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What a pleasure to get together with my colleagues to visit our Representative for #VA10 and being able to talk to a strong Democrat...our own @JenniferWexton!
This year I was asked to lead the congressional meeting with the Congresswoman as part of @AILANational #NDA2019. We stressed two things: a) zealously protecting due process of law, and b) holding federal agencies accountable.
We shared stories from our practices, talked about the invisible wall already built, judicial independence, businesses in NoVA suffering for lack of talent, and actual people from #VA10 who were forced to move to Canada or Australia because the US wouldn't approve their visas.
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I'm very excited to announce that State Senator @JenniferBoysko (SD-33) endorses our campaign in my bid for the Democratic nomination for the VA House of Delegates in District 87!

#Hassan4VA
Boysko took over the state Senate seat vacated by @JenniferWexton, now our Congresswoman from #VA10.

“When I was a newly elected House of Delegates member in 2013, one of my first priorities was ensuring that our most vulnerable communities could thrive in VA," said Boysko.
"In my advocacy at the state legislature, Hassan Ahmad helped me to lift up and share the experiences of Virginia residents affected by policies like the Virginia DREAM Act and driver’s licenses for the undocumented community."
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#116th New Congress convenes soon!
43 HOUSE SEATS FLIPPED BLUE! 🌊🌊🌊 #BlueWave2018
(*Net of 40) 64 New Democratic Members in the HOUSE!
with @TeamPelosi leading the way
What do they stand for?
⤵️THREAD of ALL New Blue Congressfolk⤵️
w/ graphic, campaign website links & Twitter
Arizona #AZ02 #116thCongress
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick
kirkpatrickforcongress.com/issues/
@Ann_Kirkpatrick

"Proud lifelong Arizonan, former prosecutor & congresswoman, independent voice for working Arizona families."

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Arizona #AZ09 #AZ9 #116thCongress
Representative Greg Stanton
Former Phoenix Mayor, Former Phoenix City Councilman & Attorney
stantonforarizona.com/issues
@gregstantonaz
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facebook.com/gregstantonaz

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Wexton running hot in #VA10. That's the district we door-knocked in 2016, so it'd be good to see Comstock lose, even if two years late.
Sweet. MSNBC calls #VA10.
Sherrod Brown isn't a surprise, but it's a lovely moment anyway.
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🚨MY MASTER THREAD of #Midterm2018 results analysis, including an array of data dives. Will the country chose to repudiate president Trump? Health care instead of the wall? RT & strap in, folks, tonight could be a wild ride. We get the first batch of results at around 6 PM ET.
Turnout has looked unprecedented for weeks now. Indications today that it could even beat these lofty expectations. At this point I think I’d buy for pickups in Tossup sub/urban seats like #TX07 #TX32 and #TX26, but sell in more rural districts that have looked like reaches.
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I made a list of the 55 House districts to watch, w/ the 32 key seats for Dems to win a net +23 to win the House. It’s also a viewing guide, organized roughly on poll closing times. (Based on @CookPolitical categories, @FiveThirtyEight, and the Hillary 25) shugerblog.com/2018/11/06/201…
2/ I'll post analysis of Senate and Governorships. Also watch the Attorneys General and State Supreme Court.
Texas, vote for my friend Justin @NelsonForTexas against an *indicted* and corrupt incumbent!
Justin is the real deal - super smart, devoted, hard working, progressive.
3/ Michigan, vote for @sbagen Sam Bagenstos for Supreme Court!
I can't imagine a better state supreme court justice. Brilliant scholar, rule-of-law defender, progressive perspective.
Michigan's Supreme Court has made huge decisions over the past decade. It needs Sam's wisdom.
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Why the slight shift? Let me try to explain what we've observed move post-Labor Day. There are basically 3 large buckets of House races we're watching...
1) Vulnerable Rs in upscale, suburban, Clinton-won "Whole Foods" districts like #VA10 Comstock, #KS03 Yoder, #CO06 Coffman, #MN03 Paulsen, #CA45 Walters, #NJ07 Lance, etc. These Rs are mostly trailing & their numbers haven't gotten any better recently.
2) Competitive races in redder, working-class districts that Trump won by double digits in '16, such as #IL12 Bost, #MN08 OPEN, #NY22 Tenney, #WV03 OPEN, etc. Overall, things have slightly improved in "Trump zones" for Rs, w/ notable exceptions in districts like #KS02 & #ME02.
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Virginia is where the post-Trump bounceback began last year, and we’re determined to elect more progressive leaders this year—including an all-women slate of congressional candidates. #VApol (1/7)
#VA02: Elaine Luria will prioritize Virginians’ safety by working to protect access to affordable healthcare and working to combat climate change. NXTGN.US/fj6
#VA05: Leslie Cockburn believes in #MedicareForAll. She will fight for living wages and free community college—and against pipelines. NXTGN.US/fj7
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Let's flip #VA10! I'm co-hosting a last-minute fundraiser for @JenniferWexton. Virginia needs a progressive leader, and it's time for GOP @RepComstock to step down.

