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What Last Night Means for America’s Trump Problem

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It is widely recognized that yesterday's election results -- in Virginia, and elsewhere -- represent a powerful repudiation of Donald Trump's presidency. Perhaps a...

Welcome to 2017, Virginia. It’s Time to Fight for Progress.

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We all need to find the peace necessary to move past the 2016 General Election Cycle and its results. Now that we're in 2017,...

What Are Your Target 2011 Races?

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 Virginia state and local elections are less than one month away.  What are your top priority races, the ones that matter most to you?  

Here is a list of key races derived from a number of sources. I readily admit my NOVA-centricity here, while encouraging you to pipe up about which races you think merit the biggest investment of time and money.

VA Dems' overall top priority this election cycle has to be maintaining a Democratic VA Senate so we don't lose our last bulwark against Cuccinelli/Tea Party extremism in the Commonwealth. That said, my personal highest priority race this year is Dr. Babur Lateef's campaign to unseat one of Virginia's worst demagogues, PW County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Corey Stewart.   Stewart gained nationwide notoriety for his anti-immigrant campaign -- as very well chronicled in the 9500 Liberty videos.  Stewart made common cause with racist individuals and organizations to basically cleanse his county of Latinos and other immigrants -- with some success.

If he wins, Stewart clearly has his eyes set on higher office. This, in other words, is our best chance to halt his career before he reaches a point where he can inflict widespread damage on the state, even the country.

On to the VA Senate. With so many races going on, the challenge is in finding the right lens to focus on the ones that will make the difference between a Democratic Senate and Cuccinelli Unbound. A few of those lenses include:

- Races the Tea Party is targeting, including: