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Suffolk University/USA Today poll shows voters favoring Democrats heading into midterms

Voters nationwide overwhelmingly disapprove of the job Congress is doing, and while neither party is well loved at present, the Democrats are seen more favorably than the GOP heading into midterm elections that have the potential to tip the power balance in Washington, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today national poll of registered voters. 


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Local Democrats announce fall benefit to Paint the Valley Blue Again!

The Democratic Committees of Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro will hold a first-ever Joint Social and Silent Auction Fall Benefit on Oct. 1.


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House Republicans advance anti-worker wage bill

A GOP-controlled committee advanced a bill prohibiting agencies from requiring state contractors to pay their workers a prevailing wage.


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What do Democrats want in 2020? They dunno

Democrats want somebody new, somebody young, to carry the torch for them for president in 2020. They also want Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.


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State Senate Democrats elect Mamie Locke caucus chair

The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) to serve as the next Caucus Chair in a vote on Thursday.


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Democrats comment on committee meeting on election readiness

Democrats made the following statements in response to today’s meeting of the House and Senate Committees on Privileges and Elections.


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I wish ‘We’re the greatest!’ weren’t such good politics

Let me first try to make sure I’m not misunderstood. I am not saying that I wish the Democrats had done anything different at the convention.


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How many #NeverTrump folks will stay the course to November?

The Democratic Party of Virginia sent a note to media over the weekend highlighting statements from Virginia Republicans who don’t like Donald Trump.


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Virginia Young Democrats oppose Republican voting rights suit

Virginia Young Democrats commented on the Republican suit against Gov. McAuliffe for restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 Virginians.


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Democrats critical of Supreme Court appointment process

Democrats are saying the election of Stephen R. McCullough to the Virginia Supreme Court brings to an end a drawn-out, botched judicial process.


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Bernie Sanders nudges Hillary Clinton on Social Security

Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton to back a plan to strengthen Social Security and to reject any cuts to Social Security.


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Democrats critical of House Republican Right to Work push

The House of Delegates passed a constitutional amendment providing for a November referendum on placing right to work language in the Virginia Constitution.


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House Democrats throw shade at GOP jobs plan

Virginia House Republicans introduced their plan to create jobs in Virginia in 2016. House Democrats see some flaws in their plan.


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Democrats, AFL-CIO critical of Right to Work push

Senate Republicans pushed through a proposed amendment that seeks to insert Virginia’s existing Right to Work law into the state constitution.


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Tight race: Clinton up three on Sanders in New Hampshire in new poll

Hillary Clinton has a solid lead nationally, but a new New Hampshire poll has her up just three points on Bernie Sanders.


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Virginia Democrats respond to Obama executive actions on guns

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and other Virginia Democratic Party leaders responded positively to the executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence announced today by President Obama.


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Clinton lays out agenda to promote LGBT equality

Hillary Clinton announced today new proposals that would promote equality and protect the LGBT community from discrimination.


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Senate Democratic leaders respond to McAuliffe budget

In response to Governor McAuliffe’s unveiling today of his proposed biennial budget, Senate Democrats made the following statements.


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Poll: Latest views on guns, mass shootings

Republicans are less likely than Democrats – and, in some cases, even gun owners – to see gun violence as a greater threat than terrorism, and are more likely to advocate for more guns as a way to reduce shootings, according to results from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.


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House, Senate Democrats comment on McAuliffe gun safety action

Virginia House and Senate Democrats offered praise for the announcement from Gov. Terry McAuliffe regarding an executive order issued Thursday aimed at preventing gun violence in the Commonwealth.


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Poll: Republicans have enthusiasm advantage heading into fall General Assembly elections

A generic ballot test of Virginia voters has Democrats and Republicans running close to neck-and-neck among all voters. But among likely voters, the advantage swings noticeably to Republicans heading into the final five weeks of the 2015 election season.


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Virginia Democrats launch TV ads in three State Senate races

Today, three Democratic Senate candidates launched TV ads in the Richmond, Washington and Hampton Roads media markets.


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Who’s happier in marriage: Democrats or Republicans?

Republican men and women are more likely than Democrats to say they are “very happy” in their marriages, according to a new report co-authored by University of Virginia sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox.


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Senate adjourns without taking action on redistricting

The Virginia State Senate adjourned a special session on Monday without addressing a call from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address court-ordered changes to Virginia’s congressional districts.


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The Chris Graham Show: Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech, Democrats have issues in presidential race

The Chris Graham Show tackles two hot topics: the future of Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer, and issues that Democrats could be facing soon in the 2016 presidential race. Those topics, plus a quick review of HBO drama “True Detective,” on The Chris Graham Show.