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Virginia Senate Democrats Announce Leadership, Committee Chairs ahead of 2020 Legislative...

From the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus: Richmond--Today, Senate Democrats held leadership elections for the 2020-2024 term. The following members were elected to leadership positions:  Senator Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax)...

Care in Action Makes Historic Six-Figure Investment in Virginia Elections to...

From Care in Action: Care in Action Makes Historic Six-Figure Investment in Virginia Elections to Mobilize Domestic Workers  Care in Action backs 12 women of color...

Video: You Don’t Get Any More Ridiculous, Idiotic than the Virginia...

I've watched a lot of Virginia General Assembly debates over the years, and while many have been interesting, eloquent, informative, etc., yesterday's State Senate...

Video: On MLK Jr. Day, Descendants of Gens. Robert E. Lee,...

See below for video from a few minutes ago in the Virginia State Senate, where Sen. Mamie Locke introduced the Reverend Robert W. Lee...

Video: Sen. Mamie Locke Emotionally, Courageously Reveals She Was an Incest...

See below for video from this morning of yet MORE awfulness from Virginia Senate Republicans, this time telling women what they can and can't...

Top Virginia Political Stories of 2016

The following list is not meant to be comprehensive, but these are some of the top political stories, IMHO, that took place in Virginia...

Mamie Locke Elected Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Chair to Replace Rep.-Elect...

Good choice by the Virginia Senate Democratic caucus, congratulations to Sen. Locke! (now if we could only get a replacement for Dick Saslaw as...

Assuming Donald McEachin Goes to Congress, Who Might Replace Him for...

On June 14, Democratic voters in Virginia's 4th CD will decide on their nominee for U.S. Congress in the newly-redrawn, Democratic-friendly district. The choices...

8 Ostensibly Anti-Abortion Virginia Senate Republicans Vote Against Measure that Could...

by Lowell So far, the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session has seen a bunch of crappy bills get passed and a bunch of excellent bills...

York/Poquoson Democratic Banquet an Unqualified Success

With the banquet room at Yorktown's Riverwalk Restaurant packed with an enthusiastic capacity crowd of Democrats and Senator Mamie Locke (D-2nd) and Delegate Robin Abbott (D-93rd) joining Terry McAuliffe to stir them up, you could forget for a moment that the fortunes of Democrats in Virginia have waned of late.

Thursday evening, this group enjoyed camaraderie and shared the messages of party veterans in a collegial gathering. The warnings were clear and matter of fact. Virginia is on the verge of a veto-proof Republican majority in the House of Delegates. It might not matter who the next Virginia Governor is; the Republicans look like they have a lock on 68, maybe 70 seats this fall. What happens to issues like women's reproductive rights, which Locke and Abbott emphasized as a fundamental Democratic principle, is called to question. McAuliffe asked aloud what good it would accomplish to elect a Democrat as Governor in 2013 who has no power over a Republican dominated legislature and called for a greater effort to elect delegates statewide.

This was an evening with discussions on issues of substance. More will follow on both Senator Locke's and Delegate Abbott's remarks as well as Terry McAuliffe's wide ranging address to the group. But what was impressive about this gathering was the sense of unified purpose and motivation to fight the good fight in an area not Democratic at all. If only the DPVA could harness this spirit and spread it throughout the state.