Virginia Dems to Host DNC Chair at Clarendon Fundraiser

by ARLnow.com September 27, 2011 at 11:13 am 4,738 26 Comments

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will be the featured speaker at a political fundraiser in Clarendon next week.

Schultz will join Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran, as well as local Reps. Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly, at Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Tickets to the event are $50 for individuals. That price is discounted to $35 for Young Democrats. “Sponsorship level” tickets, however, range from $1,000 to $10,000.

The event will benefit the Democratic Party of Virginia.

  • Thes

    Arlington again recognized as the cool place for Democrats. Awesome. Welcome DWS.

    • dogwood

      Yes, welcome DWS. With her and Moran together it should be a “highlight reel” night for the RNC.

  • UnlimitedCustoms

    If only there was a group which would protest this event.

    • Steamboat Willie

      I’m sure there is, but thankfully for the rest of us, they don’t live around here. Try the stroke belt.

  • Tabby

    How young is young?

    • JamesE


  • brendan

    DWS is in a race to be as ineffective of a DNC chair as Tim Kaine.

    FYI — She literally wants to trust comcast and verizon with storing every bit of data regarding your online activity for 12-18 months at a time. This is one of the most invasive, least practical, outright stupid and Orwellian ideas i’ve ever heard out of a Democrat. Puts the patriot act to shame.

    Her bill, HR 1981, would require ISPs to store this information about every single citizen, no warrant, no cause, nothing… I can’t trust Verizon with getting my bill right, would you trust them with everything you do online?

    Another case of stupidity gone crazy in an effort to appear tough on crime and terrorism. Wasserman Schultz should be ashamed of herself.

    more info from the non-partisan Electronic Frontier Foundation…


    DWS does not represent our party, she does not represent our values and she does not represent Virginia.

    • Thes

      I also think this bill is scary and bad for America. Fortunately, I think it not indicative of how DWS will approach her job as DNC chair, which will require her to address issues in a different way than how she does as a congresswoman from Florida.

    • UnlimitedCustoms

      I did not know that. Well, add that to the long list of reasons to protest.

      • drax

        Like you protested the Patriot Act and warrantless wiretaps?

        • Steamboat Willie

          Maybe the protesters will be out in force if they aren’t: 1) cheering record-breaking executions in the Republic of Texas; 2) wishing death upon the uninsured; and 3) booing a gay soldier currently deployed fighting for the freedom of real murrikans.

          • brendan


            I’m anything but a tea-partier. Have been aligned with the dem party my entire life, have donated exclusively to dems and have worked on several dem campaigns. What Wasserman-Schultz is supporting here is about the furthest thing from Democratic values i’ve seen in awhile. Treating everyone as a criminal, trusting long-term storage of private information with incompetent companies like comcast & verizon,

            What happens when one of these ISP’s gets completely owned by hackers like Sony did this past Summer where more than 2 million people had personal information exposed – think of the damage when it’s 50-80 million, however many people subscribe to Comcast or Verizon.

            Every bit of information from comments on ArlNow to your browsing history, banking information and beyond will be stored by Comcast and Verizon who are just as susceptible if not more so to having their data exposed as Sony, Bank of America, Booze Allen and the countless local, state and federal agencies that have experienced significant data hacking in the last year.

            Any attempt to paint opposition as supporting the tea party goons is completely baseless and ignorant. Doesn’t matter what label DWS claims, always stand up for your values. She’s not my DNC chair.

  • Rick

    What a line up for this event!

    • Answer Man

      Yes, sir!

  • Your Mom

    Seems like a waste of $50. Schultz is as crazy as the furthest right tea partier, just on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.

    • UnlimitedCustoms

      The far right and the far left are one in the same.

      See Ron Paul. He would pick Dennis Kucinich to be a member of his administration if elected.

      • drax

        Hmm. I’d call someone who opposes FDIC insurance and thinks national air pollution regulations are a one-world government plot to be right right.

  • Rick

    In reference to DWS HR 1981 bill on comcast and verizon storing data.

    At least they would have record of me watching Cowboys beat the Skins last night!

    • brendan


      maybe they have a record of all the times the Cowboy’s defense jumped offsides including on the play that ended up with an interception and 3pts. Oh and we’ll get to see the great invisible facemask on the final drive that put the Cowboy’s in field goal range. Skins were bad last night and their play calling was terrible but I don’t know how Dallas fans could be happy at all with the way their team is playing. Looking forward to the second meeting.

      • Rick

        Looks like a face mask to me! Yes, they have some work to do as the “non-drafted kicker” will have some experience before the next meeting! As a Texas native, I like the Redskins but have to go for Dallas when they play each other! Going to be a interesting NFC East this year!

        • brendan

          i think this picture shows exactly why it wasn’t a facemask.

          Simply touching the facemask is not a penalty. The receiver’s head was turned in attempt to stiff-arm and avoid the tackle while Hall brushed against the facemask, but look closely – his fingers appear extended, he’s not gripping/pulling/or anything that warrants a penalty. Bad call.

      • Johnny Utah

        As soon as the cowboys-redskins game was over, somewhere the 72′ dolphins were popping champagne.

  • ArlGirl

    I don’t care who it is coming to town, but I’d never pay $35, let alone $50 to go to Clarendon Ballroom…

  • Brian Moran also appears on the Charlottesville, VA, politics interview program Politics Matters with host and producer Jan Madeleine Paynter discussing Virginia politics: http://bit.ly/polmatters. The current program features Bob Gibson, Executive Director of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, discussing journalism and the media.

    • Dan

      “current program features Bob Gibson,”

      And one heck of a pitcher !!

  • Lyon Park

    Having Debbie Whatshername Sergeant Schultz is the best thing to happen to the Republican Party in a long time.

    Go Team Elephant!


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