VOTE TUESDAY VIRGINIA Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northham, MarK Herring

November 4, 2013

VOTE TUESDAY VIRGINIA Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northham, MarK Herring

I got this email earlier from “Northam for Lt. Governor” … like him I ask you for your VOTE for all our great Democratic Party candidates all across the Commonwealth …

Dear Shawn,

You have had my back every step of the way. Your unwavering commitment is the cornerstone of our campaign, and I wanted to let you know just how grateful I am.

Before the polls open up on Tuesday, I need to make one last ask of you: your vote.

I never take anything for granted; the stakes are just too high for that. I wanted to share with you one last time why I need your vote on Election Day.

I got into this race because I wanted to bring Virginians together in order to move our Commonwealth forward. As your Lieutenant Governor, I will put an end to the extreme social agenda that has rolled into Richmond over the last couple of years. As a doctor, it is appalling that legislators would tell a woman what she should and shouldn’t be doing with her body.

Every major newspaper has endorsed our campaign. Why? Because I have a record of bipartisan problem solving, and I will continue to champion mainstream solutions to help Virginia families. A good doctor listens to his patients, and during this campaign, I have traveled across Virginia to listen to Virginians from all walks of life. I will be a Lieutenant Governor who will work every day for all Virginians.

We need to make Virginia more welcoming and keep the “open for business” sign shining bright. Discrimination has no place in the Commonwealth, and I will take a lead in advocating equality for all.

I am the only candidate this year to be endorsed by both the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce PAC and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce PAC. I will make it my priority to create new jobs and make Virginia a top business destination for new companies. I will continue my efforts to put Virginians back to work and to make Virginia the undisputed best state for business.

The only way to achieve that kind of economic success is to make sure we have a world-class public school system. Virginia’s schools are our crown jewel, and as your Lieutenant Governor, I will make sure Virginia students will be prepared for the good-paying jobs of tomorrow. Every Virginia child must have access to pre-k so our children begin school ready to learn.

We have a lot of work to do and I have the experience to get it done. I humbly ask for your vote.

Thank you again for all you do,


McAuliffe’s Commitment To Virginia

November 1, 2013

After you watch Terry McAuliffe’s ad “Proud,” be sure to commit to VOTE on Tuesday, November 5th at

Join President Barack Obama in Supporting Terry McAuliffe For Virginia’s Next Governor

October 29, 2013

President Barack Obama will join us on the campaign trail in Arlington on Sunday, November 3rd. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, at 12:00 p.m. at any of these Democratic Party of Virginia offices:

  • Arlington Office: 2050 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201
  • Alexandria Office: 618 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Springfield Office: 6354 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150
  • Fairfax City Office: 11202 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Note: Tickets are free. Tickets are required for admission, but do not guarantee entrance, which is first-come, first-serve.

My wife Dorothy likes to joke that I wouldn’t sleep if I didn’t have to.

Maybe that’s why I love the last days of this campaign so much. We’re on the road around the clock, talking to voters about my plan to move Virginia forward and urging them to own a piece of it by voting on November 5th.

I’m excited President Obama is returning to Virginia to help us spread that message — and I hope you can join us.

7 days to go! Let’s keep it up!



NOT “Paid for by Terry McAuliffe for Governor”

Bill Clinton & …

October 29, 2013

Bill Clinton & I agree … “Don’t be one of those people.”

No one is running for president this year and we’re still a year from the midterm elections. So some people might be tempted to think this election is less important than last year’s.

With 7 days left, we need to show our strength and close the campaign strong. | GOTV Goal: $250,000 | Deadline: Thursday | DONATE NOW

Don’t be one of those people.

I’ve been in Virginia the last three days, and I’ve seen first-hand the passion of Terry’s volunteers and supporters. But they can’t do it alone. My friend Terry needs your attention, your commitment, and your support during the seven short days left before Election Day.

Donate $5 today to help Terry reach his Get Out the Vote fundraising goal  — and to make sure he can close his campaign strong.

Remember what’s on the line next Tuesday and remind your friends:

Ken Cuccinelli was the first Attorney General to sue the federal government to try to stop the Affordable Care Act. He opposes anti-discrimination protections for gay Virginians. And he’s fought for years to restrict Virginia women’s access to health care.

As governor, Terry will focus on what brings Virginians together, not what divides them. And above all, he’ll put job creation first.

A lot of the same people who tried to defeat President Obama last year are pouring millions into Virginia to attack Terry.

We’ve taken them on before and won — in the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act and, of course, in last year’s election.

