Governor signs birth-control legislation

Joining Gov. McAuliffe and Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Springfield) at a 2017 bill-signing ceremony for the expansion of birth-control availability in Virginia were Dels. Kathleen Murphy and Jennifer Boysko; state Sen. Jennifer Wexton; Del. Rip Sullivan; NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia executive director Tarina Keene, Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey (with camera) and state Sen. Barbara Favola. (Photo courtesy Marj Signer)

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Four of the seven members of Arlington’s legislative delegation, including all three state senators, have announced their support for Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s bid for governor.

McAuliffe “has the bold vision and proven track record we need to push Virginia forward,” said state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria-Arlington), who joined with colleagues Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) and Janet Howell (D-Fairfax-Arlington) in supporting the bid of the former governor.

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) also has announced his support.

McAuliffe served as governor from 2014-18, but under state law was prohibited from seeking a second consecutive term. If he wins the Democratic primary and general election, he would become the first governor since Mills Godwin to serve two non-consecutive terms. Godwin was elected as a Democrat in 1965, then as a Republican in 1973.

Also currently seeking the Democratic nomination for governor: Lee Carter, Justin Fairfax, Jennifer Carroll Foy and Jennifer McClellan.

(5) comments

Allen Muchnick

Terry McAulilfe is so 2003. It's time for a new generation of Democratic leadership.

Allen Muchnick

I meant to write 2013. The Democrats had a very small bench for statewide office candidates then, but the 2021 bench is much stronger and generally more progressive..

Virginia needs a governor who is not beholden to Dominion Energy and other fossil fuel and nuclear energy interests Much progress is now possible with Democratic majorities in the House of Delegates and Virginia Senate..

Stoptheinsanity

The guy that brought us Charlottesville??? He is another Clinton cuckold. Hillary needed someone to carbet bag Virginia while Bill was having his "cigars".

Stoptheinsanity

Saving the world with green energy while aborting minorities. The 2 party system needs to go.

CJE

Read the Daily Democratic News in the SG - Same Old Same Old across the board. Plus, they're mega-millionaires. State, Region, Local Governments are run by a coalition of Lexus Liberals and Country Club Republicans. Perfectly fine with the Chamber of Commerce Booster local media.

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