Archive for November, 2012


A message from Lexington Democratic Committee chair Dorothy Blackwell:

Yes we did it again! Thank you all for your hard work to reelect President Obama and to elect our new Senator, Tim Kaine. Andy Schmookler fell short in the Sixth District in his race for the House but Lexington was one of the three localities he carried.

We also reelected two of our committee members, Mimi Elrod as mayor and Marylin Alexander to the city council.

You are a great committee.

Thank you!!!!!

President Obama carried Lexington by 55.4% (1,484) to Mitt Romney’s 42.8% (1,146).

Tim Kaine carried Lexington by 58.8% (1,571) to George Allen’s 41.2% (1,102).

Despite his loss, Andy Schmookler carried Lexington with 52.15% of the vote (1,349) to Bob Goodlatte’s 47.51% (1,229).

And Lexington voters who had to endure the cold and worry about missing responsibilities while waiting outside the Spotswood Drive polling place will certainly appreciate President Obama’s observation during his victory speech that something needs to be done about long voting lines.

Post-election gathering Tuesday night

We’ll be gathering at Democratic headquarters in Lexington, 221 South Main, on Tuesday after the polls close at 7 p.m. to follow the elections returns.

Bring snacks (drinks will be available) and join us!

Down to the wire

With election day only three days away, all the polls indicate that here in Virginia, the races for President and US Senator are extremely close. Old-fashioned get-out-the-vote efforts from now until November 6– door-knocking and phone-calling– will be the key to victory for Barack Obama and Tim Kaine.

If you can help between now and then, come by Democratic headquarters in Lexington at 221 South Main or call 540-464-3367.

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