Political Note #234 Turning Virginia Blue: House of Delegates and State Senate

These candidates are recommended by Daily Kos. They are crucial, Republican held seats Democrats can flip. Give them some money if you can. If you are close enough to volunteer, consider helping. Remember. This election is in November, 2019.

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Political Note #224 Abigail Spanberger VA CD 07

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the Daily Bits.   Who is vanden Heuvel? What is persistence? 2020                   General Election Almost a year ago, I wrote a note urging people to support Abigail Spanberger https://abigailspanberger.com/ for election. A few months before the 2018 election. Democrats targeted a lot of seats. Could they take back the House? Democrats flipped 40 Republican seats in 2018. They now control of the House of Representatives. There are seats to defend. Abigail Spanberger’s is one of them.       In 2018, her victory was among the narrowest, 12th narrowest. She won by 6,784 votes. This…

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Political Note #219  Larry Barnett  VA HD 27

2019      General Election Flipping Virginia Larry Barnett https://www.barnett4delegate.com/ is running to be the Delegate from Virginia District 27. This Note urges you to support him. The Note requires a detour. If Democrats can win Virginia’s House of Delegates and State Senate in November, 2019, they will have a trifecta. A Democratic Governor. A Democratic legislature. Democrats will make Virginia’s laws. The Democratic Attorney General, will protect those laws. Life will be good. What happens in states with Democratic trifectas? 538 did an analysis. These states raise the minimum wage . They legalize or decriminalize marijuana. They ban gay conversion…

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Political Note #188 Jennifer Boysko VA SD 33

Jennifer Boysko grew up in Alabama. She went to college in Virginia -- Hollins University. Still a women's school. With a reputation for gentility. And for literacy, for writing. For personal attention. Fewer than eight hundred undergraduates.Her first political job was for an Alabaman. She was an aide to Senator Richard Shelby - when he was a Democrat. She became a policy maven. Federal policy and local policy. She worked for a township supervisor in Virginia. She did particular work with homeowners groups. Governor McAuliffe appointed her as a Citizen Member of the state Real Estate Board. After training from Emerge, she ran for HD 86 for a second time in 2015. The incumbent retired. Maybe he knew she was coming back. Other Democrats knew. No one opposed her in the primary. She won the general election 54 -- 42 despite being outspent. She is now running for the State Senate from a position of strength.

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Political Note #164 Leslie Cockburn VA CD 05

Leslie Cockburn is a journalist and a film maker. She has been attacked for a 1991 book "Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the US-Israeli Covert Relationship." Her critics say the Cockburns always see Israel as a menace. Her opponent has been attacked for agreeing to join the Tea Party caucus in Congress if elected in order to get the nomination. He denies that there was any such a deal.

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Political Note #148 Abigail Spanberger VA CD 07

Abigail Spanberger investigated money laundering and narcotics distribution for the US Postal Inspection Service. Her constituents have been intrigued by her subsequent work with the CIA. She was an operations officer. She collected intelligence while living overseas. She recruited and managed assets. She was an American spy.

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