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Virginia Dems Attend WDBJ Vigil; Virginia Republicans Busy Fundraising


According to the Roanoke Times, Democratic State Senate candidate Mike Hamlar cancelled a fundraiser last night so he could attend the “Stop the Violence vigil” outside WDBJ’s station. Attorney General Mark Herring (D) also attended the vigil last night, as did State Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke). In contrast, Edwards’ Republican challenger, Nancy Dye, along with State Senator Mark Obenshain, were busy doing what they do best: fundraising. Which would normally be fine, except that Republicans have been incessantly lecturing Democrats about how it’s wrong to talk politics during a period of mourning. Hypocrisy much? Meanwhile, what we need is action to strengthen laws in a way that protects all of us against rampant gun violence. Which means, in turn, that we need to start by booting Republicans – and really anyone of either party in the pocket of the NRA – out of office (or at least pressuring them to change their ways).

P.S. I can just hear the pushback now: “but Lowell, you’re politicizing the politicizing of the politicians attending a political event.” LOL

P.P.S. By the way, former Rep. Eric Can’tor and “JEB” Bush were busy fundraising last night as well…


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