I just heard from the Loudoun County Democratic Committee that David Poisson, a Democratic candidate in the 32nd district running against one half of the Dynamic Duo of Discrimination, Delegate Dick "Baby Pesticides" Black, has launched his campaign Web site.
And I've been hearing great things from many sources about Bruce Roemmelt, who is gearing up for his run against Dick Black's partner in legislative hate crime, the other half of the Dynamic Duo of Discrimination, Delegate Robert Marshall of Manassas. Bruce does not yet have a Web site up, but please remember his name and consider setting aside a few bucks a week that you can donate to him when he's ready to take donations online.
And I've been remiss in not posting a link to Greg Werkheiser, who has launched his campaign against Delegate David Albo in the 42nd district. Greg's already out of the gates at a great clip, having outpaced the Republican incumbent in fundraising during the last reporting period.
Small donations make big differences in these races, and David, Bruce, and Greg deserve great credit for taking on incumbents. Please help them. And as new candidates come on the horizon, please post links to their sites in comments (or email me) so we can highlight them as much as possible.
At Democracy for Virginia's meeting last June at the State Democratic Convention, many of us said that our mission as a group was to build progressive Democratic strength around the state so that no Republican would go unchallenged, no seat go uncontested. There is still time to mount campaigns, especially against the 43 Republican incumbents in the House of Delegates who ran unopposed in 2003. As Howard Dean would say, "We can do better than that. And we will!"