Right before midterms. Right when it counts. Put your money where your mouth is.

secure.actblue.com/donate/nassar
Here's why I, as an immigration lawyer and #VA10 resident, believe we've moved past Comstock. She has succumbed to the race-baiting GOP party line. She can't be seen as true Republican if she doesn't conflate the entire Latino community with MS-13.
Despite her persistent and curious claims that @JenniferWexton wants to let gang members into Virginia, she voted in favor of freeing ICE to detain and deport anyone, without prioritization for the dangerous ones.

That makes us all LESS safe.
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Teachable moment: The Overton window has shifted so far to the right that even immigrants like David Ramadan consider speaking out on Comstock's deplorable immigration record "partisan hackery."

Far from being deceitful, my statement is a product of 15 years of experience.
Comstock succumbed to the race-baiting GOP party line. She can't be seen as true Republican if she doesn't conflate the entire Latino community with MS-13.
She introduced the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, blazing new trails in the law by making gang members deportable.
Despite her persistent and curious claims that @JenniferWexton wants to let gang members into Virginia, she voted in favor of freeing ICE to detain and deport anyone, without prioritization for the dangerous ones.

Partisan hackery, defined.
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The stench of defeat?

GOP strategists already penciling in Reps. Coffman (#CO06) and Paulsen (#MN03) as probable lost causes, joining Comstock (#VA10) and Blum (#IA01) in the write-off column: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/dem-confide…
Senate polling chatter from the same TPM piece:

▪️Nelson has rebounded to a small lead in FL (Gillum's nomination is seen as positive for his chances)
▪️Tester and Manchin hold "comfortable leads"
▪️Donnelly is clinging to a "narrow lead"
▪️Bredesen is "tied or slightly leading"
▪️McCaskill is in a "dogfight" rather than trailing
▪️Heller will probably lose
▪️AZ is essentially tied
▪️Republicans think they'll beat Heitkamp
▪️GOP is mildly concerned about TX
▪️Dems are a "bit concerned" about NJ
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Q2 Fundraising is over, and Democrats did a great job!

But I was chatting with @ybbkaren and an interesting question came up:

With SO MANY great candidates, how do we decide who needs donations the most? Many are worthy, but our personal funds are not unlimited.
So I came up with an idea for my own list of Dems who need $$$ based upon the following criteria:

*They have won their primary
*They are trying to flip “swing” GOP-held seats (per @CookPolitical ratings)
*They are behind their GOP opponents in “Cash on Hand” (per @OpenSecretsDC)
That’s not to say that other Democrats in swing districts are not worthy. They are. But the following, from a strategic $$$ perspective, might be the best place to donate *for now*.

This is the list of those House candidates, and their donation links, based on that criteria:
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Coming back from the holiday and catching up on the news? Here are some of the biggest stories you may have missed!
Republicans are standing by while Trump sabotages health care markets and raises premiums AGAIN! #ACA #ProtectOurCare nytimes.com/2018/07/07/us/…
GOP candidate says something racist? Say NO to racism by voting for @PaulDavisKS!

