGuire": a) has only served 23 months in...

Graphics: Virginia Trumpublicans Losing Ground in Rural, Suburban and Urban Areas – In Other...

See below for some interesting graphics from VPAP (click to enlarge), which clearly shows the Virginia GOP in 2019 losing ground across Virginia -...

Monday News: “Trump labels top Pence aide a ‘Never Trumper’”; Week #2 of Impeachment...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 18. Hong Kong protest: police fire rounds of...

After Getting Shellacked at the Polls, Virginia House Republicans Vote to Keep the Same...

Apparently, Virginia House Republicans learned absolutely nothing from the shellacking they just took on November 5. Check out the following press release from the...

CNU Prof. Rachel Bitecofer: Not Bringing in Obama Prior to 11/5 Cost Virginia Dems...

Last night in Louisiana, Gov. John Bell Edwards (D) pulled off a narrow victory in the governor's race over the Republican candidate Eddie Rispone,...

Hey, Virginia Legislators, About That Redistricting Amendment We Begged You To Pass…

by Cindy I'm hearing a lot of rumblings within the grassroots community the last few weeks, that people no longer want to push for the...

VA Dems: Require Transparent Utility Modeling for Faster Renewables Deployment

Adapted from an article in PV Magazine USA; reprinted by permission. - Will Driscoll Given the low prices for solar, wind and storage, honest computer...

Arlington County School Board Member Tannia Talento Announces She’s Not Running for Reelection in...

Sent out late last night from Arlington County School Board member Tannia Talento, who first joined the School Board on January 1, 2017.   Dear Friends...

Sunday News: “Testimony Ties Trump Closer To Pressure On Ukraine”; Trumpster Candidate Defeated in...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 17.  Kurds watch their homes burn from afar...

Audio: Matt “Politidope” Rogers Ranks the 2020 Democratic Candidates Purely in Terms of Who’s...

Leading up to the 2019 Virginia elections, I of course was following the 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, but my focus was overwhelmingly on working...

New Study: Virginia Democrats’ Medicaid Expansion Will Save 900 Lives in Just Four Years

As we all know, Virginia Democrats pushed hard for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act for years, while the vast majority of Virginia...

VA House Democrats Announce Additional Leadership Positions

From the Virginia House Democrats: VA House Democrats Announce Additional Leadership Positions RICHMOND (November 16, 2019) -- On Saturday, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus announced their...

Jess Foster: My Personal List of Criminal Justice Reform Priorities for the 2020 Virginia...

By Jessica Foster, Esq. While I am disappointed that, after running for the House of Delegates this past election, I will not be able to...

Saturday News: “A Hero Is Born” with Marie Yovanovitch; “Impeachment and the Stone Verdict...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 16. AG Bill Barr: "It is the left that...

Norton, Beyer, Wexton Urge Park Police Internal Investigation on Killing of Bijan Ghaisar

From Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08), Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10) and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC): Norton, Beyer, Wexton Urge Park Police Internal Investigation on Killing...

AG Mark Herring Sues EPA Over Attacks on Clean Air and Climate Change Efforts

From AG Mark Herring's office: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING SUES EPA OVER ATTACKS ON CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE EFFORTS ~ Coalition files lawsuit opposing the EPA’s...

Graphs: Democratic Performance in Key Virginia State Senate, House of Delegates Districts, 2015-2019

See below for some graphs of Democratic performance in key Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates districts between 2015 and 2019.  Also see...
Gerry Connolly at VADF meeting

Rep. Gerry Connolly to @DNC/@TheDemocrats/@DCCC: “Pay Attention to Virginia!”

by A Siegel Last evening, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) spoke about Virginia politics and about impeachment at Virginia Democracy Forward's first post-2019 election meeting. Simply...

Cook Political Report: Spanberger’s Race Moved From “Tossup” To “Lean Democratic” After Virginia Democrats...

From the Democratic Party of Virginia, highlighting the ratings shift by the Cook Political Report in VA07...from "Tossup" to "Lean Democratic." Cook Political Report: Spanberger's...

Friday News: “’The sea is rising, this is not in ten or fifteen years....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, November 15. Floodwaters engulf Venice again just days after...

Video: Great to See Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) Back in Action!

I first met Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) back in 2006 when he was in the Virginia House of Delegates, after he endorsed Jim Webb...

Audio: More Looniness, Courtesy of Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05), This Time on Impeachment, the...

Most of us concluded long ago that Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) is a far-right crackpot and Trump dead-ender who probably should be ignored until...

Virginia Speaker-Designee Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Committee Chairs

From Del. Eileen Filler-Corn: Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Committee Chairs Richmond, Va.-- Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn has announced her decisions for Chairs of four committees. She will continue...

Starting a To-Do List for Virginia’s New, Democratic-Controlled General Assembly’s 2020 Session

The Twitter threads below - by VA Young Dems President and National Domestic Workers Alliance state director Alexsis Rodgers and Del. Ibraheem Samirah -...

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria/Arlington) to Debate OneVirginia2021 Executive Director on Redistricting Reform

This should be a very interesting debate. Personally, I'm with Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria/Arlington) on this one: sure, let's do redistricting reform, but let's...

Thursday News: “The Evidence of Wrongdoing by Trump Is Overwhelming”; “In the big moment,...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 14. Growth in Economic Powerhouses Starts to Diverge ...
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