Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bill Gives Electoral College Votes to Winner of Popular Vote

As the Electoral College meets in the state capitals across the country today, there’s been a lot of discussion about how Donald Trump will win despite losing the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. There’s some discussion about how … Continue reading

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Big Dollar Donors Still Have a Chance to Influence Legislators

There’s a state law in Virginia that prohibits members of the General Assembly from doing any fundraising while the legislature is in session. The spirit of the law is a good one as it’s supposed to prevent legislators from being … Continue reading

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Great Event for Justin Fairfax in Leesburg

I was one of about 40 people who showed up to support Justin Fairfax at an event in Leesburg last night. If you follow Justin on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that he’s been all over the Commonwealth. But … Continue reading

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Adam Parkhomenko Won’t Run for Lt. Governor

There had been a lot of speculation about whether former Hillary Clinton staffer Adam Parkhomenko would run for Lt. Governor. It actually caused some stir ups online between supporters of some of the declared candidates and those who wanted Adam … Continue reading

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Despite Community Support, School Board Tables Motion to Amend Antidiscrimination Policy

The Loudoun County School Board was supposed to vote on Brenda Sheridan’s motion to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the school system’s antidiscrimination policy. The motion was originally made at last month’s school board meeting, so they had … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Upholds Virginia’s Voter ID Law

In a defeat for those who want to make voting as easy as possible for everyone, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Virginia’s voter photo ID law. A simple reading of the law doesn’t make it sound too … Continue reading

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Trump Staff Goes After Corey Stewart

Corey Stewart has been receiving a lot of attention for his campaign’s decision to give away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, but he’s also getting some unwanted attention from his fellow Republicans. As Steve Albertson points out over at the conservative … Continue reading

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Corey Stewart Giving Away AR-15 As Fundraising Stunt

With all the political email lists I’m on, I’ve seen my share of odd fundraising attempts. But I never thought I’d see something like what Corey Stewart is doing. He’s actually encouraging people to donate by holding a raffle to … Continue reading

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DPVA Votes for Primary in 2017 Statewide Races

The Democratic Party of Virginia’s state central committee voted┬áthis morning to hold a primary for statewide offices in 2017. The motion to have the primary was made by Frank Leone and passed with overwhelming support. This is a move that’s … Continue reading

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Gerry Connolly Named Whip for New Democrat Coalition

I previously wrote about how Gerry Connolly dropped out of the race to be Chair of the New Democrat Coalition. It appears as though he will still remain in the coalition’s leadership, however, as he’ll be serving as its whip. … Continue reading

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