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Huckabee's Pander-and-Insult Immigration Strategy Won't Fly In Virginia

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Republican Mike Huckabee may have grabbed headlines for pandering on immigrant issues ahead of a potential run for president, but in the same breath he's already showing that he's more interested in riling up his Tea Party base with hateful rhetoric. In a speech to the Family Foundation in Richmond yesterday, Huckabee insisted that immigrants want to "change America," make it "more socialistic" and bizarrely rallied against the idea of having ATMs feature more than one menu language option. 
 
"Huckabee can't have it both ways. He can't pander to the Hispanic community out one side of his mouth and insult and degrade immigrants out the other," said Monique Alcala, President of the Virginia Democrats Latino Caucus. "His troubling record on immigration issues won't just go away because he's running for President, and he'll have to do a lot more to convince anyone in this battleground state that he is on the right side of history. His insensitive rhetoric is not going to fly in Virginia, not now and certainly not in 2016."
 

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Virginia Democrats Statement on 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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On the 42n

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ICYMI: Daily Press editorial urges real action on Governor McAuliffe's common-sense gun proposals

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This Daily Press editorial comes on the heels of a conservative-leaning Roanoke College poll showing overwhelming support for Governor McAuliffe's common-sense gun proposals. Almost 90% of Virginians polled -- including those that own guns -- expressed support for background checks and finally closing the gun show loophole. Public opinion is rock solid across the board when it comes to keeping Virginia communities safe. Republicans in the General Assembly can't ignore that this legislation is something the Commonwealth wants -- and desperately needs.

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