Feeds for Thursday February 9, 2017


GOOD AFTERNOON STATIONS. HERE'S YOUR P.M. DRIVE FEED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9.____________________________________________________STORY:   CBBT FATALITY    REPORTER:    DEMLEIN     SOUND WITH:  TOM ANDERSON --  CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL SPOKESMANCONTACT NUMBER: (If available)=====================================================================STORY DETAILS:  A TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER IS DEAD AFTER HIS TRUCK WENT OFF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL.  ADDITIONAL DETAILS: THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, CLOSER TO THE EASTERN SHORE.   A NAVY HELICOPTER RESCUED THE MAN, WHO THEN DIED ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.  BECAUSE OF THE WAVES, THE TRUCK FLOATED OVER A MILE AWAY FROM THE BRIDGE.   THE SOUNDBOUND LANES HAVE REOPENED, BUT THERE IS A LANE CLOSURE NEAR THE ACCIDENT AREA BECAUSE THE TRUCK TOOK OUT THE GUARDRAILS.   THE TRUCK WAS CARRYING FOUR TO FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS OF SEAFOOD.   ====================================================================CUTS:<PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562544</MediaID><Name>F552 TOM ANDERSON</Name><FileName>X:\Media\F552 TOM ANDERSON_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:10.1</Length><OutCue>"HOSPITAL"</OutCue><Description>MATT --  SOF</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : F552 TOM ANDERSONLength: 00:00:10.1OutCue: "HOSPITAL"Description: MATT --  SOF.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562545</MediaID><Name>F553 TOM ANDERSON</Name><FileName>X:\Media\F553 TOM ANDERSON_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:16.3</Length><OutCue>"PERSONNEL"</OutCue><Description>MATT -- RESCUE COMPLICATED....</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : F553 TOM ANDERSONLength: 00:00:16.3OutCue: "PERSONNEL"Description: MATT -- RESCUE COMPLICATED.....<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562546</MediaID><Name>F554 TOM ANDERSON</Name><FileName>X:\Media\F554 TOM ANDERSON_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:16.8</Length><OutCue>"EASTERN SHORE"</OutCue><Description>MATT -- LOCATION</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : F554 TOM ANDERSONLength: 00:00:16.8OutCue: "EASTERN SHORE"Description: MATT -- LOCATION.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562547</MediaID><Name>F555 TOM ANDERSON</Name><FileName>X:\Media\F555 TOM ANDERSON_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:12.0</Length><OutCue>"AND SOUTHBOUND"</OutCue><Description>MATT -- BRIDGE TRAFFIC STATUS</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : F555 TOM ANDERSONLength: 00:00:12.0OutCue: "AND SOUTHBOUND"Description: MATT -- BRIDGE TRAFFIC STATUS.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562548</MediaID><Name>F556 TOM ANDERSON</Name><FileName>X:\Media\F556 TOM ANDERSON_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:05.0</Length><OutCue>"OF SEAFOOD"</OutCue><Description>MATT --  WHAT WAS TRUCK CARRYING?</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : F556 TOM ANDERSONLength: 00:00:05.0OutCue: "OF SEAFOOD"Description: MATT --  WHAT WAS TRUCK CARRYING?.<PSI_END_OBJECT>_______________________________________________________________STORY: POWER OUTAGES      REPORTER: AD                          SOUND WITH:  DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER SPOKESMAN DAN GENEST      =====================================================================THOUSANDS LOSING POWER ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA WITH THE STRONG WINDS PUSHING THROUGH. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: DOMINON VIRGINIA POWER SPOKESMAN DAN GENEST SAYS TREE LIMBS ARE COMING DOWN - AND IN SOME CASES ENTIRE TREES.  HE SAYS THE OUTAGES SEEM TO HIT IN CLUSTERS - AND THEY'RE WORKING AS FAST AS POSSIBLE TO RESTORE POWER.  IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OUT - CALL THEM AT 1-866-366-4357 OR VISIT DOM DOT COM.   ====================================================================<PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562504</MediaID><Name>Y 870 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 870 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:09.6</Length><OutCue>COME IN CLUSTERS</OutCue><Description>ANDY - SOF</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 870 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:09.6OutCue: COME IN CLUSTERSDescription: ANDY - SOF.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562505</MediaID><Name>Y 871 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 871 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:11.8</Length><OutCue>TREES COMING DOWN</OutCue><Description>ANDY - SOF 2</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 871 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:11.8OutCue: TREES COMING DOWNDescription: ANDY - SOF 2.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562506</MediaID><Name>Y 872 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 872 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:12.0</Length><OutCue>BOUNCING AROUND</OutCue><Description>ANDY - ON WHERE THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN...