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The trouble here
is that too many people think Virginia is winnable as a Democrat without being exceptionally adept at communicating a plan. We are not quite the shade of purple that allows us to play the same kind of ball the Republicans do. In Virginia, the Democratic Party is the party of good governance, strong business, and practical taxation. We have to constantly remind voters that we deliver these things rather than promise them the high heavens that our opposition does.

It's also really important to realize that Virginians are overall still excited about our president and the work he is doing. Never apologize about your beliefs. Not bringing in the President earlier was the same as saying, "I am sorry we elected this guy."

We can do better than this and we have 2010 to prove it. Get excited about the House races because we have got to defend our people and win back more territory.

My rep voted no on health care...
nothing to get excited about.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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Let the hospitals he cares about more than people
work to elect him.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010

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Great comment, and I'm looking ahead to...
...the specials for Cuccinelli's and Ken Stolle's (a longshot on that one I believe) state Senate seats, as well as chipping in some $$$ to help defend Perriello and then get a fair redistricting for 2011.

I feel pretty good that this year's disaster was a one-shot deal at the state level.  Yeah next November could see us lose a seat or two, but maybe not, and ultimately that's a completely different dynamic from the state elections.  We'll recover in 2011 as long as our state Senate majority holds together to force a fair map.

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