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The elections for the Virginia State Assembly are Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.

Several fine Democrats are running in this state that seems to be groping its way toward Blue, or at least purple.

My favorite among them is David Englin, who would rank as a leading progressive in most any state legislature:

http://www.davidenglin.org/

David is a freshman who is fighting to hold his seat against a rich, reactionary Republican. But there are some other good choices on the Virginia ballot, too.

One of the hardest-working Democratic candidates (judging by my e-mail folder, at least) is Chap Petersen, who is challenging the GOP incumbent state senator Jeannnemarie Davis in VA-SD-34. That's the Davis who's married to US Congressman Tom Davis. It would be great to see both of those snouts lifted out of the public trough in one cycle, wouldn't it? Chap's web site:

http://www.fairfaxsenator.com/

You can help Chap Peterson knock Frau Davis out of office on the Raising Kaine ActBlue slate:

http://www.actblue.com/...

(You'll also find boxes on that page for Janet Oleszek and Carlos del Toro, who both seem like good candidates).

You can help progressive Assemblyman David Englin stay in office by contributing at his own website, above, or here:

http://www.actblue.com/...

One way or the other these opportunities will be under the bridge in less than 30 days. Consider donating time, energy, enthusiasm, or a few bucks to a race that's NOW, rather than next year?    

Originally posted to Christopher Walker on Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 09:44 AM PDT.

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