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…
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…
Chaz Nuttycombe tells us HD 10 is a toss up. Wendy Gooditis, the incumbent Delegate for HD 10 is a responsive politician. in 2017, when she was first running, I wrote to her. She answered. Herself. That is what state level politicians do.
he could be the incumbent. She won the election in 2017. By a single vote. Or not. Unfortunately. She lost through bad luck. She is running again 2019.
Elaine Luria surprises us. She is a white, Jewish woman from the South who made a career in the military. She is a Democrat who was elected to Congress in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Wexton is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the William and Mary Law School. She began her legal work in 2001 as an assistant prosecutor in Loudon County. The next year, she was assigned to lead the prosecution in a case that attracted attention. Twenty year old college student Clara Schwartz was accused and, as a consequence of Jennifer Wexton's prosecution, convicted of first degree murder and conspiracy in orchestrating her father's murder. Wexton did her job and got the conviction. She also became electable.
Elaine lLuria served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer. She participated in and conducted operations in the Middle East and Western Pacific on destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers. She enforced sanctions - boarding Iraqi oil smugglers in the Arabian Gulf. She launched jets off the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean - striking Iraq and Afghanistan. She was in charge of nuclear reactors, was second in command of a guided missile cruiser, was in command of a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors to provide assault craft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Luria stepped in as the Democratic candidate in when another candidate had to drop out for personal reasons. She has that candidate's full support.