Archive for September, 2013

Dorothy McAuliffe meets Democrats in Lexington

Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, was in Lexington September 27 to meet with area Democrats. She spoke to a group of about 40 at the Nelson Gallery about her husband and his campaign, and urged them to help make him Virginia’s next governor.

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Help Bruce Elder prepare to challenge Bob Goodlatte in 2014

Bruce Elder, a Democrat and Staunton city councilman who will challenge Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the 2014 election, writes:

I can’t write this email without first saying “Thank you” to all of you who have supported and encouraged my family this past summer as we dealt with the passing of my father. The affection and sympathy you have given me will remain a treasured memory for many years.

As the weeks have passed I’ve slowly returned to the campaign. I spent Labor Day weekend with wonderful Democrats in Harrisonburg and Buena Vista, where I marched alongside Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring. This Friday I’ll be campaigning with Dorothy McAuliffe in Staunton and meeting new friends at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Central Committee meeting in Harrisonburg.

Now it’s time to replenish our campaign account and start saving for a campaign office. We also need to stretch our fundraising muscles and get them ready for next year.

We have a modest but meaningful goal: raise $2014 online in September.

The goals will get bigger as our strength increases. As the old saying goes, you eat an elephant one bite at a time. We’re not going to defeat a 20+ year incumbent with one fundraising email a year before the election. But we can surpass incremental goals and prove we have what it takes to raise the money we need to win this race.

Help us reach our goal of raising $2014 this month. Contribute today!

Thank you,


P.S. Making a recurring contribution would be even more helpful. Committing to $10, $15, or $20 a month for the next 12 months will help tremendously. Contribute now!

Meet Dorothy McAuliffe September 27

Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, will be in Lexington on Friday September 27 at 2:30 p.m. to meet local Democrats.

Join us at the Nelson Gallery, 27 West Washington Street, to welcome her.

Phone bank September 18

On Wednesday September 18 from 4 to 7 p.m., Democratic campaign field organizer Hannah Burk will be at Democratic headquarters in Lexington (221 South Main) to conduct the first phone bank for the 2013 election.

Please show support for our candidates and our field organizer by joining us for however long you can. If you are able to participate, let us know at 540-464-3367.

Democratic HQ officially open

Thanks to everyone who turned out August 29 to mark the opening of the Lexington-Rockbridge Democratic headquarters.

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Headquarters are at 221 South Main. McAuliffe for Governor yard signs are now available.

The phone number is 540-464-3367.

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