How cool is it …

... to have the VP nominee from Virginia? 🙂 I was peppered with questions about our very own Tim Kaine when I was in Philly for the Democratic National Convention. Having first met him when he was mayor of Richmond (a white guy chosen by the black majority council), I was more than happy to … Continue reading How cool is it …

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Norfolk Ward 1 special election TOMORROW

If you live in Ward 1 in Norfolk (green area on attached map), there is a special election tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23. There will be just one name on the ballot - Martin Thomas, Jr. - but there is a write-in candidate. The polls will be open normal hours and ballots are cast at your … Continue reading Norfolk Ward 1 special election TOMORROW

Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd

Cliff Hayes was the winner in the firehouse primary for the 77th House of Delegates district yesterday. By a margin of 556 to 469 - told y'all, every vote counts - Hayes defeated a well-organized LeOtis Williams. As of this writing, Hayes will not face opposition in the November election. Per the writ, candidates have … Continue reading Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16

The Democratic candidate for House of Delegates district 77 will be chosen in a firehouse primary this Tuesday, August 16. The district is primarily located in Chesapeake (78% of the voters) but also includes Suffolk. The firehouse features one candidate from each city: Former Chesapeake City Council member Cliff Hayes, who has the endorsement of … Continue reading Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

https://twitter.com/GovernorVA/status/760569393491435525 As announced on Twitter Tuesday, Hampton Roads will have two more special elections for the General Assembly on the ballot this November. In addition to the two Senate contests - in the 1st and 5th Senate districts - will be those in House districts 77 and 93. Incumbents in both House districts have resigned … Continue reading Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

5th District: Spruill wins

Last Saturday, Democrats in the 5th Senate district participated in a firehouse primary to select the party's nominee. Chesapeake Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. was the winner, besting Norfolk Del. Joe Lindsey by a wide margin - 68% to 32%. As noted previously, this contest just determined the party's nominee, as the filing deadline for a … Continue reading 5th District: Spruill wins

5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16

With the election of Kenny Alexander as Norfolk's mayor, the seat in the 5th Senate District of Virginia became vacant. Democrats will choose the nominee in a firehouse primary this Saturday, July 9. For those not familiar, a firehouse primary is an unassembled caucus. Eligible voters go to pre-selected voting locations during set hours, not … Continue reading 5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’

By now, you've no doubt heard that the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. (The decision is here.) Perhaps the most important thing from the decision is the definition of "official acts:" An “official act” is a decision or action on a “question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or … Continue reading McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading Important local primary elections Tuesday

History made

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party. https://twitter.com/MoElleithee/status/740510567891382272 Mo was just one of the many folks who expressed sentiments last night and today that those of us who supported Hillary in 2008 felt: https://twitter.com/MoElleithee/status/740369122060566528 It was a day that I never thought would come. I thought 2008 was Hillary's best - and … Continue reading History made