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Primary turnout:

Of the 21765 registered voters in Prince George County, only 6583 turned out to vote or roughly 30.5% of the total registered voters. Of those 6583 votes the Democratic candidates garnered 2567 votes.  Hillary Clinton received 1994 votes, Bernie Sanders 566 votes and 7 uniformed souls voted for Martin O’Malley.  O’Malley had withdrawn from the race, but the ballots had been printed.

On the Republican side of the ledger the top three vote getters by large margins were Trump with 1939 votes, Rubio with 932 votes, and Ted Cruz with 779 votes.

PG Dems meeting:

Sen McEachin 1 (2)The regular monthly meeting was held Thursday night.  The highlight of the meeting was the visit by Senator A. Donald McEachin,VA 9th Senate District) who joined us to announce that he had filed to run for election to Congress from the 4th Congressional District.  Previously, Prince George had been split between the 3rd and the 4th Congressional Districts, with Bobby Scott representing the 3rd and Randy Forbes representing the 4th.

After winning a court battle a number of districts were redrawn to remedy the racially gerrymandered congressional district which had been engineered by the GOP.  Now all of Prince George is in the 4th as is Richmond and Petersburg.  This removed the 4th CD from the safe GOP districts.  After doing the math the Republican Randy Forbes decided to run in the safe 2nd CD where his friend Scott Rigell is retiring.

Senator McEachin is a lawyer in private practice and has been in the Virginia Senate since 2007.  He is married to Colette is also a lawyer and this Henrico couple have three daughters.  You may learn more about Senator McEachin at www.donaldmceachin.com.

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On June 14 there will be another Primary to select the nominee for the 4th CD.  It is rumored that Elliot Fausz (Chesterfield) and Ella Ward (Chesapeake) will be candidates for the Democratic nomination as well.

Learn more about the Prince George Dems at facebook.com/princegeorgedems or at their facebook group ‘Prince George Dems & Friends’.