Herring represents central and west Alexandria in the state House of Delegates.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
State delegate from Alexandria's west end says if elected she would continue to serve in the state House of Delegates.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The two U.S. Senate candidates talked about sequestration and the economy in McLean Thursday.
MCLEAN — The potential $500 billion in defense cuts looming in Washington took center stage Thursday at the Capital One Conference Center during the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen. The cuts — $1 trillion in total under the banner of "sequestration" — could cost the Old Dominion thousands of jobs, particularly in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. Once meant as a stopgap measure, the continuing partisan divide in Washington has transformed them into a real threat. Kaine, a Democrat and former governor, presented his plan to solve the problem, which largely revolves around ending Bush-era tax cuts to individuals making more than $500,000 annually and cutting subsidies to the five largest …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
State party convention drew more than 2,000 to the city of Fairfax this weekend.
FAIRFAX — Perhaps U.S. Sen. Mark Warner put it best: "In 2008, we changed the guard. In 2012, we need to guard the change." More than 2,000 Democrats from across the commonwealth descended on George Mason University this weekend for the Democratic Party of Virginia's State Convention. The gathering served as part pep rally, part organizational meeting as activists mobilize for November. Party leaders had similar messages, previewing what they will try to hammer home while Virginia is in the national spotlight as a battleground state for the U.S. presidency. That message, they say, is that the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party has made this country, and this state, unrecognizable and infringes on the rights of gays, women and …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The next Virginia Governor's race is two years away, and he's setting himself up for a run
It's 7 a.m. on a hot July morning and Terry McAuliffe jumps into the passenger seat of his hybrid Chevy Tahoe. On this Saturday in McLean, Va., the heat index will reach 110 degrees. The country is fired up over the debt ceiling fight in Washington, and McAuliffe, 54, wide-eyed and grinning, looks like a kid who's just been told he's going to McDonald's. He pulls a map of Virginia from the glove box. It's peppered with magic marker circles (You can see a digital version of the map on his campaign-like website). "Love the map!" McAuliffe says, almost shouts, and then sips coffee from a travel mug. "It's fun going to these tiny towns. To them I'm the former chair of the DNC, and it's fun for coal miners to get to know you, to get rid of the …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Party hopes to re-paint Virginia blue in 2011 and beyond.
Thank you for all your hard work. Now, get ready to work hard. That was the message at the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner this weekend. More than 300 activists, party leaders and elected officials gathered at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Ballston for the traditional showcase of the year’s accomplishments and a pep rally for the months ahead. “Already this evening, I’ve been handed business cards from people saying, ‘Please let me know where I can help outside of Arlington. Where can I help downstate to make sure we elect more Democrats?’ ” state party Chairman Brian Moran told the crowd in his opening remarks. The party is banking on that level of activism heading into a delayed primary season …