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Radio WINA Interview with 5th District Candidate Jane Dittmar


After 18 months of campaigning, we’re down to the final days. The election may be over this Tuesday, but its impact will be felt for decades.

Virginia is one of the fiercest battlegrounds in the nation — that’s why a group of generous donors has stepped up to stand with Virginia Democrats.

Donate now and they will match every single contribution made to our Get Out the Vote efforts by midnight on November 6 >>

The GOP wants to turn back the clock on the progress we’ve made. But Virginians are fighting back.

Right now, hundreds of volunteers are making phone calls and knocking on doors.

Join your fellow Madison Dems as we work to elect Hillary Clinton and Jane Dittmar on November 8. There are lots of opportunities to get involved!
  •      Saturday, 11/5 9-6 Coordinated Campaign Phone Bank
  •      Sunday, 11/6 noon-6 Coordinated Campaign Phone Bank
  •      Monday, 11/7 Phone Bank from home on your own schedule
Election Day, Tuesday, 11/8
  •      All day: errand runners needed (snacks for poll watchers, etc.)
  •      Noon-6: Coordinated Campaign Phone Bank
  •      4-7: Greeters needed at Oakpark and Brightwood precincts
  •      6:30-late: Celebration Potluck, election returns on big screen TV

Please email volunteer@madisondems.org for directions and instructions

If all of our grassroots supporters step up now, we even have a chance to take back the House, something everyone thought was impossible just a few weeks ago.

We’ve got five days to go — Will you help Democrats finish this election strong?

Access to quality broadband is a necessity of modern life

To The Editor

Central Virginia is an amazing place to live. We are blessed with natural beauty and historical significance. However, many of our neighbors are struggling.

In much of the region, where we once had thriving industry and agriculture, there is now little economic growth or opportunity. Revitalizing our economy won’t happen overnight and won’t happen on its own. We must build for the future to attract business and industry back to our district. Our first step: Get our district connected.

Access to quality broadband is a necessity of modern life. The economic and social benefits of internet access are numerous. Communities without widespread broadband have less economic growth and higher unemployment. Individuals without a quality Internet connection cannot apply for jobs, and lack online career building tools and social media to connect them with employers.

Without Internet access, our children have limited access to critical educational resources and online homework, leaving them at a disadvantage. Broadband access in rural areas will expand telemedicine opportunities, giving our neighbors expanded access to doctors and medical information, as well as online veterans benefit information for those who have served our country.

Despite the undeniable benefits, our district is among the worst connected regions in the country. In the 5th District, only 37 percent of people have access to the FCC’s minimum defined speed for quality broadband, 25 mbps. Nationally, 90 percent of Americans have access to these speeds. Even rural regions nationwide are far more connected with 61 percent connected to high-speed broadband. We must do more to compete in an increasingly connected world.

Residents of Virginia’s 5th District have a right to the benefits of accessible broadband and we have the ability to make it happen. The FCC created the Connect America Fund to build broadband infrastructure in underserved regions. As residents of the 5th District, we have already paid federal taxes into this fund. I want to bring our money home. Without raising taxes a penny, we can revitalize our region’s economy and prepare it for our children’s futures.

Just as in broadband, status quo politics has failed us. Politicians more concerned with party politics than the people have ignored the problems of districts like ours for too long. My opponent represents more of the same; a career politician who is proud of his record of obstructionism and ideological extremism. We deserve better.

My name is Jane Dittmar. I am running for Congress to get this district back on track. I humbly ask for your vote on Nov. 8 so we can work together to create quality jobs, ensure a good education for our children, and improve our district’s future. Let’s get connected.

Jane Dittmar

Democrat nominee

U.S. 5th District



Really, Tom Garrett?

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured.”

“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”

“I will build a great wall. And nobody does walls better than me. Very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”

“The point is, you can never be too greedy.”

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