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President Barack Obama
President Obama

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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

Lawrence Gaughan Nominated at Fifth District Democratic Convention, May 31, 2014

The Fifth Congressional District Democratic Delegates nominated Lawrence Gaughan to be the Democratic candidate for Congress, at the Fifth Congressional District Democratic Convention held on May 31 in Fluvanna County. Congratulations to Mr. Gaughan. Check out his website at

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

July 26 - DPVA DisAbility Issues Caucus

The DPVA DisAbility Issues Caucus fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 26, 4:00 to 6:30 pm, in Richmond. Please RSVP by July 16. Click here for more details.

July 27 - Franklin County Meet & Greet for Democratic Candidates

The Franklin County Democratic Committee
A Candidates Meet & Greet
July 27 @ 4 pm
Come and meet Lawrence Gaughan, the Fifth District Democratic candidate for Congress
And Kim Adkins and Mike Hamlar who are Democratic candidates for the State Senate
At Anne Gravely’s Home
(65 East Church Street, Rocky Mount)

Click here for more details.

August 30-31 - Rappahannock Dog Days of Summer Indoor Yard Sale

DONATE NOW AND PLAN TO ATTEND… Save the date!!! The annual Rappahannock County Democratic Committee DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Indoor Yard Sale and Fund Raiser, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 (Labor Day weekend), at the Washington Virginia Firehouse. Click here for more details.

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