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Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:54 PM

NARAL endorses Northam in VA...Sanders endorses Perriello.

Perriello is questionable on reproductive rights, supported the Stupak amendment. He also has a pro-gun voting record.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:57 PM

1. but why does sanders support him ? Maybe he is anti trade

And the other candidate isn't.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:59 PM

2. Joe Manchin is also pro-IRA on gun issues,

as well as supportive of coal mining, and is on record as supporting significant bans on abortion rights. So what should one conclude about Manchin?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:02 PM

4. that he is a conservative democrat and not a progressive

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:06 PM

6. SO if Sanders endorses Mello, is he making a decision that Mello

is the preferred choice to the GOP alternative? If so, it seems to me that all of the concern over Sanders' endorsements arises because he lacks the "D" after his name.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:09 PM

7. It's about Sanders lack of support for ossoff and constantly being critical of the party

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:00 PM

3. Northam is my first choice.

Perriello has my full support if he wins the nod.

No Rethug (HM-PoF: Hand Maiden-Party of Fascism) is acceptable.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:03 PM

5. No idea what race this is or who these candidates are.

What are their respective positions on Endangered Species Act, public lands, surveillance, policing, and police powers, drug policy, globalization, agricultural and land use policy, taxation, social safety net, privatization, transportation and public transit, energy and alternative and renewables, etc.?

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:11 PM

8. Please don't pot stir without adding an article to back up what you're implying

thanks

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:22 PM

9. I was a little worried about the Sanders endorsement...

Not because I think Perriello is a bad choice, but I knew it was going to bring the whole party disagreement into the VA race, where it is completely unnecessary. I think these are two perfectly reasonable candidates. I'm actually leaning a bit more towards Perriello myself, but will have absolutely no qualms supporting either Northam or Perriello in November.

Northam's credentials aren't necessarily spotless either. He admitted voting for Bush 43 TWICE -- so his whole track record as a modern Democrat is pretty recent. I do like his consistent support for reproductive rights more than Perriello's record, but I'm not worried about Perriello doing anything anti-choice for a variety of reasons.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:47 PM

10. "Obama team lines up behind Perriello"

Politico 3/22/17
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obama-staff-tom-perriello-virginia-236367

"Seeking to drape himself in the mantle of Barack Obama in his Virginia gubernatorial race, former Rep. Tom Perriello on Wednesday began circulating a letter showing support from more than two dozen members of the former president’s staff, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.

Among the 29 signers: Obama’s 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe; former White House deputy chief of staff Nancy-Ann DeParle; former White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer; former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri; former White House deputy senior adviser, Stephanie Cutter; former White House social secretary Julianna Smoot; former White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz; and former White House director of political affairs, Patrick Gaspard, fresh off a stint as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa..."

"Perriello lost in 2010 to GOP Rep. Robert Hurt by 4 percentage points. Obama campaigned for him the weekend before the election, making Perriello the only House member to get a personal political visit from the president.

Other signers of Wednesday's letter include: Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to Michelle Obama; former White House director of legislative affairs, Amy Rosenbaum; former White House Office of Public Engagement Director Jon Carson; former White House director of Media Affairs, Christina Reynolds; former Obama campaign Digital Director Teddy Goff; and former Obama campaign director of Paid Media, Larry Grisolano."

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:54 PM

11. Perriello is against two proposed pipelines and has proposed 2 years of free community college.

Northam also voted for George Bush twice so I'm not sure what to make of that. It's important to note that Bernie isn't the only one for Perriello. Neera Tanden, John Podesta, and the Khan family also support him. I also respect Perriello for having the courage to vote for the ACA even though it arguably meant he lost his House seat. He was one representative who unapologetically stood by Obama in 2010.

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