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Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls key on 'election integrity' in major post-Trump contest

Politico 07 May 2021
A renewed focus on voting laws by four candidates trying to appeal to convention delegates underscores how much this issue is on the minds of Republican voters ... After knockdown fights between pro-primary and pro-convention wings of the state central committee, the party settled on this weekend’s “unassembled convention,” with ranked-choice voting.

Democratic primary race for Virginia lieutenant governor still completely up in the air

Wtop 07 May 2021
While strong name recognition has given former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe a boost in the race for governor, the race for lieutenant governor remains far less certain about one month ahead of Virginia’s Democratic primary election ... The Democratic primary is set for June 8, though early voting has already started.

Virginia GOP’s choices for governor: ‘Trumpy, Trumpier, Trumpiest’

Hartford Courant 07 May 2021
They are three of the leading contenders in a race that in many ways embodies the decadelong meltdown of Republican power in Virginia, a once-purple state that has gyrated more decisively toward Democrats than perhaps any in the country ... Cuccinelli II, at a Tea Party-flavored convention.

Republican running for Va. governor under fire as more work for Democrats emerges

New York Post 07 May 2021
Digital marketing pioneer Pete Snyder, a top-tier candidate going into a GOP primary convention on Saturday, earned more than $7,200 from the Democratic National Committee in 2000 for “media” and “media consulting” work, records indicate.

Here's a pre-convention glance at the six GOP candidates for lieutenant governor

The Roanoke Times 07 May 2021
Tim Kaine, D-Va., Democrats Doug Wilder and Chuck Robb and Republican John Dalton ... (Democrats will choose their nominee for lieutenant governor from six candidates in a June 8 primary.) ... That was followed by an anonymous series of text messages to convention delegates falsely saying Davis was a "gay Democrat.".

DPP proposes checks on members

Taipei Times 07 May 2021
“This is the only way forward for our party to make progress in politics with democratic values,” Wu told a convention of chapter heads that was led by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is the DPP chairperson ... Democratic Progressive Party Taipei chapter head Enoch Wu speaks to reporters at a party meeting in the city yesterday.

Editorial: Virginia voters say they're right of center, so why do they elect liberals?

The Roanoke Times 07 May 2021
The most insightful poll of the 2021 campaign season comes with warning signs for Democrats and Republicans alike ... Democrats have carried the state in three straight presidential elections ... Democrats now control both houses in the General Assembly and seven of the state’s 11 congressional seats ... However, there’s also a challenge for Democrats.

David M. Shribman: Can Joe Biden go the distance?

Hastings Tribune 07 May 2021
For years, Democrats looked at Biden and then turned away ... Biden roared back to win in South Carolina, to sweep the party's convention and to win the White House. Four other Democrats have won the presidency since 1952 — five if you count Lyndon Johnson, who ascended after the assassination of John F ... How long will that Democratic support continue?.

Historic Athens-Athens as it was

Athens Daily Review 07 May 2021
Davis who was governor from 1870 to 1874, and who was succeeded in 1874 by the Richard Coke, the first post-Reconstruction Democratic governor. A Texas resident, Davis had not been elected to the Texas secession convention in 1861 because of his pro-unionist sentiments.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan "disheartened" by Trump's call to widow

CBS News 07 May 2021
... Convention where he challenged then-presidential nominee Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration.

Massive COVID-19 crisis is affecting many in India, including Kamala Harris’ family

The Los Angeles Times 07 May 2021
More Coverage Democrats to hold December debate at UCLA ... And during her acceptance speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Harris opened her speech with a shout-out to her “chithis” — a Tamil word for aunt ... Kamala Harris’ VP bid brings outpouring of pride among Indian Americans, a growing force in Democratic politics.

US Vice President Kamala Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

India TV 07 May 2021
G Balachandran turned 80 this spring, a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives ... "Don't worry, Uncle. I';ll take care of your daughter ... And during her acceptance speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Harris opened her speech with a shout-out to her “chithis” — a Tamil word for aunt ... Another Indian-born aunt lives in Canada.

'Not who we are as a country': Elise Stefanik once harshly blasted Trump's rhetoric and policies

News-Press Now 07 May 2021
Stefanik criticized Trump for attacking Khizr Khan, a 2016 speaker at the Democratic National Convention whose Muslim son was killed in Iraq while serving as a US soldier in 2004 ... Though she had backed Trump for president, saying he was preferable to the Democratic nominee Hillary ...

What's Playing in Theaters This Weekend: 05/07/2021

Traverse City Record-Eagle 07 May 2021
New releases. Here Today ... Rated PG-13 for strong language and sexual references. (C14). Wrath of Man ... Rated R for strong violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexual references. (C14). Showing locally. Demon Slayer The Movie ... Seven people on trial with various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.