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Is the 26th Winnable For Dems?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


During the special election cycle that ended yesterday in Virginia’s 26th House of Delegates district, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) pumped nearly $59,000 into Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner’s campaign. By most accounts, the Degner campaign’s ground game was impressive (they knocked on my door three separate times, and left a door hanger early Tuesday […]

Degner Leads Wilt in Fundraising, Spending

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The financial reports for the candidates in the race for 26th district delegate are in, and it’s apparent that the Democratic Party of Virgina (DPVA) is taking this race in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County seriously. Democratic candidate Kai Degner leads his Republican opponent, Tony Wilt, in fundraising and spending.

Byrd Joins Coffman In GOP City Council Bid

Friday, May 14, 2010

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There are two seats on City Council up for election this November, currently held by Republican Ted Byrd and Independent Carolyn Frank. In today’s Daily News-Record, Byrd said he is seeking the Republican nomination to keep his seat. Harrisonburg Republicans are expected to officially nominate their candidates Monday evening. In early January, Harrisonburg City School […]

No Dem Challenger for Goodlatte

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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In the spring of 2007, Sam Rasoul began his long, ambitious campaign to challenge Republican incumbent Congressman Bob Goodlatte for the sixth district seat in 2008. Now, less than seven months out from the November 2010 election, no challenger has stepped forward from the Democratic Party to challenge Goodlatte. Although there will be other names […]

Fitzgerald, Romero Dem Nominees for City Council

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Former Mayor Joe Fitzgerald and local teacher Sal Romero are now the official Democratic Party nominees for City Council. Monday evening, Harrisonburg Democrats held an assembled caucus at the Massanutten Public Library to elect their nominees. Fitzgerald and Romero were the only two to officially announce their intentions to run as Democrats for the two […]

Degner Secures Dem Nomination

Friday, April 16, 2010


It came as no surprise last night when Mayor Kai Degner secured the official Democratic Party nomination to run for 26th district delegate in the impending special election. From the official campaign release: Gathered with a group of Democrats from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County [Degner] was officially nominated by the 26th District Caucus. Mayor Degner […]

Hart Not Running for Delegate

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Last year, Gene Hart ran as the Democratic candidate against Republican Delegate Matt Lohr. Following Lohr’s recent announcement that he will vacate his seat as the delegate from 26th district, there was some speculation about whether Hart would run again this year in the special election. But the former candidate wants to put those rumors […]

Degner Announces Run for Lohr’s Seat

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner “unofficially” announced he is running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 26th district of the House of Delegates. According to his website, an event officially announcing the campaign will be held next week. After much consideration and many humbling pledges of support, I have elected to pursue the unexpected opening for […]

Mills Named Exec Director of DPVA

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Last week Dave Mills was selected to be the new executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia. In 2003, Lowell Fulk defeated Mills, an ‘02 JMU alum, in a bid for the 26th district Democratic nomination for House of Delegates. Another Dave, also a JMU alum with ties to the Valley, is heading the […]

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