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Thursday News: “The Omen of Alabama”; GOP Tax Scam/Abomination Moves Forward; Samantha Bee Celebrates “No Moore!”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, December 14.

  • Virginia House Dem Leader David Toscano: “Congratulations to C’Ville Dems on a successful reorganization meeting tonight-it was standing room only at times. We have an energized committee and five great officers to keep us all organized: thank you Suzanne, Ivy, Bekah, Marianne and Jason for your willingness to serve.”

  • Tanner picks up 7 votes in HD-40, not nearly enough to overcome Hugo’s lead, but possibly hopeful for HD-94, where Shelly Simonds (D) trails by 10 votes pending recount.


  • From the VA House Dems:

    Donte Tanner Congratulates Tim Hugo Following Recount in HD-40

    FAIRFAX, Va.– Air Force veteran and small business owner Donte Tanner today congratulated Delegate Tim Hugo on his victory in HD-40, following a recount that determined a final margin of only 99 votes.

    “Congratulations to Delegate Tim Hugo. I wish him the best returning to the House,” said Tanner. “It’s been an honor to run for office, and I’m deeply thankful to my staff, volunteers and supporters of my campaign. The fight’s not over, and I look forward to continuing the fight as a citizen.”

    “As both a small business owner and Air Force veteran, Donte Tanner has made his dedication to community and country clear,” said House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring. “Throughout his life, Donte has always put service before self, proving that he is a fighter for all Virginians. We know that his fight to uphold Democratic values is not over, and we know he will be a tireless advocate for the people of the 40th District.”