VA Demo Memo Weekly Update: 27 days to Election Day!

Democratic Party of VA
5 min readOct 10, 2018


Election day is right around the corner — don’t miss these important deadlines!

Pink Wave Social with Vangie Williams

Virginia Democrats are thrilled to be supporting Vangie Williams for Congress 2018 at the Pink Wave Social! Chairwoman Susan Swecker was excited to speak to guests about where Virginia is heading and how Vangie Williams will help her constituents get there. A great evening with incredible speakers and energized guests heading into the last few weeks before Election Day!

Chairwoman Susan Swecker making remarks at the Pink Wave Social in support of Vangie Williams (VA01)

Watch the latest campaign ads from this week:

Senator Tim Kaine
Anthony Flaccavento VA09
Abigail Spanberger VA07
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Elaine Luria VA02

Jennifer Wexton continues to lead in the latest polls

Democrat Jennifer T. Wexton holds a seven-point lead over Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in a Northern Virginia district where President Trump’s low approval ratings could have a drag on the incumbent, a new poll shows.

The findings, from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, echo the results of a separate poll from Monmouth University released earlier this week.

The CNU poll found that Wexton, a state senator, leads 51 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. More Democrats, 75 percent, say they are “very enthusiastic” about voting in November, compared with Republicans who said the same, 59 percent, according to the poll.

Independent voters are breaking for Wexton, 55 percent to 37 percent, a key factor in a district where those voters will make the difference on Nov. 6.

Supporting Ascend PAC

DPVA Chair Susan Swecker, Delegates Rip Sullivan, Kathy Tran, Hala Ayala and many more supported Ascend PAC at an event last week . Ascend PAC is focused on growing our Democratic bench and promoting strong, service-minded candidates everywhere!

Chairwoman Susan Swecker making remarks at the Ascend PAC event

Don’t miss it — upcoming Mobile McEachin events

On the road to 100 Town Hall Meetings — Anthony Flaccavento hosts #93!

“Tonight is our 93rd town hall meeting. For you math majors, that’s 93 more than my opponent has done. We’ve done them in every one of our 22 counties,” Flaccavento said. “It’s a great way for you all to get to know one of the candidates, which is hard to do in this day when so much of the information is confined to a virtual medium or TV. So, I think it’s been useful for the 5,500 or 6,000 people who have collectively come to one of the town halls. It’s certainly been very valuable for me.”

Anthony Flaccavento puts people first. Town Hall #100 will be on October 23. Let’s support his huge accomplishment!

Volunteer Highlights

Did you miss it last week? Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Justin Fairfax is the Chairwoman’s special guest on this inaugural episode of the True Blue Podcast

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Justin Fairfax is the Chairwoman’s special guest on this inaugural episode of the True Blue Podcast — during the show the Chairwoman and Lieutenant Governor discuss Fairfax’s start in Virginia politics, some of his favorite moments while in office, and gets personal as he talks about his lovely family. Listen below!

Upcoming Events

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10/11: Farmville Town Hall Meeting with Leslie Cockburn

10/12: Algonquin House Meet and Greet with Elaine Luria

10/13: Congressman Beyer’s 4th Annual Women’s Conference and Forum in Arlington

10/13: Health Care Summit with Anthony Flaccavento in Abingdon

10/13: Diwali Celebration

10/14: Military Families Meet and Greet with Elaine Luria in Virginia Beach

10/14: Wytheville Wave: A Progressive Rally with Anthony Flaccavento


10/15: Get out the Vote Kickoff Party with Leslie Cockburn in Halifax

10/15: Abigail Spanberger and Dave Brat VA07 Congressional Debate in Culpepper

10/15: First televised debate with Anthony Flaccavento and Morgan Griffith in Bluefield

10/16: Arlington Candidate Meet and Greet with Senator Kaine and Congressman Beyer

10/17: Young Professionals Happy Hour with Senator Kaine in Fairfax

10/18: Televised debate with Anthony Flaccavento and Morgan Griffith at the Bristol Hotel

10/20: Hanover Dems Booth at Glen Allen Day Parade

10/20: Haymarket Day and Parade with Vangie Williams

10/21: Grayson-Carroll Dems BBQ Dinner

10/22: UMW 1st Congressional District Candidate Forum

10/22: 2018 Federal Candidates Forum with Jennifer Lewis and Leslie Cockburn

10/22: Third debate with Anthony FLaccavento and Morgan Griffith in Salem

10/25: Hanover Chamber of Commerce Congressional Forum with Vangie Williams

10/25: An Evening with Anthony Flaccavento in Floyd

10/27: WDC Exhibit Booth at Fall Festival & Halloween Golf Cart Parade



11/6: ELECTION DAY! Find your polling location here.

11/9: 3rd CD Blue Diamond Awards Banquet



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