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Shutdown Ted Un-Ironically Announcing Campaign in Virginia

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Ted Cruz couldn’t have picked a worse place than Virginia to launch his soon-to-be-failed campaign for president. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that over 80% of Virginians overwhelmingly disapproved of his government shutdown – a political tantrum Cruz still threatens to repeat today. Virginia, home to thousands of federal workers and military personnel, was more affected than any other state by his dangerous antics.

Cruz would happily keep thousands of Virginians from their jobs and paychecks just to show his opposition to affordable healthcare. Meanwhile, in the Lynchburg area alone, there are over 11,000 Virginians languishing without access to quality care thanks to his national right-wing movement against closing the coverage gap.

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ICYMI: Disability Scoop: ABLE Accounts Get Green Light In First State

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"Words cannot express how much this will mean to people with disabilities and their families," said Monica Wiley, member of the Democratic Party of Virginia's disAbility Caucus. "To be able to open up the ABLE account is a huge step forward thanks to Governor McAuliffe's leadership."
 
Disability Scoop
ABLE Accounts Get Green Light In First State

Three months after federal law established a new way for people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits, the legislative hurdles are over in one state.
 

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Democrats "Jack and Jill" to Challenge Right-Wing Loudoun Republicans

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Virginia Democrats announced last week two strong candidates, Dr. Jill McCabe of Leesburg and Jewan "Jack" Tiwari of South Riding, to take on some of the General Assembly's most extreme members. Both challengers know that area voters are not well represented by hard-line right-wingers Senator Dick Black and Delegate David Ramadan.
 
Dr. McCabe, a pediatrician and mother of two, is challenging Dick Black, who has earned a reputation in the General Assembly as a far-right ideologue. He's pushed legislation to ban same-sex couples from adopting children, argued that sexual assault in the military was "as predictable as human nature," and has consistently sparked outrage with his attacks on women's healthcare decisions. Black's positions fall outside of mainstream Virginia values.

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