Three major Virginia newspapers blasted Attorney General — and candidate for Governor — Ken Cuccinelli’s attempt this week to declare himself above Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Cuccinelli’s FOIA ploy comes as he continues to dodge questions about his ongoing scandal with Star Scientific and CEO Jonnie Williams. Excerpts follow:
Virginian-Pilot Editorial: Naked FOIA dodge from the AG’s office
To truly appreciate the absurdity of the legal argument, consider this: The public-records law that staff members in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office said did not apply to the attorney general specifically mentions the office four times…. » Read more..
This weekend Virginia Tea Party Republicans made history when they nominated the most extreme statewide ticket this Commonwealth has ever seen. From banning birth control and forcing women to report miscarriages to police, to comparing Planned Parenthood to the KKK, there is no arguing that Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain are further outside the Virginia mainstream than any slate of candidates either party has ever nominated.
The Democratic Party of Virginia and concerned Virginians from all political points of view spent the last week informing voters about Ken Cuccinelli’s dangerous and extreme “personhood” agenda to ban birth control and roll back women’s rights. As the memo below demonstrates, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain are the two most perfect candidates Tea Party Republicans could have nominated to walk in lockstep with Cuccinelli’s dangerous crusades. » Read more..
1. The LCDC held a special election May 15, and Val Suzdak was elected LCDC Secretary. Sixty-five votes were cast, an impressive showing for a special meeting. Congratulations to Val; we look forward to working with her. Special thanks to Marrett Ceo for his willingness to serve; we hope to find another role within the LCDC to utilize his skills and enthusiasm.
2. Loudoun’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner is only two weeks away! We expect a strong turnout, in large part due to our powerful lineup of guests and speakers. All five of the 2013 statewide candidates — Terry McAuliffe, Aneesh Chopra, Sen. Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Sen. Mark Herring — will be speaking, and many other candidates and electeds will be there. Still need tickets? Buy them now! https://secure.actblue.com/page/jjdinnerloudoun2013
3. The Democratic Primary is June 11, and the deadline to register to vote in that election (if you’re not already a registered voter) is this coming Monday, May 20. Also, absentee voting is already available. Learn more about both of these at http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=2878