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Video: Rep. Bobby Scott, Gov. McAuliffe Speeches at Virginia Dems Welcome Party in Philadelphia


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Rep. Bobby Scott says Tim Kaine on the Democratic ticket offers “a stark contrast between the yelling, division that we had last week to the calm, can’t-we-all-get along we’ll have this week.” Scott also noted that the Republican agenda was “all anti,” while Democrats have a long list of positive things to promote.

Gov. McAuliffe says that Virginia is inclusive, that the “people who represent us are representative of the people who live in our state.” McAuliffe adds that he will be making the announcement that “for the first time in the history of our country we have nominated a woman to be the president of the United States.”

Gov. McAuliffe talks about restoring voting rights to ex felons and undoing the racist roots of denying African Americans’ right to vote. McAuliffe vows that “by the end of this week, I will have restored the rights of all 13,000” ex-felons who had registered to vote, and “by two weeks, all 206,000 will have their rights back.” “So, at the end of the day, I think actually more folks are now going to register to vote.”

  • DNC Statement on Released Emails

    “On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process. The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again. “We are embarking on a convention today that — thanks to the great efforts of Secretary Clinton, her team, Senator Sanders, his team, and the entire Democratic Party — will show a forward-thinking and optimistic vision for America, as compared to the dark and pessimistic vision that the GOP presented last week in Cleveland. Our focus is on electing Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Democrats across the country, thanks to Democratic Party that is strong, unified, and poised for victory in November.”

    Donna Brazile, Incoming Interim Chair
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Secretary
    Andrew Tobias, Treasurer
    Raymond Buckley, Vice Chair, ASDC President
    Maria Elena Durazo, Vice Chair
    Mayor R.T. Rybak, Vice Chair
    Henry R. Muñoz III, National Finance Committee Chair

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