E. Wayne Powell--candidate for the Democratic nomination to challenge Eric Cantor for Virginia's 7th Congressional District in 2012--tonight received the endorsement of the Virginia 7th Congressional District Chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America!
The VA 7th District Chapter of PDA met tonight at Sergio's Pizza in Midlothian and unanimously endorsed E. Wayne Powell as the best Democratic candidate to face off against Eric Cantor next year.
Powell's education and experience—especially his service in the military—make him exceptionally well equipped to face Cantor. Cantor may be more vulnerable in 2012 than he has ever been before. The debt ceiling talks moved Cantor into the national spotlight and highlighted Cantor's irresponsible partisanship and reckless disregard of what is best for the nation. The 2012 elections may be the best opportunity we have to defeat Cantor, or at the very least present him with a serious challenge that will weaken his ability to help Republican candidates nationwide.
PDA was founded during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Massachusetts. PDA's mission is to strengthen the voice of progressive ideas within the Democratic Party by using "inside/outside" and "grassroots fusion" models of working both in the Democratic Party as well as working with other progressive organizations both inside and outside the Party.