Not much news about Michelle Maldonado and Dr. Steve Pleickhardt. What little there is relates to their debate.
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The best thing to do is watch the debate. The video below is available at Candidate Events 2021 (pwc100.org).
What other news is out there?
- The Democrats are bringing in out-of-state support. That includes endorsements, President Obama Endorses Michelle Maldonado for House of Delegates – PW Perspective.
- The fundraising difference between the parties is extraordinary. Democratic candidates in Virginia House battleground districts raised 69% more money than Republican candidates (transparencyusa.org) displays the disparity, and much of that money is coming from out of state. 17% of Maldonado’s funds came from out of state, Michelle Maldonado – Top Donors from Outside Virginia | (vpap.org). That compares to 61 percent of former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s campaign funds coming from out-of-state, Terry McAuliffe – Top Donors from Outside Virginia | (vpap.org). Only 23 percent of Glenn Youngkin’s funds have come from out of state, Glenn Youngkin – Top Donors from Outside Virginia | (vpap.org), and virtually all the money Dr. Pleickhardt has raised, a modest amount, has come from within Virginia.
- There is a report on Dr. Pleickhardt bankruptcy in a local paper, Local Virginia House candidate faces $224,000 in federal tax liens | News | princewilliamtimes.com. Whether the report is objective or revelant is something voters will have to decide.
Voter Guides for the House of Delegates races are somewhat scarce, but we have our own. See the notice below. Note that Dr. Pleickhardt responded to our survey.
Here are some additional voter guides.
- Virginia | iVoterGuide.com, the project of a coalition of Christian organizations (see Our Partners | iVoterGuide.com), provides a Liberal/Conservative rating for each of the candidates with respect to both the statewide races (Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General) and each of the House of Delegate races. Click on the “MORE” button to find addtional information including responses to a questionnaire (when candidates choose to respond).
- Virginia Voter Guide | Your Values. Your Vote. Your Voice. (vavoterguide.com) is a product of The Family Foundation. The guide contains section with the statewide candidates (pdf file) and a link showing the positions of the candidates for the House of Delegates (View All Candidates). Alternately, you can fill in the fields and get something more personal.
- PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY | Progressive Voters Guide is what it sounds like (see About | Progressive Voters Guide). This guide provides bios on the “progressive” candidates. Has nothing to say about the other candidates.
- 2021 Virginia Voter Guide: Election Day is November 2nd! – UFCW Local 400 (ufcw400.org) is a union webpage that provides union members directions on who to vote for.
- NORML – Smoke the Vote is a guide that a group advocating the legalization of marijuana has put together.
- On Election Day – Be the Voice of Small Business (nfib.com) is a guide put together by a Virginia organization that advocates for small business. Their guide contains a list of endorsements.
- VCA Voter Guide (virginiachristianaction.org) is a Christian voter guide that makes use of the votes the incumbents made in the House of Delegates. So, there are quite a few “unknowns” with respect to the positions of some of the candidates, but there is also quite a bit of information.
In addition, consider two other sources.
- Michelle_Maldonado – Ballotpedia and Steve Pleickhardt – Ballotpedia. Unfortuately, neither of these candidates filled out Ballotpedia‘s survey, but Ballotpedia still has useful information on the candidates.
- Elections: House of Delegates District 50 (vpap.org) contains useful information on who is funding each of the candidates. It is worthwhile checking out who is funding each of the candidates and considering how that affects their loyalty to their party and donors.
Please link to our voter guides: VOTER GUIDES FOR CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org).
Please post our flyer on public bulletin boards or leave copies on tables so that voters can pick it up and share it: