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For the Record: Tom Garrett’s Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lies

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Before tonight’s debate, Jane Dittmar’s campaign released Tom Garrett’s top ten most ridiculous lies and hypocritical statements.

PRESS RELEASE: Tom Garrett’s Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lies

“Tom Garrett continuously repeats in our debates “You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts,” said Dittmar campaign manager Tom Vandever. “Well, Tom’s opinions and his ‘facts’ seem to be flat out incorrect or cherry-picked to fit his needs, and we hope the media holds him accountable to his own words during tonight’s debate.”

“Tom Garrett continuously repeats in our debates “You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts,” said Dittmar campaign manager Tom Vandever. “Well, Tom’s opinions and his ‘facts’ seem to be flat out incorrect or cherry-picked to fit his needs, and we hope the media holds him accountable to his own words during tonight’s debate.”

Trump’s greatest service to America may be ending Paul Ryan’s career

Paul Ryan: The most overrated intellect in Washington

Read Paul Ryan: The most overrated intellect in Washington

Though Ryan was, ostensibly, second fiddle to Mitt Romney, the GOP’s most influential minds spoke of the blue-eyed congressman as the One True King. According to Republican Überlobbyist Grover Norquist, the country needs only to “pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen” because that president’s one job would be signing “legislation that has already been prepared” — Paul Ryan’s legislation.

Ryan was the agenda setter. The mastermind. The man with the plan to unravel the New Deal and nuke the Great Society from orbit.

And then, the GOP’s rank-and-file got other ideas:

Trump’s greatest service to America may be ending Paul Ryan’s career

Paul Ryan, Scourge of the Elderly, Uniter of the Republican Clans, Wielder of the Magic Asterisk, Philosopher Prince, Student Who Failed Arithmetic, was supposed to be the GOP’s conquering hero. He is the architect of the Republican Budget, a general so beloved he persuaded 235 elected lawmakers to fall in line - marching together behind legislation that would phase out Medicare.

Breaking: President Obama to Announce Endorsement of Jane Dittmar for Congress

“As we exit the stage, to make sure that we’re passing the baton not only to Hillary Clinton,” he said, “but also to a Congress that is willing to do the people’s business.”

President Barack Obama is endorsing 30 more House candidates Monday, expanding his effort to use his rising popularity to help Democrats looking to flip or hold swing districts across the country — and crush them under the association with Donald Trump.

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“The president’s proud to stand with these Democratic candidates who understand that the gridlock and obstruction in Washington needs to end next January,”

Obama’s already taped ads and robocalls for several candidates, and more is expected in the final two weeks until Election Day.

The endorsements “make the case to voters that Democrats will put people first and make real progress for our country, while Republicans will continue to put party over country by supporting Donald Trump as their standard-bearer,” said Kelly Ward, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Sunday evening.

Editorial: Bury Trump in a Landslide

Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve.

Then came Donald Trump — liar, thief, bully, hypocrite, sexual victimizer and unhinged, self-adoring demagogue.

The 16-month campaign since Trump vaingloriously entered the race has horrifyingly revealed that the Big Lie brazenly told — built on smaller falsehoods and spread by social media and a lust for TV ratings — can bring the United States to the brink of electing an aspiring strongman with no moral bearing or self-control.

But, now, with his defeat all but certain, Trump is conjuring for his followers demons that conspire to destroy them and the nation.

Chillingly, he refused in Wednesday night’s debate to commit to honoring the results of the November election. Doing so, he questioned the fundamental soundness of America’s democracy.

Daily News Editorial: Bury Trump in a Landslide

The 14 segments are:

Chapter 1:  Trump The Demagogue
Chapter 2:  Trump The Fraudster
Chapter 3:  Trump The Headcase
Chapter 4:  Trump The Fake Philanthropist
Chapter 5:  Trump The Liar
Chapter 6:  Trump The Flip Flopper
Chapter 7:  Trump The Ignoramus
Chapter 8:  Trump The Conspiracy Theorist
Chapter 9:  Trump The Tax Evader
Chapter 10: Trump The Divider
Chapter 11: Trump The Authoritarian
Chapter 12: Trump the Security Risk
Chapter 13: Trump The Misogynist
Chapter 14: Trump The Enemy of Democracy

News to America: Bury Trump in a Landslide

Daily News Editorial: Bury Trump ina Landslide When deliberating over a presidential endorsement, the Daily News Editorial Board strives to identify the person who offers the greatest promise to brighten the futures of Americans and to safeguard the national security. Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve.

Captain Humayun Khan, American Hero

Khizr Khan Asks Trump: ‘Would My Son Have A Place In Your America?’

Before terrorists attacked New York and Washington in 2001, Captain Humayun Khan had planned to leave the Army to attend law school. But 9/11 changed his plans, and in 2004 he traveled to Iraq to support the post-war effort there.

During a phone call in May of 2004, his mother urged him not to be a hero and to return safely.  “Of course I will,” his parents remembered him saying. “But Mother, you should know I have responsibility for these soldiers, and I cannot leave them unprotected.”

Khan is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia

Khan is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia

A month later, Khan, 27, was dead.

While serving at Baqubah base, north-east of Baghdad, one of his duties was to inspect soldiers in the early morning near the compound’s entrance gate.

On 8 June 2004, an inspection turned deadly when a taxi sped towards Khan’s line of troops.

Acting quickly, he told his soldiers to step back and hit the ground as he moved towards the approaching car. He walked with his arm outstretched in a halt gesture for 10 to 15 seconds.

Just before reaching him, the driver detonated a suicide bomb.

The explosion killed Khan. But in blocking the vehicle, he succeeded in saving countless colleagues, including more than a hundred soldiers eating breakfast close to the gateway to the base.

Khan was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star – two US military honors.

He was buried in Arlington Cemetery, near Washington, in a funeral attended by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Extends Virginia Voter Registration

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Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe


October 20, 2016

Office of the Governor
Contact: Brian Coy
Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Statement on Ruling Extending Voting Registration

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after a federal judge ordered that Virginia’s voter registration process be extended until 11:59 PM on Friday, October 21, 2016:

“I am pleased that the court has agreed with the request to extend Virginia’s voter registration period after unprecedented web traffic prevented many people from completing their registrations online before the original deadline. The Commonwealth will fully comply with the court’s order and extend our registration process online, in-person and through the mail.

“The Virginia Department of Elections and the Virginia Information Technology Agency have been working overtime since Monday night to expand the capacity of the system that allows Virginians to register to vote online, and I am confident that the steps we have taken will provide an improved experience to people who use it.

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“However, I do want to urge Virginians who are interested in registering to vote to act as quickly as possible and, if they are able, to take advantage of all of the available ways to register to vote during this period, including visiting a local registrar’s office or a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

“Additionally, in the event that there are unexpected technology issues, we urge Virginians to contact the Department of Elections and indicate that they are attempting to register, so that staff can follow up and ensure that they make it through the process.

“The right to vote is one of the most sacred tenets of our democracy and we should do everything we can to make it accessible to as many people as possible. I am pleased that we are able to offer the individuals who were unable to register another opportunity to make their voices heard and we are working hard to ensure that this process, as well as the remainder of this election cycle, is smooth and easy for everyone who participates.”

For more information on how to register to vote, please visit http://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/.



To view the published statement, please visit: http://bit.ly/2eKJB32


Elliot Meyer
Press Assistant
Office of Governor Terence R. McAuliffe
Direct: (804) 786-4401
General: (804) 786-2211

New Poll: Dittmar vs Garret Now Just A Six-Point Race

CONTACT: Genevieve Cox


New Poll: Dittmar vs Garret Now Just A Six-Point Race

Dittmar leads with independents 41% to 38%

A poll conducted ten days ago finds that that Jane Dittmar is rapidly closing in on her Republican opponent. Dittmar now narrowly trails Tom Garrett by six points (41%-47%) in the race for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District.

This come after a month of ads highlighting Jane Dittmar’s powerful story as a moderate  small businesswoman and mediator. The poll is a demonstration of how the national environment and Donald Trump’s toxic candidacy are damaging Tom Garrett  who still supports Donald Trump even after the revelation of his comments on sexually assaulting women. Despite the perception that Trump is popular in this district, he narrowly leads hillary Clinton. Trump’s unfavorable ratings are 54%.

“I’m so solidly in the Trump camp that I can’t find a word strong enough to describe it.”

-Tom Garrett

Most notably, Dittmar is winning among independents (41% to 38%), and she will continue to  grow her support among independents as Donald Trump’s campaign continues to tank, and following Trump’s campaign announcement that he is, “pulling out of Virginia.” Trendlines show rapid movement in Dittmar’s direction.

