In last debate, Terry McAuliffe’s opponents say he won’t inspire
Terry McAuliffe's opponents in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor sought to make the case during a debate Tuesday that he won't energize voters in November, while the frontrunning former governor focused on his record and GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin.
VMI graduate Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy disappointed by school’s response to racism allegations
LEXINGTON, Va. – Virginia Military Institute alumna Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy said she is disappointed by the allegations of racism at VMI. Carroll Foy said racism is a problem across the country, but added that VMI needs to acknowledge the problem at the institute. In order to change, you have to admit that there’s a problem," said Carroll Foy. “Racism, discrimination, sexism, bigotry has no place in the ranks of VMI." Carroll Foy, who’s running for Virginia’s governor, also laid out a seven-part plan for improvements she’d like VMI to make.
Advocates plan birthday gift for the 19th Amendment: The ERA
One hundred years ago, American women gained the guaranteed right to vote, with ratification of the 19th Amendment. She introduced that amendment now known as the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress in 1923. Of course, the ERA, finally passed by Congress in 1972 only to stumble during a circuitous ratification effort, still isnt law. ERA advocates were deeply disappointed, though, when in February, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thought the entire state ratification process should be started over, dealing current efforts a potentially serious blow. Were celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment that really only gave the right to vote to white women, she says.
A return of Gov. Terry McAuliffe? Former governor raises money more than declared candidates combined
ROANOKE, Va. – Although former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hasn’t announced plans to run for governor, he certainly has far more funding than his would-be opponents. He previously announced that his political action committee, Common Good VA, raised $1.7 million in the first half of 2020. McAuliffe served as the Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. The Virginia Public Access Project sorted the data provided by the Virginia Department of Elections.
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy formally launches bid for Virginia governor
Jennifer Carroll Foy formally launched her bid for Virginia governor Wednesday, using email and social media to make an initial appeal to voters amid the social distancing constraints of the coronavirus pandemic. Many Democrats are expected to get into the race to replace Democratic Gov. Carroll Foy quietly filed paperwork to run last month. In a biographical video released Wednesday, Carroll Foy describes being discouraged from running for her House seat, especially when people learned she was pregnant "not with one but with two babies." Carroll Foy said she thinks Northam has done a "good job" responding to the pandemic but said there's always room to "be bolder in our response."