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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Saturday, November 10, 2007

    VIRGINIA FOCUS: Big Win this Week

    Virginia had some big wins this last week. Hope you all voted! If you did, you got a lot to be proud of. Democrats picked up four State Senate seats, flipping the Virginia State Senate to Dem on Tuesday. A candidate I have highlighted in this newsletter from time to time, Chap Peterson won with 55% of the vote. The Dems also picked up some seats in the House of Delegates, though that house remains with a Republican majority, so Virginia Democrats still have some work to do.

    These results continues a trend of turning Virginia blue that started in 2005 and has progressed pretty steadily in 2006 and 2007. The significance of this? Let me quote former Governor Mark Warner (from Washington Times):

    "I think we're on a roll," former Gov. Mark Warner told a crowd at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, where Democrats held a post-election gathering. "Six years ago, the press and the pundits said the state wasn't going to be competitive anymore. We showed them differently."

    Virginia is indeed competitive. I am betting it can be compeititive in 2008 as well.


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