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Progress Index Coverage of PDC Banquet

Published Sept. 29, 2023

Progress-Index reporter Bill Atkinson covered the PDC Banquet this year, focusing on Senator Louise Lucas' speech.

Lucas was the keynote speaker for Thursday evening’s Petersburg Democratic Committee banquet at the Petersburg Public Library auditorium. Known for her blunt way of speaking, Lucas rallied the troops here by attacking Republican platforms in the upcoming election where all 140 General Assembly seats are up for election. The GOP controls all three statewide offices and the House of Delegates, and is only a couple of seats away from taking control of the Senate away from Democrats. 

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