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Ordinary people

The Associated Press reported this week that a Virginia Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit lawmakers from using campaign funds for personal expenses such as a mortgage or country club membership.

Just resign, Joe

On the front page of this week’s Free Press, Myrna Morrissey, 26, says that she left her husband, Virginia Sen. Joe Morrissey, 65, in 2019 after three years of marriage.

Big win

Once again, the Virginia General Assembly will have five Black senators, the largest number to serve at one time.

Facts

In closing out 2022, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) issued facts that which Black Americans and others may find interesting.

Why?

Here’s the good news: So far, there have been no reports of unsheltered people freezing to death in the Arctic blast that hit the Richmond area just before Christmas.

No hot iron here

“Strike while the iron is hot” is a familiar saying.

McClellan’s path to victory

By all accounts, Virginia State Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan has the makings of a formidable member of Congress. Arguably, she is the best qualified candidate to replace the late Rep. A. Donald McEachin, who died Nov. 28, 2022.

Charleston’s new museum

Most people have at least heard about the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., even if they have not visited yet.

Distortion

Just a few weeks ago, Republican Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin and Jillian Balow, superintendent of public instruction, were publicly scolded for allegedly trying to distort the history to be taught to public school students.

No endorsements and no Joe

The United States Congress will soon have a new elected representative from Virginia’s 4th Congressional District that has, according to the U.S. Census, 789,815 residents, 51.4 percent female, 48.6 percent male.

Georgia comes through

Three cheers for the voters of Georgia.

Rest well, Congressman McEachin

In reading Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott’s description of A. Donald McEachin, as a “gentle giant” I firmly believe that truer words, perhaps, have never been spoken for Rep. McEachin who died on Monday at age 61.

Witness to history

We will be witnesses to more history when Congress reconvenes in January.

Wins, losses and deja vu

We continue to note Black success in the November elections, which includes the election of two Republicans from majority-white districts.

Election results reflect diversity

The horse race between Democrats and Republicans for control of Congress is attracting the most attention in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election.

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