"While CNN has rated the race to replace Jenkins as leaning Republican, Democrats have lined up behind former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis to flip the district."
cnn.com/2018/07/07/pol…
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The new updated Blue list of Dem candidates running everywhere for everything:
Updated 7/6/18
Omar Vaid
@omarvaid
Muslim-American union worker & dog dad of two rescues. Democrat running for Congress in NY-11 contributor: bit.ly/2gnfDDX
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#SundayMotivation
What do we have the most control over? Voting, helping others register to vote, getting out the vote, and flipping as many seats as possible in the #Midterms2018

Here are 27 seats Democrats can pick up, followed by candidates. Direct some energy to them. 1/7
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The GOP's silence about ripping children from their parents is deafening.

Guess who *is* stating a clear moral position on this...Your 2018 Democratic swing district nominees. I've threaded their positions below. Please RT and follow all. #FlipEverything. Save America's soul.
Katie Porter - #CA45 @katieporteroc
Kathleen Williams - #MTAL @WilliamsForMT
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Hey #Virginia
Well done for #PrimaryElection!
You gave the country hope with your State elections.
Same again for #Midterms2018?
Here’s a THREAD of
ALL Democratic Candidates
& Voter Info with Links
#BlueWave2018
#VA01 #VA02 #VA03 #VA04 #VA05 #VA06 #VA07 #VA08 #VA09 #VA10 #VA11
Democratic Candidate #VA01 #VA1

Vangie Williams
vangieforcongress.com
@Vangie4Congress

vs Incumbent Rob Wittman (R)
Voting Record: projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump…

VOTE NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Register by October 15
Apply for Absentee Ballot by October 30
#FlipVABlue #BlueWaveVA
Democratic Candidates #VA02 #VA2

Elaine Luria
Retired Navy Commander & Businesswoman
elaineforcongress.com
@ElaineLuriaVA

vs Incumbent Scott Taylor (R)
Voting Record projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump…

VOTE NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Register by October 15

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#FlipVABlue #BlueWaveVA
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Hey #Virginia
#Primary Election JUNE 12, 2018
Here’s a THREAD of ALL Democratic Candidates for Congress including Websites.
& Voter Info with Links
Register by MAY 21st here: elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal…
#BlueWave2018
#VA01 #VA02 #VA03 #VA04 #VA05 #VA06 #VA07 #VA08 #VA09 #VA10 #VA11
#ABSENTEE BALLOT in #Virginia
Request Absentee ballot by OCTOBER 30
Return by November 6
Online Application here: elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal…
Printable Application here: elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/Vo…
Send to Voter Registration Office here: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformati…

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VOTER ID in Virginia
#VoterID #VA
Find Local Voter Registration Office here: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformati…
Application for free Voter Photo Identification Card here: elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/Vo…

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#VA01 #VA02 #VA03 #VA04 #VA05 #VA06 #VA07 #VA08 #VA09 #VA10 #VA11
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Last week, I went to a gun show to find out how easy it is to buy an assault rifle. What I found was terrifying - it took less time to buy a weapon of war than a cup of coffee. #VA10 #NeverAgain #VetsVsTheNRA
If this makes you as angry as it makes me, chip in here to help me fight back against the NRA: bit.ly/2raykwD
If you'd like to get involved, sign up to phonebank or canvass with us here.

bit.ly/2reqRMy
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Tonight, Speaker Ryan is in NoVa trying to sell his snake oil tax plan that would be devastating to Northern Virginia families and our local economy. Here are some inconvenient facts:
Fact: #VA10, where Speaker Ryan is holding his #TaxTownHall, ranks as the 6th highest congressional district claiming the SALT deduction. 51.7% of VA10 constituents would no longer be able to claim this deduction.
Fact: #VA10 residents would be disproportionately hit by the Trump/Ryan plan that caps mortgage interest deduction. Loudoun County has the largest average deduction in the county at $6,365.
washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-…
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