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President Barack Obama
President Obama

Vice President Joe Biden
Vice President Biden

Senator Mark Warner
Senator Warner

Senator Tim Kaine
Senator Kaine

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Governor Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe

Lt. Governor Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam


Attorney General Mark Herring
Mark Herring




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News & Analysis

Voter ID Regulations Now In Place for November's Election

The State Board of Elections has issued detailed information on what forms of ID are acceptable and unacceptable for voters going to the polls on November 4. Click here to read or print their chart of requirements.

The regulations clarify that expired identification documents, such as a driver's license or a passport, can be used if not expired for more than 12 months.

Any registered voter who does not possess one of the acceptable forms of photo ID, may apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification from any general registrarís office in the Commonwealth. Voters applying for the Virginia Voter Photo ID Card will have to complete the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application, have their picture taken, and sign the digital signature pad. Once the application is processed, the card will be mailed directly to the voter.

A voter who arrives at the polling place without an acceptable form of photo identification will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, the individual voting will be given written instructions from the election officials on how to submit a copy of his/her identification so that his/her vote can be counted. A voter will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board.

How the GOP Stopped Caring About You!

Be sure to read this excellent piece in the Washington Post, by historain Heather Cox Richardson. It describes how the Republican party changed from the progressive party of Lincoln to the protectors of Corporate America today.

How the GOP Stopped Caring About You

Spread the Good News About Obamacare!!

Republicans have been having fun spreading lies and distortions about Obamacare, and they seem to believe they can use this to win in November. It is time for Democrats to spread the truth:
  • Over 12 million people have already gained health insurance coverage under Obamacare, including those who have signed up under Federal and state Exchanges and those covered by Medicaid expansion. Several million more would now be covered by Medicaid expansion except for the Republican obstructionism in several states, including Virginia.

  • It is projected that over 25 million people will have health insurance in 2016 who would have been uninsured without Obamacare.

  • Over three million people in Virginia with pre-existing medical conditions no longer need to fear that they will be denied health insurance or have their health insurance cancelled, or pay exorbitant premiums.

  • Hundreds of millions of Americans will no longer have lifetime caps on their health insurance coverage.

  • Millions of young people will be able to stay on their parents' plans until age 26.

  • Over 90 percent of businesses in America are likely to be eligible to receive tax credits to help finance health insurance plans for their employees. (And over 96 percent of businesses will not be required to provide coverage to their employees, because they have fewer than 50 employees).

  • It is "the best thing that Washington has done for American small business in decades." Click here to read how Obamacare makes health insurance affordable for small businesses and small business owners, as well as promoting entrepreneurship by ending "job-lock" due to health insurance considerations.

  • The Federal government will spend less than previously projected to support health insurance for low income people, with a savings of over $100 billion in the next decade. Click here to read about the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Upcoming Events

November 1 - Rally for Senator Warner in Charlottesville

Come join Senator Warner and fellow supporters on Saturday, November 1st at 12:30pm in the Commonwealth Room of Newcomb Hall on the University of Virginia grounds, 400 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, for a Get Out The Vote Rally! Please RSVP by visiting

November 3 - Rally for Senator Warner in Roanoke

Come join Senator Warner and fellow supporters, including Senator Tim Kaine, on Monday, November 3rd, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Historic Fire Station, Station #1, 13 East Church Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA. Please RSVP by visiting

November 4 - Election Day

November 8 - Fifth District Democratic Committee Meeting

The Fifth Congressional District Democratic Committee will hold a Committee meeting on Saturday, Nov 8, 2014, at 11:30 AM at Lisa Hystad's home at 1088 Middle River Road, Stanardsville, VA. More information will be forthcoming.

December 5 & 6 - DPVA Quarterly Meetings in Hampton Roads

The next quarterly meeting of the Democratic Party of Virginia is scheduled for December 5 & 6 in Hampton Roads. More information will be forthcoming.

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