</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 872 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:12.0OutCue: BOUNCING AROUNDDescription: ANDY - ON WHERE THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN....<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562507</MediaID><Name>Y 873 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 873 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:07.2</Length><OutCue>A MOVING TARGET</OutCue><Description>ANDY - THE WINDS KNOCKING OUT POWER...</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 873 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:07.2OutCue: A MOVING TARGETDescription: ANDY - THE WINDS KNOCKING OUT POWER....<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562508</MediaID><Name>Y 874 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 874 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:06.6</Length><OutCue>IT IS MOSTLY BRANCHES</OutCue><Description>ANDY - WHAT THE PROBLEM IS...</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 874 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:06.6OutCue: IT IS MOSTLY BRANCHESDescription: ANDY - WHAT THE PROBLEM IS....<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562509</MediaID><Name>Y 875 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 875 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:16.5</Length><OutCue>MAKE THE REPAIRS</OutCue><Description>ANDY - WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO GET FOLKS BACK ON...</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 875 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:16.5OutCue: MAKE THE REPAIRSDescription: ANDY - WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO GET FOLKS BACK ON....<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562510</MediaID><Name>Y 876 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 876 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:07.6</Length><OutCue>866-366-43-57</OutCue><Description>ANDY - IF YOU LOSE POWER - LET THEM KNOW...</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 876 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:07.6OutCue: 866-366-43-57Description: ANDY - IF YOU LOSE POWER - LET THEM KNOW....<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562511</MediaID><Name>Y 877 DAN GENEST</Name><FileName>X:\Media\Y 877 DAN GENEST_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:06.0</Length><OutCue>DOM DOT COM</OutCue><Description>ANDY - DO THEY HAVE AN APP?</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : Y 877 DAN GENESTLength: 00:00:06.0OutCue: DOM DOT COMDescription: ANDY - DO THEY HAVE AN APP?.<PSI_END_OBJECT>_____________________________________________________________STORY:        FLU SCHOOLREPORTER:      JDSSOUND WITH:     JEFF STAPLETON VOICERSCONTACT NUMBER: (If available)=====================================================================SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK IN A SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COUNTY BECAUSE SO MANY STUDENTS ARE SICK. JEFF STAPLETON REPORTS. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: AN ALARMING AMOUNT OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN OUT THIS WEEK IN PATRICK COUNTY SCHOOLS WITH THE FLU.    THE NUMBERS WERE HUGE ON MONDAY, AND THEY JUST GOT WORSE ON TUESDAY.    SCHOOL OFFICIALS WEDNESDAY SAW LEVELS GO BACK TO MONDAY'S NUMBERS AND THE DECISION WAS THEN MADE TO HAVE SCHOOLS CLOSE THE REST OF THE WEEK.  WHILE STUDENTS ARE GONE, THE SCHOOLS WILL BE THOROUGHLY SANITIZED BEFORE THEY REOPEN ON MONDAY.   THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED THAT FLU IS WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH.====================================================================FOR VNN<PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562519</MediaID><Name>N848 JEFF VOICER VNN</Name><FileName>X:\Media\209 N848 JEFF VOICER VNN_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:25.8</Length><OutCue>"SOQ"</OutCue><Description>JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : N848 JEFF VOICER VNNLength: 00:00:25.8OutCue: "SOQ"Description: JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562521</MediaID><Name>N850 JEFF VOICER VNN</Name><FileName>X:\Media\209 N850 JEFF VOICER VNN_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:28.5</Length><OutCue>"SOQ"</OutCue><Description>JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : N850 JEFF VOICER VNNLength: 00:00:28.5OutCue: "SOQ"Description: JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562523</MediaID><Name>N852 JEFF VOICER VNN </Name><FileName>X:\Media\209 N852 JEFF VOICER VNN _1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:28.4</Length><OutCue>"SOQ"</OutCue><Description>JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : N852 JEFF VOICER VNN Length: 00:00:28.4OutCue: "SOQ"Description: JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER.<PSI_END_OBJECT><PSI_START_OBJECT><PSI_MEDIA><Media2><MediaID>562525</MediaID><Name>N854 JEFF VOICER VNN</Name><FileName>X:\Media\209 N854 JEFF VOICER VNN_1.wav</FileName><Length>00:00:30.2</Length><OutCue>'SOQ"</OutCue><Description>JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER</Description></Media2><PSI_MID_OBJECT>Media : N854 JEFF VOICER VNNLength: 00:00:30.2OutCue: 'SOQ"Description: JEFF PERSONAL--VOICER.<PSI_END_OBJECT>__________________________________________________________________###__________________________________________________________________

GOOD MORNING STATIONS. HERE'S YOUR A.M. DRIVE FEED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9.

STORY:  NICOLE LOVELL DELAY      

REPORTER:      DEMLEIN      

 SOUND WITH:     MATT DEMLEIN VOICERS

CONTACT NUMBER: (If available)

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STORY DETAILS:  THERE WILL NOT BE A TRIAL IN MARCH AS PLANNED FOR A FORMER VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT ACCUSED OF KILLING 13-YEAR OLD NICOLE LOVELL OF BLACKSBURG.  MATT DEMLEIN REPORTS...   

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F481 DEMLEIN VNN VOICER

Length>00:00:24.3

OutCue>STD

Description>MATT --  VOICER


F483 DEMLEIN VNN VOICER_

Length>00:00:24.4

OutCue>STD

Description>MATT -- VOICER


F485 DEMLEIN VNN VOICER_

Length>00:00:26.2

OutCue>STD

MATT -- VOICER


STORY:   INSPECTOR GENERAL REJECTED    

 REPORTER:    DEMLEIN      

SOUND WITH:   HOUSE MINORITY LEADER DAVE TOSCANO (D-CHARLOTTESVILLE), DEL. ROB BELL (R-ABLEMARLE) 

 CONTACT NUMBER: (If available)

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STORY DETAILS:  THE REPUBLICAN-DOMINATED VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES VOTES NOT TO CONFIRM ACTING INSPECTOR GENERAL JUNE JENNINGS TO A FOUR YEAR TERM IN THE POST.  ADDITIONAL DETAILS: THE MOVE IS CONNECTED, ACCORDING TO DEL. ROB BELL, TO THE DEATH OF JAYMYCHAEL MITCHELL, AND THE SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE MENTALLY ILL MAN'S DEATH AT THE HAMPTON ROADS REGIONAL JAIL. BELL SAYS  THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN ENOUGH INFORMATION AS TO WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE I-G'S OFFICE.  MITCHELL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TRANSFERED TO A PSYCH HOSPITAL (EASTERN STATE), BUT THE PAPERWORK WAS LEFT IN A DESK, AND MITCHELL DIED IN 2015, HAVING LOST A LARGE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT.   HE WAS IN THE JAIL FOR HAVING STOLEN FIVE DOLLARS WORTH OF CANDY.  DEMOCRATS DECREIED THE MOVE, SUGGESTING IT WAS DONE UNNECESSARILY QUICKLY.   GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE ISSUED A STATEMENT, SAYING HE WAS OUTRAGED, AND THAT JENNING'S OFFICE BEARS ZERO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HAPPENED.  HE ALSO BLAMED REPUBLICANS FOR REJECTING HIS REFORMS AND SPENDING THAT HE SAYS WOULD HAVE GONE TOWARDS CORRECTING THE PROBLEM.   

