2014 Congressional Candidates

Elliott Fausz(VA-04)
Lawrence Gaughan(VA-05)
Jack Trammell(VA-07)
Don Beyer(VA-08)
John Foust(VA-10)
Rep. Gerry Connolly(VA-11)

In the News

Barbara Comstock Doubles Down on Offensive Insult to Immigrants

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As if offending Virginians last month wasn't enough, Barbara Comstock has doubled down on her disparaging statements comparing immigrants to shipping cargo. In a recent Fairfax Times interview, Comstock repeats her dehumanizing line that "If FedEx can track every package, we can track who comes into this country." 
 
While demographics in Virginia and the 10th District continue to shift to include more immigrants and New Americans, it's clear that tone-deaf Comstock has fallen far behind the times when it comes to basic human respect. Virginians deserve a Member of Congress who will approach the issue of comprehensive immigration reform with seriousness and decorum, not extremist insults.
 
"Virginians need a Member of Congress who respects all people, not ideologues hurtling careless insults to pander to the extreme right wing," said Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. "Rather than apologize for her offensive remarks, she's continued to prioritize Tea Party radicals over her own constituents. This type of hurtful rhetoric is far below the standards we expect from our elected officials, and far short of what the 10th District deserves."
 

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HYPOCRISY ALERT: Ed Gillespie Pretends to Care About Hourly Wage Workers, Doesn't Support Raising Federal Minimum Wage

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In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Ed Gillespie, who not only opposes the minimum wage, but has demeaned minimum wage workers repeatedly on the campaign trail, reached the height of hypocrisy, saying "this economy has been great for the top 1 percent, it's been awful for people on hourly wages."
 
Ed Gillespie has gone so far as to say that minimum wage jobs are “where you play on the work softball team or go out for a beer after work. After that out-of-touch comment, a radio station in Southwest Virginia had to remind Gillespie that many heads of households in the region relied on minimum wage jobs despite his insistence that this is not the case.

"Ed Gillespie's feigned concern for hourly workers doesn't pass the smell test. He has spent months campaigning against an increase in the minimum wage by dismissing those who earn it as only there to play softball or drink beer. Gillespie is out of touch with Virginians and should stop using soundbites to try to cover up his partisan positions," said Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia.

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DPVA Holds Press Conference on Gillespie's Troubling Support for Social Security Privatization

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Today, the Democratic Party of Virginia held a press conference with Delegate Rosalyn Dance and Virginia senior Marjorie Clark to discuss Ed Gillespie's troubling support for privatizing Social Security. Gillespie was an advisor to the Bush-Cheney White House, where he championed the administration's widely discredited plan to wager seniors' retirement on the stock market. Even as recently as last year, Gillespie praised the plan to privatize Social Security. 

Yet at Monday night's debate hosted by the AARP and League of Women Voters, Gillespie still could not explain his support for an initiative that would create instability for Virginia seniors and take away protections from their earned retirement savings. Instead, he hid behind his role as a "staffer" giving no explanation for his support of Social Security privatization.

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