Virginia’s Go-Between: The Who’s Who of DC Dems

The Virginia gubernatorial race is turning into a who’s-who of top Dems from Washington D.C. who arrived just in time to signal that this contest is far from over. Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California…

Virginia's Go-Between: The Who's Who of DC Dems

The Virginia gubernatorial race is turning into a who’s-who of top Dems from Washington D.C. who arrived just in time to signal that this contest is far from over.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California went on camera with her small children to headline a rally at a Richmond high school. Her full trip to Richmond will cost $1,300 of campaign cash.

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a point to stop by Gillespie’s backyard to mark the two-week mark in the campaign. This is part of her multimillion dollar swing through Virginia for the special election. She’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Jon Ossoff-forced contest, due to local and national economic success in the 9th District. She’ll raise that money again in Virginia as she aims to snatch up independents.

Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia Beach, met with Tech President Tim Sands in Northern Virginia. Scott officially endorsed governor candidate Ralph Northam during a robocall he played for voters last week.

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Ralph Northam, tried to ease voters minds about what it’ll be like if Gillespie does get elected. First off, Northam unveiled his pick to temporarily replace him if he’s elected as a Brownie if Northam is elected Governor. One such Brownie is a Virginia School of the Arts Teacher, would become Governor if Northam wins the race.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia joined a rally led by incoming Congressman David Brat (R-Va.) in Frederick, Virginia. He’s in support of state Senator Ralph Northam, co-author of sanctuary state legislation.

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) met with Governor Terry McAuliffe in Richmond. At one point, Connolly made a point to punch the podium to speedily convey why he needed Terry McAuliffe to be re-elected.

And the polls are tightening in Virginia. Even Gillespie’s biggest boosters agree that between Northam’s healthcare executive years as Lieutenant Governor, and Northam’s LGBT and women’s rights strong (Congressman Gerry Connolly, the most socially progressive member of the House of Representatives, endorsed Northam), it’s a close race.

Supporters and foes are working at full-force.

Here’s a round-up of some of the speakers at today’s event: Congressman Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Nancy Pelosi, Tim Kaine, Terry McAuliffe, Dick Durbin, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congressman Robert C. Scott, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Michael McGreevey, Scott Lively, Che Parent, and Congressman Gerry Connolly.

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