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Divide, Distract, and Backfire? Barbara Comstock,  Running Hard on MS-13, is Losing Big in VA-10

Perhaps race-baiting and xenophobia isn’t such a great GOP strategy after all. New polling from the Washington Post-Schar School finds incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) losing by 12 points to challenger Jennifer Wexton in the closely-watched race in Virginia 10th congressional district. Rep. Comstock has made MS-13 a centerpiece of her campaign, running a host … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Barbara Comstock (R-VA) is All in on GOP’s Divide and Distract Strategy

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), in her previous two elections to Congress, didn’t make immigration and race-baiting a key component of her campaigns. But that has changed this year with her all-out embrace of the GOP’s divide and distract strategy in her race against Democratic state senator Jennifer Wexton for Virginia’s 10th district. Comstock has been … Continue reading »

Listen to the A is for America Podcast with Yaheiry Mora, CASA in Action

In the latest episode of our podcast, we spoke with Yaheiry Mora, Director of CASA in Action.  Last fall, Republicans tried to use Trumpist, anti-immigrant messaging in the campaign for Virginia governor — and it backfired horribly. That route has also failed to work in numerous races around the country this year. Yet Republicans have made … Continue reading »

When Will GOP Candidates Learn that Scapegoating Immigrants Won’t Work?

Since the election of Donald Trump a number of other Republicans have tried to mimic his style of anti-immigrant ugliness to win elected office. But, many of their attempts have failed or backfired, showing repeatedly that — despite Trump’s election — attacking immigrants is not a path to electoral victory. After over a dozen electoral … Continue reading »

In Case You Forgot: It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party Now

Corey Stewart wins primary in Virginia and promises a “vicious campaign” Will the GOP’s reliance on divisiveness and xenophobia continue to backfire in general election races? Yesterday’s electoral results confirmed some key dynamics of the 2018 midterm races: As Corey Stewart’s win in Virginia’s GOP Senate primary makes clear, it’s Trump’s party now and the … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Corey Stewart, Virginia’s Extremely Anti-Immigrant Republican Candidate for Senate?

Tonight, Corey Stewart won the Republican nomination for United States Senate in Virginia. There’s a lot of competition for which candidate will be the most extreme, anti-immigrant nominee running this year, but, given his long, sordid history, Stewart is going to be among the worst. We’ve been following his career for over a decade. Now, … Continue reading »

Multiple Polls Show Black Voters Don’t Like Racist GOP Attacks, Period

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that there’s one group of Americans who oppose Donald Trump’s stupid, wasteful border wall even more than Latinos — and that’s black Americans, 87% of whom do not believe that the wall should be built. In his Washington Post analysis, Eugene Scott notes that there are a few reasons why … Continue reading »

Gov. Northam, like Virginia Voters, Rejects Latest GOP Political Attack on Immigrants

The veto of House Bill 1257 is a victory for the Virginia voters who rejected Ed Gillespie’s xenophobic and racist campaign tactics and shows why elections matter The following is a statement from Matt Hildreth, Political Director at America’s Voice, in response to Governor Ralph Northam’s veto of House Bill 1257, a politically-motivated bill seeking … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WHSV ABC 3: “People in Harrisonburg rally for TPS recipients”

Harrisonburg, VA – On Tuesday night, Virginians rallied to demonstrate support for TPS holders in Virginia. An organizer of the rally, Kamilo Ravera, said it is important to show support because of how many TPS holders are in the Valley  –  approximately 2,000. Harrisonburg recently passed a resolution in support of TPS holders and DACA recipients, but demonstrators on Tuesday night want … Continue reading »

Rep. McEachin (D-VA) Hosts Dreamer Dinner, Says It’s ‘Tragic and Irresponsible’ to Deport DACA Recipients

This week, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) hosted a Dreamer Dinner in the Richmond area to hear directly from three Dreamers about the looming DACA termination deadline in March, which is already adversely impacting the lives of 800,000 program recipients. “Dreamer Dinners” are a nationwide campaign to protect Dreamers from deportation. Advocates and elected officials sit … Continue reading »

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