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The following is a brief endorsement list of a few of Virginia's progressive bloggers who proudly support Brian Moran to be the next Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia

Heartland of Virginia

Vivian Paige

VB Dems blogging our way to democratic wins in Virginia Beach

VirginiaDem including coverage that 9 of 11 Congressional District Chairs Publicly Endorse Brian Moran for DPVA Chair

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Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 03:26 PM PDT

I Voted Absentee - How About You?

by shawnod

On Monday, September 22nd, I was delighted to become the first person in Fredericksburg to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden for President and Vice-President of the United States of America, Mark Warnerfor Member of the United States Senate for Virginia, and Bill S. Day, Jr. for Member of the House of Representatives for the 1st District of Virginia.  

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Today the Congressional Budget Office reported that the federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2008 will be $438 billion.  In 2000 the CBO was projecting a surplus of $635 billion in fiscal year 2008.  

Can you provide reasons for the $1.073 TRILLION turnaround and how would your administration fix the problem?

How about you, what questions would you like to hear asked?


Check out this video of Democratic Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama as he asks folks to register at least one more, or two more people .... for November 4th's general election ...

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Next Generation Veterans for Obama is a group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who support Barack Obama for the presidency. Veterans from all generations have expressed support for Barack Obama because of his commitment to winning the global war on terrorism and his strong record advocating for America's veterans. Learn more at


Check out this video of some of our Veterans and military spouses from across Virginia and learn why they support Barack Obama and Joe Biden and why the policies they will pursue as President and Vice-President are what America’s military families need and deserve.

Major Hat Tip to Virginia Veterans for Obama

cross posted at VirginiaDem


This past Saturday Virginia Democrats attending the quarterly meeting of the DPVA got to hear directly from Terry McAuliffe who's recent activities include being the chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign for President, former chair of the DNC, and author of a book titled, What A Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals

McAuliffe lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife and five children is reportedly considering running for Governor of Virginia in 2009.

cross-posted at VirginiaDem


Virginia's Democratic Party 2008 U.S. Senate candidate, former Governor, Mark Warne and his wife Lisa Collishosted yet another of their "almost annual pig roasts" Saturday at their Rappahannock River Bend Farm in King George.  

The crowds of friends, longtime supporters, and guests came in the form of Democrats, Republicans and independents from across the Commonwealth, around the nation and even a few visitors from other countries.  Their numbers well exceeded last year when almost 5,000 people attended.  I'd estimate the number this year to be closer to 7,000 (as the picture below of a small portion of the "field level" parking lot and my personal observation would suggest).  
DVC00340 A smiling pink pig greeted folks as they roamed the spacious grounds

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Virginia's 1st District Candidate, Bill Day with Governor Tim Kaine

Daily Press Newport News,VA
Democrats put up new opponent to Wittman
Bill S. Day Jr., of Warrenton, will replace Dr. Keith Hummel in the November election.
By KIMBALL PAYNE  August 6, 2008

Free Lance Star Fredericksburg,VA
Warrenton man new 1st District candidate
By Chelyen Davis  August 6, 2008

Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA
By Tyler Whitley
Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

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I encourage you to watch this video trailer for an upcoming movie about the current financial condition of the United States of America.  The movie is designed to be the financial equivalent of what An Inconvenient Truthis about our environment, an invitation to wake up and help support major changes in our government before it is too late.

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My thanks go out to Virginia Senator Jim Webb on getting the new and improved GI Bill passed by Congress and having it signed into law today:  

On Monday, June 30, President Bush signed into law landmark legislation introduced by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) to provide post-9/11 veterans with comprehensive educational benefits. Last week, the legislation was overwhelmingly passed by both the House of Representatives and Senate.

Senator Jim Webb introduced this bill eighteen months ago on his first day in office. The bipartisan measure-- principally cosponsored by Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and John Warner (R-VA), has unprecedented support from all major veterans' organizations, in addition to strong bipartisan support in Congress, with a House vote of 416 to 12, and a Senate vote of 92 to 6.

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Barck Obama and the Obama campaign should be congratulated for making the decision to rely on a grassroots strategy and refusing contributions from lobbyists and political action committees.

I believe the Obama campaign's approach is the only option to provide the funding flexibility that may be necessary to respond to the distortions, lies, and smears sure to come from every direction of the radical right.

It is unfortunate that our system of public financing of presidential elections is so broken that, in order to try to keep a level playing field with the Republican candidate's supporters, our Democratic Party presumptive nominee must opt out.

cross-posted on VirginiaDem

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