President Obama: “No matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning”


Hillary Clinton’s Note to Us All


Hillary Clinton delivering her concession speech on 11/9/16

On 10/9/16, Secretary Clinton sent the following email to her supporters:

Thank you.

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.

This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.

But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together — this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love — and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America — and I always will. And if you do, too, then we must accept this result — and then look to the future. Read More »


Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech


Bernie Sander’s Statement on Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 9 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States:

“Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.  People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.

“To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.”


Jane Dittmar’s Concession Speech


Click here to watch Jane Dittmar’s concession speech.

Jane was the Democratic Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District


Rappahannock County Election Results


Click here to view Rappahannock County’s Election Results


Election Night Party!


Celebrate With Fellow Democrats on Election Night!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Headmaster’s Pub

12018 Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740 (on 211 at the junction of 211 and 522, Sperryville VA)

$15 for light fare. Cash bar.

7:30 PM until…

Please RSVP to Hank Gorfein 540-675-3515, HankDem(at)

or Ross O’Donoghue, 540-987-8019, chair(at)




Need Some Yard Signs?




Call Hank Gorfein at (540) 675-3515 or email him at hankdem(at) John O’Malley Burns also has some yard signs. Contact him at (540) 522-7878 or email him at travelling.goat(at) For bumper stickers, go to to order online.


Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

From the Washington Post-

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.

U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday.

State election officials actually had agreed to an even longer extension with the voter-advocacy group that filed the lawsuit. The agreement would have extended the deadline through Oct. 24.

But Hilton said he wanted an extension just long enough to make up for computer glitches that occurred in the hours leading up to the original Oct. 17 deadline. Read More »


Dittmar Campaign Denounces Sleazy Republican Charges

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Jane Dittmar, 5th District congressional candidate, today denounced the attempt by the Garrett campaign to resurrect a long-resolved one-car accident from 1999 to deflect attention from his failing campaign.

“Tom Garrett is trying to retry a case that was settled in court over 17 years ago,” said Dittmar. “Regarding this traffic violation I was guilty of a traffic accident—nothing more, nothing less.  My DMV record has never had a DUI violation and I have never been convicted of a DUI violation.”

Earlier this summer, attorney Ron Tweel, who represented Dittmar at the time, confirmed that the LEXIS-NEXIS report was in error and that the case did not result in a DUI conviction.

“I’m disgusted that my opponent, who should understand due process, would sink to this level. He is desperate. He is polling badly and knows he may well lose this race, and so he’s opted ‘to go low.”

“People do not expect candidates to lead perfect lives, but they do expect them to learn from their mistakes. I learned my lesson and have not had a traffic accident since before the turn of the century.”

“This is the kind of politics that makes good people unwilling to run for office—career politicians who will do anything to gain and stay in office,” stated Dittmar. “We need positive change in Washington, not ‘burn down the house’ career politicians.”