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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Brian J. Moran
On the eve of the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's federal health care overhaul, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney tried to erase any doubt about what he plans to do with any parts of the law that might survive.
A candidate who unsuccessfully ran to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee is appealing the election results from a convention earlier this month that descended into chaos, confusion and substantial intraparty finger-pointing.
The Democratic Party of Virginia convention that descended into chaos, discord and finger-pointing has prompted a formal complaint against the state party that demands a new election for two of the state's representatives to the Democratic National Committee and the ouster of three top party officials.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to garner enough signatures to appear on the GOP presidential primary ballot in Virginia, leaving former Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul as the only Republican candidates to qualify for the ballot in the crucial swing state as of early Friday evening.
Five of the six plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to throw control of Virginia's congressional redistricting process to the courts have either contributed to or worked for Democrats in the past decade, despite claims that the legal action is not linked to the party.
Two years since Terry McAuliffe's quest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination was thwarted by voters who viewed him as a carpetbagger out of touch with grass-roots Virginia, the multimillionaire entrepreneur is quietly mounting a second bid for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor.
The presumed Democratic contenders for Virginia governor in 2009 hope to do something that hasn't been done in nearly 60 years: jump directly from the Statehouse to the governor's mansion.
RICHMOND — Delegate David B. Albo is standing his ground in support of the "abusive driver" fees that the state started imposing against Virginia drivers in the summer, despite pressure from fellow lawmakers and Virginia residents to scrap the law.
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"It will either feed the narrative that government is being used as a change agent versus the narrative of excessive government intervention in health care," said Brian J. Moran, chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party. "The president feels the government can be used as an instrument of good and provide people with necessary health care, and his opponents believe that this administration has gone too far."
In a statement, party chairman Brian J. Moran said since the president was the only candidate to qualify for the for the Democratic primary, he expected the State Board of Elections to cancel the scheduled presidential primary in the state.