“It is clear that voters are embracing Jane’s moderate profile and thoughtful plans for good-paying jobs, solid infrastructure, and putting Washington back to working for families,” said campaign manager Tom Vandever. “The voters of Virginia are clearly rejecting the reckless campaign of Donald Trump and Tom Garrett who has pledged to support the dangerous nominee under any circumstance.”

Read the poll memo here.

Anzalone Liszt Grove Research conducted N=400 live telephone interviews with likely 2016 voters in Virginia CD-05. Interviews were conducted between October 10-12, 2016. Respondents were selected at random, with interviews apportioned demographically based on past voter turnout. Expected margin of sampling error for is 4.9% with a 95% confidence level.


Dittmar Campaign Denounces Sleazy Republican Charges

CONTACT: Genevieve Cox


CHARLOTTESVILLE—Jane Dittmar, 5th District congressional candidate, today denounced the attempt by the Garrett campaign to resurrect a long-resolved one-car accident from 1999 to deflect attention from his failing campaign.

“Tom Garrett is trying to retry a case that was settled in court over 17 years ago,” said Dittmar. “Regarding this traffic violation I was guilty of a traffic accident—nothing more, nothing less.  My DMV record has never had a DUI violation and I have never been convicted of a DUI violation.”

Earlier this summer, attorney Ron Tweel, who represented Dittmar at the time, confirmed that the LEXIS-NEXIS report was in error and that the case did not result in a DUI conviction.

“I’m disgusted that my opponent, who should understand due process, would sink to this level. He is desperate. He is polling badly and knows he may well lose this race, and so he’s opted ‘to go low.”

“People do not expect candidates to lead perfect lives, but they do expect them to learn from their mistakes. I learned my lesson and have not had a traffic accident since before the turn of the century.”

“This is the kind of politics that makes good people unwilling to run for office—career politicians who will do anything to gain and stay in office,” stated Dittmar. “We need positive change in Washington, not ‘burn down the house’ career politicians.”


Democracy is on the ballot November 8

There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.

“We know the progress we’ve made despite the forces of opposition, despite the forces of discrimination, despite the politics of backlash. That doesn’t stop with my presidency. We’re just getting started.”

Voter Registration Closes October 17

Voter Registration Closes October 17

Hillary Clinton will fight to break down all the barriers that hold Americans back and build ladders of opportunity for all people—so that every child in America can live up to his or her God-given potential.

As president, Hillary will:

      • Reform our broken criminal justice system by reforming sentencing laws and policies, ending racial profiling by law enforcement, strengthening the bonds of trust between communities and police, and more. Read more here.
      • Protect the right to vote by fighting to repair the Voting Rights Act and implementing universal, automatic voter registration so that every American will be registered to vote when they turn 18, unless they opt out. Read more here.
      • Protect immigrants’ rights and keep families together by fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, including a full and equal pathway to citizenship and an end to family detention and private immigrant detention centers. Read more here.
      • End the epidemic of gun violence in our communities. Gun violence is the leading cause of death for young African American men—more than the next nine leading causes combined. We must do more to crack down on gun stores that flood our communities with illegal guns and deprive our children of their futures. Read more here.
      • Fight against environmental injustice. Clean air and clean water are basic human rights. But too many children in low-income housing are exposed to lead. African American children are twice as likely to suffer from asthma as white children. Half of our nation’s Latino population lives in areas where the air quality does not meet the EPA’s health standards—and climate change will put vulnerable populations at even greater risk. As president, Hillary will work to reduce air pollution, invest in the removal of toxins like lead, develop greener and more resilient infrastructure, tackle energy poverty, and boost efforts to clean up highly polluted toxic sites.
      • Close the education achievement gap by making sure every child has a world-class education from birth through college. Hillary will double America’s investment in Early Head Start, ensure that every 4-year-old in America has access to high-quality preschool, drive student achievement in K-12 schools, make college affordable, and relieve the crushing burden of student debt.
      • End violence against the transgender community—particularly women of color. Read more here.
      • Revitalize the economy in communities that have been left out and left behind through a “Breaking Every Barrier Agenda” that includes $125 billion in targeted investments to create good-paying jobs, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, and connect housing to opportunity. Read more here.
      • Ensure equal treatment for citizens in Puerto Rico. Hillary is committed to making sure Puerto Ricans have a voice and are treated equally. She believes that Puerto Ricans must be treated equally by Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs that benefit families. She will also work with the people of Puerto Rico and with advocates from all sides to answer the fundamental question of their political status.


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