Statement on method of selection of candidate for 2018 US Congressional race

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On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, the Fifth Congressional District Democratic committee voted to nominate the Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in VA CD5 in 2018 by the Party-run Caucus and Convention method. The District Committee’s choice reflects the desire to have potential candidates spend time in each locality, working with local committees and … Continue reading Statement on method of selection of candidate for 2018 US Congressional race

Garrett’s deceit eroding confidence

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Garrett’s deceit eroding confidence   A few weeks ago, I called the office of Congressman Tom Garrett, R-5th, to express my dismay over (then-proposed; now-passed) S.J. Res. 34, which allows mega-corporations to buy and sell the Internet history of private citizens. My strong opposition to this violation of privacy was recorded, … Continue reading Garrett’s deceit eroding confidence

It starts with the House

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Don’t despair. Mobilize. The 2018 midterm elections are the next best chance for progressives to regain power in our government—by taking back the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives has 435 seats, 52 of which we consider competitive. These are the Swing Districts, where Congress is won and lost. To get a say in … Continue reading It starts with the House