About an hour ago, DPVA Chair Charniele Herring was on The Politics Hour on WAMU. Here are my tweets from this segment:
*Dems “poised for success in Virginia,” “ready for a change in governorship”
*Bills to restrict women’s reproductive rights “woke up voters,” Virginia “testing ground” for national level.
*Virginia needs to stop passing bills that alienate people, make them second guess whether they should live here.
*Under divisive Republicans like Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia is slipping in terms of a place to do business.
*Confident Virginia transportation bill passes constitutional muster, was fully vetted by legal counsel
*We can gain seats in Virginia House of Delegates this year, including in the 16 Obama districts held by GOP’ers
*Strong ground game is crucial for 2013 elections in Virginia, need to turn out Obama/Kaine voters.
*Virginia Democrats need to build a bench of potential candidates, will be a long-term effort.
*Charnielle Herring hopes Gov. Bob McDonnell strikes hybrid fee and replaces the revenues with something else.