Monthly Archives: March 2017

Justin Fairfax collects 16,369 petition signatures

One of the first major tasks a campaign has to do is collect petition signatures to get on the ballot. In a statewide race, the campaign has to collect at least 400 signatures from each congressional district and a grand … Continue reading

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New polling shows Susan Platt leading LG primary

In a new poll that was released by the Wason Center for Public Policy (h/t to Lowell at Blue Virginia) Susan Platt has almost double the support Justin Fairfax received in the race for Lt Governor. While “undecided” is clearly … Continue reading

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Gerry Connolly endorsed Justin Fairfax

I recently wrote about how Justin Fairfax overwhelmingly won the straw poll at Gerry Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day party. It now appears as though Gerry was paying attention to that and the campaign in general as he’s endorsed Justin Fairfax’s … Continue reading

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Gerry Connolly sends letter to Trump on Middle East policy

There’s been a lot of talk about the Trump Administration’s policy towards Israel, which has only been invigorated recently as Mike Pence told AIPAC that Trump is planning on moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. With that … Continue reading

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Democracy for America endorses Justin Fairfax

Virginia’s off year elections have received a significant amount of attention all across the country since they’re going to be the first referendum on the Trump Administration. With that in mind, the national progressive organization Democracy for America has weighed … Continue reading

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Do Members of Congress even show up to committee hearings?

While there’s a lot of talk about the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch or when FBI Director Jim Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee, most Congressional hearings aren’t filled with too much drama. There’s such a lack of drama … Continue reading

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Do straw polls mean anything?

Rep. Gerry Connolly held his 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete yesterday in the ballroom at the Kean Shriners’ Temple in Fairfax. The event is the largest annual gathering of Democrats in Northern Virginia (there were approximately 1,200 people there … Continue reading

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Ralph Northam wins another straw poll

In the gubernatorial primary, Ralph Northam once again won easily in last night’s straw poll at Gerry Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day event. He received 78 percent of the vote compared to 22 percent for Tom Perriello. For those who are … Continue reading

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Justin Fairfax wins another straw poll

In the race for Lt. Governor, Justin Fairfax once again easily won the straw poll at Gerry Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Day party. At an event that had almost 1,200 people present, Justin won with 78 percent of the vote compared … Continue reading

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Karrie Delaney supports a living wage

In an email statement that Karrie Delaney sent out recently, Karrie said she believes we need to have a higher minimum wage here in Virginia. “Time and again Republicans like Jim LeMunyon have voted against raising wages for Virginia‚Äôs families,” … Continue reading

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