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Washington Blade endorsement: Ralph Northam for governor of Virginia

The lieutenant governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, won a hard fought statewide race in 2013 and is now running for governor. He has been endorsed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has a one-term limit, and nearly every Democratic officeholder in the state. He is a progressive with a great record. Northam is a strong supporter of a woman’s right to choose having led the fight against the now infamous transvaginal ultrasound mandate, which would have required Virginia women seeking an abortion to undergo an intrusive and unnecessary procedure.

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Beyer, Cicilline, Pascrell, Jayapal Lead 106 House Democrats Calling Upon President Trump To Help Innocent Syrians By Reversing Stance On US Refugee Program, Maintaining Humanitarian Assistance

“It is time for the United States to step up and show the world that we are not indifferent to the grave suffering of the Syrian people. Again, we urge you to safely resettle Syrian refugees into our country, and to maintain funding for those who need our help the most. Doing so would maintain American humanitarian leadership and send a message of hope to oppressed people all over the world,” wrote the Representatives.

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Beyer On Passage Of Trumpcare: A Dark Stain On The History Of The House Of Representatives

“We do know that it will lead to loss of health care coverage for an estimated 24 million Americans, eliminate essential health benefits, jeopardize coverage for people with preexisting conditions, drive up costs for Americans while providing them with skimpier coverage, cut tax credits for millions of veterans, gut funding for Planned Parenthood, and ration care for children with disabilities."

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WATCH: Dem rep doesn’t believe Trump is under audit

"I do not believe [Trump is] under audit ... and I don't think he ever will" release his tax returns, Virginia Democrat Rep. Don Beyer said in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper. Beyer said Trump's refusal to release his returns, breaking with precedent of past presidents, is another reason he wants to see Democrats take back control of Congress.

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