Saturday, January 28, 2006

Caputo Writes for Herring

Caputo Supports Herring In 33rd State Senate RaceJanuary 26, 2006 To the Editor:I am writing to ask for your support of my good friend and colleague, Mark Herring, in the special election on Jan. 31 to fill the 33rd District State Senate seat vacated by Sen. Bill Mims, who is taking a position in the State Attorney General's office.Serving in the General Assembly this past week has convinced me that we must elect a strong moderate candidate to represent Northern Virginia. The issues are too important and the stakes too high to vote otherwise.Mark has a comprehensive understanding of the needs of our community as well as extensive experience in solving problems. As a member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, he was named chairman of the Land Use Committee and helped launch a serious public policy review aimed at managing growth in the county. Like Gov. Tim Kaine, he understands the importance of linking land use decisions with transportation planning. He has been a strong advocate for economic development and road improvements that bring jobs and transportation solutions to citizens while being sensitive to development that puts stress on our schools, traffic and governmental services. Mark Herring is a strong advocate of public education and was instrumental in helping build and fund many schools in Loudoun County. Gov. Kaine addressed these very issues in his State of the Commonwealth address on Monday evening and we need representatives like Mark Herring in the State Senate to help implement Gov. Kaine's proposals.Northern Virginia needs Mark Herring in Richmond. I need Mark Herring in Richmond. Go to Mark's Web site, for more information and how you can help. Then, go to your regular polling place on Tuesday, Jan. 31 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and cast a vote to keep Virginia on the course set by Mark Warner and now Gov. Tim Kaine, myself and the other sensible center members of the Virginia General Assembly. Please cast a vote for Mark Herring. Del. Chuck Caputo (D-67th)Oak Hill

Caputo a sensible center member? Who just voted against traditional marriage....

I will not be able to get back on until later take it over Riley.


At 1/28/2006 11:25:00 AM, Blogger J.Sarge said...

"Caputo a sensible center member? Who just voted against traditional marriage...."

That analysis is a little simplistic, no? But then again, its getting near election day - time for the red meat, eh?

At 1/28/2006 11:31:00 AM, Anonymous getagrip said...

Extremely simplistic. I'm disappointed. Folks who voted against that horribly drafted amendment did so because 1) it goes way too far, way beyond marriage, and 2) the ballot language doesn't reflect the actual content, and therefore misleads the voters.

What you've just said here constitutes a smear.

At 1/28/2006 11:35:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

Guys Guys-

I was on Craddocks campaign.

Ive spoken to Chuck in person.

He's no sensible center.

He didnt even have a campaign plan.

..and he didnt take a stand on partial birth.

...and he supports sending out money to SW Virginia.

...and he's pro-choice
...and he has been seen at ultra-left ralleys
...and his campaigners slashes Chris' sisters tires
...and he had people stalk Chris' house, and wait outside for us to spy(I caught them)
...and he is a major liberal, check out his school board record.

At 1/28/2006 12:28:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Voting for GLBT rights is a center issue. Most of our representatives are just too cowardly to vote against this piece of crap amendment, though, even though Virginia sentiment favors civil unions, at the very least.

At 1/28/2006 01:12:00 PM, Blogger J.Sarge said...

Ah, forgot there for a second that you worked for Craddock. My bad.

Here's a quick analogy; some of you might recall this from the SATs:

Too Conservative : Caputo :: NLS : Marsden.

React accordingly.

Hope you have a safe trip back to Virginia, TC.

At 1/28/2006 01:22:00 PM, Blogger James E. Martin said...

The majority of Virginians are pro-choice, so that means Delegate Caputo is in the center. The majority of Virginians support civil unions, so that means Delegate Caputo is in the center:-)

Those opposed are the radicals.

At 1/28/2006 03:09:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

Gotta go with TC on this one. I know the talking point is "horribly drafted amendment," but that's nothing but a fig leaf for the far Left.

Don't waste too much time with these guys, TC. They're not even speaking the same language.

At 1/28/2006 03:48:00 PM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

Ah, but the question on everybody's mind is:

Who is Reese supporting?

At 1/28/2006 04:13:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

That's right. I don't speak the same language as fpm Young.

After all, he speaks hate speech.

At 1/28/2006 06:13:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

NOVADemocrat: Most Virginians by far oppose Partial Birth Abortion, Chuckie does not.

The marriage amendment codifies into the constitution what is currently Virginia law, no more, no less. Chuckie does not trust the voters of Virginia to decide whether or not we should make this part of the State Constitution.

I wonder if Mark Herring also understands like Gov. Tim Kaine that for Democrats to win office here they must lie to their constituents. Gov. Kaine within two weeks of taking office went bacl on is promise not to raise taxes for transportation without putting a lock-box on the transportation trust fund. He lied, and unabashedly so. If Mr. Herring has the same understanding, the people of the 33rd must be very careful before voting for him.

At 1/28/2006 06:25:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Reese has turned into the poster boy for the real squishy liberals who used to be Republican.

Him and Chuck are still close, and still talk about issues.

Where are the stats on Virginians supporting civil unions?

In NOVA I'd believe it..but not statewide.

At 1/28/2006 06:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So voting against a constitutional amendment that would ban contract rights for same-sex couples is now "voting against traditional marriage?" Have you READ the amendment?

At 1/28/2006 07:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most Virginians do NOT support a ban on late term abortions that does not include a constitutionally required exception for serious health risk to the mother. It's a rather moot point anyway as the Supreme Court has already ruled that such a ban is unconstitutional without such an exception (Stenberg case) and Virginia already has such a law on the books that has been ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

At 1/28/2006 07:08:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

anon: The problem is how you define a "serious health risk". Without clarification, that is a loophole big enough to sail an oil super-tanker through. Abortionists take advantage of ot all the time and it allows for abortions for any reason at all.

At 1/28/2006 07:12:00 PM, Anonymous getagrip said...

TC: Statewide over 60% support civil unions. I imagine in NoVA it's much higher, in southside, lower. Haven't seen the regional breakdown. This is based on a non-partisan poll that was done a few months ago.

When I used the term "smear" I was referring specifically to what you said about voting "against traditional marriage." That's just wildly inaccurate. Do you know what Caputo's view is on marriage? Poisson, Kaine, and Herring all believe (for religious reasons) that marriage is between a man and a woman, and have been very clear about that. That's very different from supporting a dishonest amendment that also prohibits civil unions and domestic partnerships.

What about Staton? We know what Dick Black thinks. Does Staton support domestic partnership rights for unmarried couples? That's the kind of difference I'm looking for, not one simply of style.

At 1/28/2006 08:29:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

We should codify our taxes into the Virginia constitution too. After all, I'm afraid that in the future, someone will try to change the law.

Therefore, we must make the current tax increase permanent by making it a constitutional amendment.

At 1/28/2006 10:23:00 PM, Blogger James E. Martin said...

I think all things considered you got the debate you were looking for:-)


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