With seven days left, it’s time to show our strength again. Donate $5 to support Terry today:

Thank you,

Bill Clinton




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October 15th Deadline For 2013 Virginia Voter Registration

October 12, 2013

Not registered?  Do you know someone who still needs to register?  Follow this link:

Currently registered?  “To look-up your Virginia Voter Record, you’ll need to provide your first name, last name, date of birth, locality, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. You can also identify using the voter identification number on your voter card, by selecting “Use Voter ID” below.”

You Should Know … GOP Induced Government Default Could Result In Financial Crisis Worse Than 2008

October 4, 2013

Report: The Potential Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship

Unprecedented default could result in recession comparable to or worse than 2008 financial crisis
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report today on the potential macroeconomic effects of debt ceiling brinksmanship.  The report states that a default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic: credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, and U.S. interest rates could skyrocket, potentially resulting in a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008 or worse.  By looking at the disruptions to financial markets that ensued in 2011, the report examines a variety of economic indicators – including consumer and small business confidence, stock price volatility, credit risk spreads, and mortgage spreads – through which a similar episode might harm the economic expansion. 
“As we saw two years ago, prolonged uncertainty over whether our nation will pay its bills in full and on time hurts our economy,” Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said. “Postponing a debt ceiling increase to the very last minute is exactly what our economy does not need – a self-inflicted wound harming families and businesses. Our nation has worked hard to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, and Congress must act now to lift the debt ceiling before that recovery is put in jeopardy.”
The report notes that even the possibility of a default could roil financial markets and damage the economy, thereby harming American businesses and households.  Sharp declines in household wealth, increases in the cost of financing for businesses and households, and a fall in private-sector confidence, all tend to undermine economic expansion.  It also states that if the current government shutdown is protracted, it could make the U.S. economy even more susceptible to the adverse effects from a debt ceiling impasse than it was prior to the shutdown.
Key Findings of the Report Include:
·         The debt ceiling impasse in 2011 contributed to long-lasting scars on financial markets.  The financial markets stress that developed in August of 2011 persisted for many months.  Then, as now, the economic expansion was vulnerable to adverse shocks. 
·         Even the possibility of a default could lead to sharp declines in household wealth, increases in the cost of financing for businesses and households, and a fall in private-sector confidence.  
·         Sharp declines in household wealth.  Wealth is an important determinant of household consumption spending, and consumption spending accounts for about 70 percent of GDP.  From the second to the third quarter of 2011, household consumption fell $2.4 trillion.
·         Increases in the cost of financing for businesses and households.  Increases in perceived risk and investor risk aversion mean that investors will demand a higher return on money lent.  That higher return implies higher costs of borrowing for households and businesses, which results in lower consumption and investment spending and less hiring.  The 30-year conventional fixed-rate mortgage spread over Treasury yields jumped by as much as 70 basis points late in the summer of 2011.  In the summer of 2011, the BBB credit spread jumped 56 basis points. 
·         A fall in private-sector confidence.  Consumer and business confidence were falling in 2011, and as the debate about the debt limit progressed, business and household confidence fell to levels that are typically only seen during recessions.  It took months before confidence recovered, even though, ultimately, there was no default. 
·         In the event of a default, the U.S. economy could be plunged into a recession worse than any seen since the Great Depression.  The U.S. dollar and Treasury securities are at the center of the international finance system. In the catastrophic event that a debt limit impasse were to lead to a default on Treasury securities, financial markets could be shaken to their core as was seen in late 2008, which resulted in a recession worse than any seen since the Great Depression.
Additionally, there may be tentative signs that the current debate is affecting financial markets.  Although the price moves are small and could easily reverse quickly, the fact that yields on Treasury bills that mature at the end of October are higher than bills that mature immediately before or after might suggest nascent concerns about possible delays in payments on those bills.  If market participants were to lose confidence in the United States’ willingness to repay its debts, the adverse effects seen in 2011 could reappear, and even push up yields on Treasury securities.  Such a rise in Treasury yields would also raise the cost of financing the government’s debt and worsen the fiscal position of the government.

Remembering September 11th, 2001

September 11, 2013

It is hard to believe that twelve years have passed since that tragic day, September 11, 2001.   Like most Americans I have not forgotten.  Today, please take a few moments to remember the lives lost and those lives that changed forever. 

Be sure to recall the heroism of our first responders who rushed headlong into burning buildings with little regard for the danger to their own safety. 

Recall the honor and distinction our military personnel have served with since that day.

Recall how America’s strength has grown as a result of the attack and how no one and no act of terror should change our commitment to these enduring values. 

Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were lost as well as with all the military personnel and first responders and their families who stand in defense of our freedoms and our values.