ICYMI: Five Key Clips from Virginia House Dems

Virginian-Pilot: Virginia Republicans face the largest number of contested elections in over a decade
 
This November, 85 percent of Republican-held districts will be contested. The Virginian-Pilot this week published a graphic to illustrate the contrast between contested Democratic and Republican-held seats.
 
Daily Kos: Why one of the most important numbers you haven't heard in the 2017-18 election cycle is '88'
 
We’re fielding candidates this year in 88 House of Delegates districts. In this piece, Daily Kos’ Steve Singiser concludes “the bottom line is that history has shown that candidate recruitment is an excellent indicator of party enthusiasm and energy headed into an election cycle. It’s not an accident that the Democrats’ two best legislative election cycles in recent memory (2006 and 2008) came when they were able to field candidates in just about every district.”
 
Huffington Post (Schriock): Women Will Hold The GOP Accountable
 
In this op-ed for the Huffington Post, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock recognized the efforts of Hala Ayala, our Democratic nominee in the 51st District in Northern Virginia. Schriock noted that the women who are standing up to Trump are “single moms like Virginia candidate for delegate Hala Ayala, who raised her children while working a service job with no health insurance.”
 
Inside Nova: A family’s political runs come at an interval of 48 years
 
26-year-old Alicia Kallen, our nominee in the 1st District in southwest Virginia, is making her run for the House of Delegates 48 years after her grandmother did. Kallen's campaign is focused on ensuring rural Virginians have access to health care, education, and jobs.
 
WRIC: House of Delegates candidate accuses Chesterfield hotel of poor living conditions
 
Sheila Bynum-Coleman, our nominee in the 62nd District, is fighting to draw attention to the poor living conditions faced by residents of a Richmond-area hotel. Bynum-Coleman’s tour of the hotel, which she posted to her campaign’s Facebook page, has received nearly 8,000 views.
 
BONUS CLIP: Danica Roem on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show
 
Former journalist Danica Roem, our nominee in the 13th District in Northern Virginia, talks transportation (and much more!) in this twenty-minute conversation on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show. Roem’s portion of the show begins at 32:40. 
 

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