Tag: Democratic Party of Virginia

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Free Nelson highlights Dominion donation to Democratic Party

The anti-pipeline group Free Nelson is highlighting a $100,000 political contribution from Dominion to the Democratic Party of Virginia.


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Settlement will fix issues with long wait times at Virginia polling places

the Democratic Party of Virginia announced a settlement with the State Board of Elections to remedy Virginia’s problem with long wait times to vote.


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Virginia Democrats announce $4.9 million raised in third quarter of 2015

The Democratic Party of Virginia and Common Good VA PAC will report tomorrow a combined $4.9 million raised in the third quarter of 2015 for the November elections.


Virginia Democrats announce new staff hires to expand communications, targeting infrastructure

Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker today announced the addition of two new staffers to the DPVA team.


Democratic Party of Virginia formally approves 2016 Delegate Selection Plan

The Steering Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia has formally approved the 2016 Delegate Selection Plan. This plan outlines the process to be used by the Democratic Party of Virginia in selecting delegates for the National Convention, scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on July 25–28, 2016.


Richmond Democratic Del. Joe Morrissey resigns, will run in special election

Embattled Richmond Democratic Del. Joe Morrissey finally heeded calls from fellow lawmakers to resign after entering an Alford plea on charges that he engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with an underage staffer, formally stepping down on Thursday.


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Statement from Virginia Democrats on Governor McAuliffe’s budget plan

Statement from Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia on the budget proposal from Governor Terry McAuliffe.


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Winners and Losers Special Edition: Toocloseforcomfort U.S. Senate race

WINNER: Ed Gillespie OK, he lost, sure. But we expected him to lose. Just not by 18,000 votes. (Maybe 18 points, but not 18,000 votes.) Now Gillespie is the odds-on favorite to be the Republican nominee for governor in 2017.


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Will GOP leaders embrace fair redistricting?

Tuesday’s historic decision by a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia has paved the way for new congressional districts that better reflect Virginia’s unique demographics. The question being asked by Virginia Democrats: will Republican leaders who pushed the redistricting ultimately shot down by the federal judge support a new, fair approach to redistricting?


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Is Dave Brat suddenly afraid to debate?

Dave Brat was frustrated when powerful House Republican leader Eric Cantor seemed to be avoiding his requests for a debate during their congressional nomination race.


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Virginia Democrats comment on Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

The Supreme Court today denied a writ of certiorati in the case that overturned Virginia’s ban on gay marriages, making marriage equality finally legal for all Virginians.


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Democrats decry do-nothing GOP after Medicaid special session

Virginia Democrats blasted House Republicans after an uneventful special session of the Virginia General Assembly came and went on Thursday without any action on Medicaid reform.


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Will Speaker Howell support his own party’s healthcare bill?

If House Republicans were serious about using this special session to close the healthcare coverage gap, you think they’d be wiling to at least consider a bill coming from their own party.


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Hand in the cookie jar? Democrats raise issue with Terry Kilgore, tobacco commission

Yesterday marked yet another episode in the shady saga of Terry Kilgore as he continues to use his official Tobacco Commission chairmanship to benefit his family members.


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Democratic Party chair statement on Bob McDonnell verdict

Today, after a nearly month-long trial, a jury found former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell guilty on all 11 charges filed against him. His wife, Maureen, was also found guilty on nine of those same 11 charges.


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Del. Rosalyn Dance unofficial winner in State Senate primary

The Democratic Party of Virginia held an unassembled caucus today to determine its candidate for the special State Senate election to be held on November 4, 2014 to fill the remaining term of former Senator Henry Marsh.


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Democrats raise issue with anti-Muslim statement from Virginia Republican Party official

Virginia Democrats are calling on Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie to condemn a Facebook post from Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds suggesting that Muslims have contributed nothing to the American social fabric.


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Dems: Learn about Enron Ed

During Saturday’s debate, lobbyist Ed Gillespie will attempt to recast himself as a “small businessman.” Don’t be fooled. He conveniently leaves out that he spent most of his career as a multi-million dollar Washington lobbyist for companies like Enron.


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Medicaid fight: Republicans, Democrats fight with your money

Last month, Democratic Attorney General hired constitutional law expert A.E. Dick Howard to advise his office on the pending battle over Medicaid expansion being waged in Richmond.


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Democrats decry Virginia House GOP dirty tricks

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with the dirty tricks that they say House Republicans are using to make sure that 400,000 Virginians are denied their healthcare.


Democratic Party response to Ed Gillespie economic plan

Today, Ed Gillespie released a five-point “plan” for economic growth that can be summed-up like this: 1) Ed would like to continue Sen. Warner’s work in the Senate and 2) Ed is willing to flip-flop on policies he previously supported in order to get the Tea Party Republican nomination.


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Democrats tar Ed Gillespie as Obenshain clone, but is that good idea?

Virginia Democrats highlighted a comment from Mark Obenshain in which the 2013 Republican attorney general nominee said he and Ed Gillespie, a candidate for the GOP Senate nomination, share the same values.


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Democrats: Del. Bell chooses Tea Party ideology over calls from Virginia constituents

Last night in Waynesboro, Republican Delegate Dickie Bell held a town hall with Koch Brother funded Americans for Prosperity.


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Ed Gillespie: His ObamaCare problem

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie wrote in his 2006 memoir in support of a federal healthcare mandate, and worked as a lobbyist for a firm that was advocating market-based reforms of the nation’s healthcare system.


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Virginia Democrats: Republicans have no excuses left

Today, after Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed his biennial budget that used $225 million of savings from accepting federal funds to close the coverage gap to provide a 2% pay increase for state employees, investments in the Virginia Retirement System, and Line of Duty funding, House Republicans can’t even get their ducks in a row to pass a joint resolution to move forward with the budget.


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Democratic Party unveils new website: Gillespiecare

The Democratic Party of Virginia is launching a new website laying out Ed Gillespie’s ever-changing stance on health reform’s individual mandate.


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Video: Dems say ‘nothing’s changed’ with Ed Gillespie

On Thursday, Ed Gillespie appeared on the CPAC panel title “Reaching Out: The Rest of the Story.” The panelists were supposed to focus on how the GOP can better appeal to minority voters. However, the largely empty room heard the same divisive, tone-deaf rhetoric that Virginians heard during the 2013 election.


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Video: Democrats on the attack against Ed Gillespie

The Democratic Party of Virginia released a new web video today, “What Virginia Women Want,” highlighting Ed Gillespie and the Virginia GOP’s inability to have a conversation with Virginia women without offending them.


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Virginia Democrats react to same sex marriage ruling

Top Virginia Democrats are responding with expected euphoria to Thursday’s federal court ruling overturning the Commonwealth’s ban on same sex marriage.


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House Democrats on Mark Herring’s decision to not defend marriage ban

The House Democratic Caucus released the following statement on Attorney General Mark Herring’s decision to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.