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Democrats have money edge in 21 GOP-held Virginia House districts

Democratic Party candidates have outraised their Republican opponents in 21 Republican-held House of Delegates districts.


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Virginia Dems slam Trump on economy

Virginia Democratic Party leaders joined Hillary Clinton in slamming Donald Trump on the economy on Tuesday.


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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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Senate Democratic Caucus elects new leadership

This afternoon, members of the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus met to elect their leadership. Senator Richard L. “Dick” Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) were re-elected by acclamation as Democratic Leader and Caucus Chair respectively.


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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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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.


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Virginia Democrats release information on delegate selection process for 2016 national convention

The Virginia Democratic State Central Committee, at its quarterly meeting on September 12th in Williamsburg, announced a series of steps to encourage full participation by all Democrats in the delegate selection process for next year’s Democratic National Convention.


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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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Was Mark Herring move best for Virginia Democrats in 2017?

The reaction to the announcement from Mark Herring this week that the sitting attorney general plans to run for re-election was met with excitement and relief by fellow Virginia Democrats, who feel the move will forestall a bloodbath between Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the 2017 gubernatorial nomination.


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Virginia Democratic leaders propose redistricting fix

Virginia Democratic leaders today unveiled a draft bill that will fix the unconstitutional gerrymandering of congressional districts that was struck down by the federal courts in 2014 in Page v. Virginia State Board of Elections, et. al.


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Virginia Democrats report more than $2 million in political contributions in second quarter

Governor Terry McAuliffe continues to raise enormous sums for the Democratic effort in Virginia, announcing today that Common Good VA PAC and the Democratic Party of Virginia raised over $2 million in the second quarter.


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New logo for Virginia Democrats

Virginia Democrats unveiled a new modern logo on Monday, just in time for the party’s biggest annual fundraiser this Friday. Democrats from across the Commonwealth will be traveling to George Mason University’s Patriot Center for the Jefferson-Jackson event with special guest Hillary Clinton.


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.


Virginia Democrats release delegate selection plan for 2016 Democratic National Convention

Today the Democratic Party of Virginia announced to the public the Delegate Selection Plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention for a 30-day public comment period.


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House Republicans to working families: Drop dead

Today, the House Democratic Caucus released the following joint statement from Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) and Caucus Chair Scott Surovell (D-44) slamming House Republicans for voting against legislation that would work towards building a new Virginia economy.


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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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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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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.


Politics Notebook: Dems blast Bill Stanley healthcare tour, new Gillespie Senate ad

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with State Sen. Bill Stanley and his healthcare tour in Southside Virginia.


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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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Virginia Democrats on the anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid by President Lyndon B. Johnson. In response to this historic milestone, Virginia Democrats’ Executive Director Robert Dempsey released the following statement.


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Democrats: Appearance of due process?

Virginia Democrats are pointing to emails obtained by The Times-Dispatch as clear evidence that House GOP Delegate Terry Kilgore was complicit in Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation.


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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.


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Virginia Democrats respond to odd Dick Black letter to Syrian dictator

Republican State Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun, took time off from not working with fellow legislators to pass a state budget to write a letter to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad praising Assad for his leadership in a civil war that has led to more than 140,000 deaths.


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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 take aim at Republicans on budget squabble

Virginia Democrats are pointing fingers at their Republican counterparts in the Virginia General Assembly over the ongoing state budget stalemate.


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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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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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School year-round? Virginia Democrats unveil proposal for 12-month programs

At a press conference today, Democratic Senator Donald McEachin (D-Henrico,)Senator Henry L. Marsh (D-Richmond) and Delegate Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg) unveiled amendments to the Virginia budget that would fund grants for year-round schooling programs.


Back-handed compliment: Howell sends warning to McAuliffe

The ink is not yet dry on Terry McAuliffe’s win in Tuesday’s governor’s race, and he’s already in for a fight with Republicans in the House of Delegates, judging from the congratulatory message offered by House Speaker Bill Howell.


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Democrats hit Mark Obenshain on transvaginal ultrasounds

Remember the transvaginal ultrasound debates that riveted the Virginia General Assembly in 2012? Virginia Democrats want you to, and want you to remember where Republican attorney general nominee Mark Obenshain was, basically in the middle of it all.


Virginia House Dems put ‘Jobs First’

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus on Tuesday launched a campaign to put job creation first in Virginia. The Caucus launched a website, www.VAJobsFirst.com, designed to highlight their focus on Jobs First and make the public aware of the Republican’s dismal job creation record in Virginia. “Virginia needs strong leadership to create the high-paying jobs that […]


Unemployment up in Va.; Dems blame McDonnell

The Virginia Employment Commission announced on Friday that the number of unemployed Virginians grew considerably in the month of August even as national unemployment rates declined. “It’s disappointing to see Virginia’s unemployment rate head in the wrong direction, particularly when the national rate decreased over the same amount of time,” said DPVA Executive Director David […]


WhenVirginiaWasBlue.com: Virginia Dems mum on NYC mosque

Democrats are falling over themselves to comment on the proposed Muslim community center in New York City two blocks from the former World Trade Center. Just not, to their credit, Virginia Democrats. Chris Graham reports on the WhenVirginiaWasBlue.com blog.


Daily Rant | Play Fair, Dems

We’re going to lose on Nov. 3, and it would be easy to emulate Republicans on Capitol Hill and play the game of “Let’s see Bob McDonnell fail.” But what does that do for our Commonwealth other than hold us back? AFP editor Chris Graham advocates a radical course – one involving bipartisanship. Hey, it’s […]