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F525 DEL. ROB BELL

Length>00:00:16.3

OutCue>"THAT EITHER"

Description>MATT --  CRITICAL OF HER WORK...


F526 DEL. ROB BELL_

Length>00:00:09.0

OutCue>"FOR THIS POSITION"

Description>MATT --  SAYS HE'S NOT OPPOSED TO HER ON A PERSONAL LEVEL


F527 DEL ROB BELL

Length>00:00:11.6

OutCue>"THE BLOCK"

Description>MATT --  SAYS HE ISN'T TRYING TO GET HIS OWN PERSON  IN...


F528 DEL. DAVE TOSCANO

Length>00:00:16.4

OutCue>"LOCAL JAIL"

Description>MATT --  GOING AFTER WRONG PERSON


F529 DEL. DAVE TOSCANO<

Length>00:00:14.6

OutCue>"DO HERE"

Description>MATT -- GOING AFTER WRONG PEOPLE


F530 DEL. DAVE TOSCANO

Length>00:00:16.8

OutCue>"TODAY"

Description>MATT --  IT'S AWFULLY ABRUPT


STORY:        REDISTRICTING REFORM

REPORTER:      RMN/JDS

SOUND WITH:     BRIAN CANNON--EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GROUP VIRGINIA 2021

CONTACT NUMBER: (If available)

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A VIRGINIA GROUP IS HOPING TO GET RID OF POLITICAL DISTRICT GERRYMANDERING FOR GOOD.  ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  BRIAN CANNON IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GROUP VIRGINIA 20-21.   HE SAYS THAT GERRYMANDERING ONLY PROTECTS SUB-PAR POLITICANS AND HE SAYS THAT DISTRICT LINES THAT MAKE SENSE WILL MEAN MORE COMPETITIVE SEATS.   HE SAYS OUT OF 435 SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ONLY 36 OF THOSE SEATS WERE COMPETITIVE.    CANNON SAYS THAT MOST OF THOSE COMPETITIVE SEATS WERE FROM STATES  THAT HAVE HAD SO-CALLED "REDISTRICTING REFORM".   OHIO, NEW YORK AND NEBRASKA ARE SOME STATES THAT HAVE ALREADY TACKLED THIS.  AS FAR AS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT, CANNON SAYS THAT EACH STATE IS DIFFERENT AS TO WHAT RULES THEY SHOULD FOLLOW.  ONE THING'S FOR SURE SINCE BOTH PARTIES HAVE REAPED THE BENEFITS OF GERRYMANDERING, IT'S A TOUGH SELL.   ====================================================================

N839 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:09.0

OutCue>"FOLLOWING SOON"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--SOME STATES HAVE HAD REDISTRICTING REFORM.


 N840 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:10.2

OutCue>"MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATE"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESULT OF STATES WHO HAVE BASICALLY GOTTEN RID OF GERRYMANDERING?


N841 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:07.4

OutCue>"POLITICAL LEADERS"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--GERRYMANDERING TAKES OUT COMPETITION IN POLITICAL RACES.


N842 BRIAN CANNON <

Length>00:00:14.3

OutCue>"WHAT'S FAIR"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DRAW DISTRICT LINES THAT MAKE SENSE?


N843 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:09.0

OutCue>"TOO MUCH POWER"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--IT'S RIDICULOUS WHAT HAPPENS NOW WITH THESE WEIRD DISTRICT LINES.


