Va. House of Delegates Candidates Appeal to Ethnic Press

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 Virginia’s gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and state Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli dominates headlines, but on Tuesday, Nov. 5, Virginians also vote for House of Delegates candidates. All 100 Delegates’ seats are up for grabs. Virginia’s voting population of color has increased significantly, and candidates frequently ask them for support.

Six House of Delegates candidates, half of them ethnic, recently spoke with ethnic news media at the Tenants and Workers United building on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria. New America Media, a California-based national organization of 3,000 ethnic media, and the Virginia New Majority Education Fund, a civic engagement organization sponsored the event. The participating candidates were Democrats. Republican candidates, invited to participate, did not attend. Reporters represented Ethiopian, Latino, Indian and Vietnamese news outlets.

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