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In 2018 I am going to work as hard as I can to be chosen as your progressive nominee in June’s Democratic Primary.  And if I win I’m going to keep on working to beat Rob Wittman in November.  You should have a congressman who does not march in lockstep with the GOP and who does not rubber stamp the Trump Agenda.  If another progressive democrat wins, I’m going to work just as hard for him or her as I would for myself, because my resolution is really about you, not me.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.  From a morale perspective things are pretty tough for most of us right now. Trump, Wittman, and their ilk are taking us in exactly the wrong direction just as fast as they possibly can.  I suppose I should try to relax a bit through Monday’s bowl games but the truth is I’d rather already be lacing up my boots, rolling up my sleeves, and hitting the trail to get this done with you and for you.  2018 is the year for each of us to do everything we possibly can to elect the first progressive Democrat in history in Virginia’s First.  Frankly, I am eager to get started. 

I stand for an America where we are all in this together, not where it’s every man for himself.

If you believe the things that I do, I need both your moral encouragement and your financial support. 

I look forward to meeting you out on the trail soon and discussing how together we can make America better than ever and 2019 better than 2017 and 2018.  Let’s roll.    

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:07 PM

Congratulations Vangie!

I congratulate Vangie on her convincing victory and I will back her 110% and ask all my supporters to do the same. Because this was never about any of the three of us which is why we show each other affection and respect. It was always about what kind of country we want to live in, healthcare for all, first class education and infrastructure, equality, action on climate change and gun violence, and campaign finance reform. You care, you’re passionate, you’re dedicated, and you’re going to make a difference come next January.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:00 PM

Thank You Volunteers

I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to advance progressive values this primary season, those who believe healthcare is a human right, that a first class education is the gift every American child should receive, that true equality means equal rights and equal pay, that investment in infrastructure improves our economy while reducing our carbon footprint and helps the environment, that taking action on gun violence is a question of political courage not constitutional amendments, and that we need campaign finance reform, and to overturn Citizen’s United, because special interests are not people, but the peoples interests are special, and should always come first. 

-John


Monday, June 11, 2018 3:47 PM

Toni Radler Endorses Suddarth for Congress

Thank you, Toni, for your personal endorsement. Toni not only ran for Virginia House of Delegates in the 55th District, but also was raised in Ashland, VA, graduated from Patrick Henry High School and Mary Washington College. She worked as a reporter for several local media outlets before working in public relations and marketing for several Virginia state government organizations, a private company, and the Christian Children's Fund.


Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:38 AM

Faye Prichard Endorses John

Thank you Faye Prichard for your enthusiastic endorsement of #SuddarthforCongress and for sharing why only John can beat Rob Wittman!

A former longtime Mayor for the Town of #AshlandVA, Faye Prichard was elected to the Board of Supervisors for the Ashland District in November 2015 and is serving her first term.

Faye also serves on the Hanover/Ashland Liaison Committee, the Hanover Airport Advisory Committee, the Social Services Advisory Board and the Board's Rules Committee. She also helps represent the Board on the Capital Region Collaborative and on the Maymont Foundation Board of Directors. 


Bio via Hanovercounty.gov



Saturday, June 9, 2018 12:00 AM

Suddarth Calls Out Primary Competitor

Free Lance Star 6/9/18: 'The candidates have mainly touted their own attributes rather than attack each other, though Suddarth said Santana played “dirty politics” by misrepresenting his stance on the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley oil pipelines. Santana, who opposes pipelines, told The Free Lance–Star that Suddarth has “voiced support” for pipelines.
“I don’t think we should be continuing to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure,” Santana said.
But Suddarth said he opposes the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines, calling the proposed fuel production for those projects “environmentally unsound.” Still, he said he does believe pipelines in general represent a safer way to transport fuel than tanker trucks or trains.
“It’s politically easy just to say you’re against pipelines, and I’m not going to say that,” he said, adding that shutting off pipelines would put gas stations out of business. He noted that he is not accepting donations from Dominion Energy or the fossil-fuel industry.'


Thursday, June 7, 2018 7:30 PM

Ashland, VA Mayor Endorses John Suddarth

Ashland Mayor Jim Foley announced that he is endorsing John Suddarth as the Democratic nominee for U.S House of Representatives in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District. Read More:


Monday, June 4, 2018 4:28 PM

Single Payer Advocate Jay Brock, M.D. Endorses John

Gratitude for the endorsement of Suddarth for Congress by Dr. Jay Brock, retired Physician with experience in American and Canadian healthcare systems. Past President of his local medical society, he is deeply involved in promoting Single Payer. Read More:

 


Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Canada Gets Better Results In Cancer Cases At Half The Cost

This is not news to me but it's emblematic of what we're up against.

  I've known that our dysfunctional healthcare industry delivers less for more and it's why I've been an advocate for Single-Payer for decades. 

Please vote for me on June 12th so I can fight for you.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:31 PM

Ethan Damon Joins Team Suddarth as Campaign Strategist!

ORGANIZATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Ethan Damon

As our June 12th Primary approaches, I’m very pleased to announce that Ethan Damon has joined Suddarth For Congress as Campaign Strategist. Ethan was most recently Campaign Manager for the very successful Danica Roem bid for the Virginia House of Delegates. Ethan is also the Founder of Left & Local Political Strategies. Ethan will help us focus our efforts and spread our progressive message of government of, by, and for the people.



Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Read John's Piece About GOP Mismanagement of the Federal Budget!

The Trump Train is turning into the Deficit Express and Rob Wittman continues to rubberstamp every bad idea the GOP has. 


Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:37 PM

John Receives Moms Demand Action Distinction

John Suddarth has been given the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction. John stands for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety. Unlike Rob Wittman, John has the courage to stop this carnage while respecting the Second Amendment.  


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:00 AM

CNU WASON Poll Shows Generic Democrat With 19 Point Lead in the First! Lets make CD01 Blue!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:31 PM

Tom Hicks Reiterates His Endorsement of John as Best Candidate in the Race


Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:00 AM

John Suddarth Calls on Rob Wittman to Refuse Donations From the NRA and Do Something to Stop Gun Violence


Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:00 AM

The Trump-McConnell-Ryan Tax Scam Continues, Lower Withholdings & Future Tax Burdens

With the rush to pass a Tax Bill without due process comes under withholdings and the false impression of a tax break.  The bill will come due April 15th, 2019.  Meanwhile the federal deficit and trade deficit are ballooning.  It's time for real fiscal responsibility, not phoney gopernomics.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:00 AM

Amazon, JP Morgan, Warren Buffett to Address Broken Healthcare System

"The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” Mr. Buffett said in the statement.  Mr. Buffett, the person said, believes the condition of the country’s health care system is a root cause of economic inequality, with wealthier people enjoying better, longer lives because they can afford good coverage As Mr. Buffett himself has aged — he is 87 — the contrast between his moneyed friends and others has grown starker, the person said.


Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:00 AM

John Speaks at the Lincoln Memorial for the 2018 Women's March on DC


Sunday, January 7, 2018 9:34 AM

Volunteers Needed! Please use the VOLUNTEER button to help turn The First Blue!


Sunday, January 7, 2018 12:00 AM

The Post: Democrats Have to Run on a Progressive Agenda and then Govern that Way. I agree.


Saturday, January 6, 2018 12:00 AM

Get to Know Rob Wittman: How conservative is he? Who likes him and who not so much? How many successful bills has he actually sponsored?


Saturday, January 6, 2018 12:00 AM

Read Congressman Wittman's Report Card


Friday, January 5, 2018 9:56 AM

John Speaks at Indivisible NoVa West


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 1:00 AM

New York Times: US Spends Twice as Much as other Countries For the Same Healthcare


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 AM

New State House Democratic Delegates Form Caucus to Refuse Corporate Money. I'd do the same.


Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:21 AM

I am John Suddarth and Here is My New Year's Resolution


In 2018 I am going to work as hard as I can to be chosen as your progressive nominee in June’s Democratic Primary. And if I win I’m going to keep on working to beat Rob Wittman in November. You should have a congressman who does not march in lockstep with the GOP and who does not rubber stamp the Trump Agenda. If another progressive democrat wins, I’m going to work just as hard for him or her as I would for myself, because my resolution is really about you, not me.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. From a morale perspective things are pretty tough for most of us right now. Trump, Wittman, and their ilk are taking us in exactly the wrong direction just as fast as they possibly can. I suppose I should try to relax a bit through Monday’s bowl games but the truth is I’d rather already be lacing up my boots, rolling up my sleeves, and hitting the trail to get this done with you and for you. 2018 is the year for each of us to do everything we possibly can to elect the first progressive Democrat in history in Virginia’s First. Frankly, I am eager to get started.

I stand for an America where we are all in this together, not where it’s every man for himself.

If you believe the things that I do, I need both your moral encouragement and your financial support.

I look forward to meeting you out on the trail soon and discussing how together we can make America better than ever and 2019 better than 2017 and 2018. Let’s roll.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:00 AM

GOP To Use Huge Deficit They've Just Created as Excuse to Chip Away at Healthcare and Anti-Poverty Programs

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that congressional Republicans will aim next year to reduce spending on both federal health care and anti-poverty programs, citing the need to reduce America's deficit.

“We're going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,” Ryan said during an appearance on Ross Kaminsky's talk radio show. "... Frankly, it's the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt, so we spend more time on the health care entitlements — because that's really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”



Monday, December 4, 2017 9:18 AM

John's Letter in the Times-Dispatch on Single Payer Healthcare

Momentum is building for Single Payer Basic Healthcare!


Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00 AM

RTD Commentary on Single Payer Basic Healthcare


Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Republican Crony-Capitalism Prevents a Free Market For Healthcare again and again. We have the solution. More to Come!


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