Tweets from the JJ Dinner

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    I didn’t go to the JJ Dinner this year (I went in 2005-2008, attempted to go in 2009 but had major transportation problems) but here are some tweets by people who were there.

    Rich Anthony:

    *”Sen. Amy Klobuchar rocks. The people of MN should be very proud.”

    Vivian Paige:

    *”Sen Amy Klobuchar has taken the stage. V. Funny, humble, cracking Palin jokes.”

    *”Grabbed @GlennNye & asked about the AP story. He shook his head &wouldn’t confirm. Others say he told them he’s still undecided.”

    “@tomperriello is a rock star!”

    “Had a great conversation with @tomperriello just before he went on stage to speak. Awesome, just awesome. I’m writing a check tonight.”

    Shawn O’Donnell:

    *”Who said Democrats are having a down year … over 1,300 folks are filing into dinner in the Richmond Convention Center”

    *”DPVA Chairman Cranwell does a quick intro … Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones says hello and speaks about core values”

    *”Gerry Connolly from the 11th District gets a standing ovation for passing health care remark…”

    *”Tom [P]erriello from the 5th District is getting a standing O … tomorrow I’ll be casting my vote for reforming health care”

    *”Webb speaking now about economic fairness and social justice … now changes in the criminal justice system reform”

    *”Warner … financial reform will happen this year …. two quick bills … energy sector “home star” … 500k jobs over a 2 month period”

    *”Warner … w/o those stimulus check VA would look like CA”

    Gordon Simonett

    *”Sen mark warner tells #dpva that sen. republicans are abusing fillibuster and holding up 64 appointees. Time for up or down vote 14 mos in”

    Frank Anderson

    *”Warner: Responsible Republicans ‘a lot harder to find in Washington.'”

    *”Klobuchar … when the GOP leaders are wrong we must “call them out”…”

    David Englin

    *”thinks America needs more Tom Perriellos – leaders with spine.”

    Jon Bowerbank

    *”1300+ here at JJ enjoying speeches from our Congressional delegation and they’re excited about tomorrow’s health care vote. Thx BS; TP; GC!”

    *” Sens Webb and Warner did their usual superb job (thx for recognition MW) and keynote speaker Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn) is doing good work!”

    Marc Broklawski

    *”The energy in the room for Periello was nothing short of amazing. A video of the crowd at the end of his speech” http://tiny12.tv/CVXM0

    *”Sen. Warner says tomorrow we pass the health bill in the House and later in the week in the Senate.”

    Scott Surovell

    *”Lots of talk tonight from Virginia’s federal delegation on the podium tonight about making history passing healthcare tomorrow.”

    Mark Keam

    “Jim Moran & Rick Boucher not at JJ tonight. Many General Assembly members here, as well as most ’09 statewide candidates. All good folks”

    *”Webb reminds me again why I love this guy. Warner and Perriello close seconds. Connolly, Scott, Nye… We have good public servants in VA.”

    Aimee Fausser

    *”Why is glenn nye here??”

    *”I just gave gerry connolly a standing ovation. There’s a first time for everything.”

    Sean Holihan:

    *”Tom Perriello just gave the keynote. Can’t beat that. He owns this party.”

    *”Wow – bit of a difference between Connolly and Nye here. Connolly voting for health care.”

    Kyle Blankenship

    *”Connolly steps all over Nye at JJ. Conolly’s first line ‘tomorrow I’m going to join Obama and pass health care'”

    • leedynamo

      Tom Perriello owned the room.  Like Webb, he is the real deal.  He says what he believes and you know it.  Webb was very strong.  Warner was good.

      Interesting that Rich Anthony is here as I did not see anyone wearing an Anthony sticker.  Just reporting.  I am not following the race.