N844 BRIAN CANNON

Length>00:00:09.8

OutCue>"FOR US"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--IF VIRGINIA DOES THIS, IT WOULD BE PREFERABLE TO GET IT DONE THROUGH STATE LEGISLATURE.


 N845 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:14.4

OutCue>"THAT'S EMBARRASSING"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--QUITE SIMPLY, REFORM WILL MAKE RACES MORE COMPETITIVE.


N846 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:12.9

OutCue>"DID IT"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--THIS PAST NOVEMBER, OUT OF 435 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE SEATS, ONLY 36 WERE COMPETITIVE.



GOOD MORNING STATIONS. HERE'S YOUR EARLY BIRD FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

STORY:  NICOLE LOVELL DELAY      

REPORTER:      DEMLEIN       

SOUND WITH:     MATT DEMLEIN VOICERS

CONTACT NUMBER: (If available)

=====================================================================

STORY DETAILS:  THERE WILL NOT BE A TRIAL IN MARCH AS PLANNED FOR A FORMER VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT ACCUSED OF KILLING 13-YEAR OLD NICOLE LOVELL OF BLACKSBURG.  MATT DEMLEIN REPORTS...   

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F481 DEMLEIN VNN VOICER_

00:00:24.3

OutCue>STD

Description>MATT --  VOICER


F483 DEMLEIN VNN VOICER_

Length>00:00:24.4

OutCue>STD<

Description>MATT -- VOICER<


STORY:   INSPECTOR GENERAL REJECTED     

REPORTER:    DEMLEIN      

SOUND WITH:   HOUSE MINORITY LEADER DEL. DAVE TOSCANO (D-CHARLOTTESVILLE), DEL. ROB BELL (R-ABLEMARLE)  

CONTACT NUMBER: (If available)

=====================================================================


STORY DETAILS:  THE REPUBLICAN-DOMINATED VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES VOTES NOT TO CONFIRM ACTING INSPECTOR GENERAL JUNE JENNINGS TO A FOUR YEAR TERM IN THE POST.  ADDITIONAL DETAILS: THE MOVE IS CONNECTED, ACCORDING TO DEL. ROB BELL, TO THE DEATH OF JAYMYCHAEL MITCHELL, AND THE SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE MENTALLY ILL MAN'S DEATH AT THE HAMPTON ROADS REGIONAL JAIL. BELL SAYS  THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN ENOUGH INFORMATION AS TO WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE I-G'S OFFICE.  MITCHELL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TRANSFERED TO A PSYCH HOSPITAL (EASTERN STATE) , BUT THE PAPERWORK WAS LEFT IN A DESK, AND MITCHELL DIED IN 2015, HAVING LOST A LARGE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT.   HE WAS IN THE JAIL FOR HAVING STOLEN FIVE DOLLARS WORTH OF CANDY.  DEMOCRATS DECREIED THE MOVE, SUGGESTING IT WAS DONE UNNECESSARILY QUICKLY.   GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE ISSUED A STATEMENT, SAYING HE WAS OUTRAGED, AND THAT JENNING'S OFFICE BEARS ZERO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT HAPPENED.  HE ALSO BLAMED REPUBLICANS FOR REJECTING HIS REFORMS AND SPENDING THAT HE SAYS WOULD HAVE GONE TOWARDS CORRECTING THE PROBLEM.   

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F525 DEL. ROB BELL

Length>00:00:16.3

OutCue>"THAT EITHER"

Description>MATT --  CRITICAL OF HER WORK...


F528 DEL. DAVE TOSCANO

Length>00:00:16.4

OutCue>"LOCAL JAIL"

Description>MATT --  GOING AFTER WRONG PERSON


STORY:        REDISTRICTING REFORM

REPORTER:      RMN/JDS

SOUND WITH:     BRIAN CANNON--EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GROUP VIRGINIA 2021

CONTACT NUMBER: (If available)

=====================================================================


A VIRGINIA GROUP IS HOPING TO GET RID OF POLITICAL DISTRICT GERRYMANDERING FOR GOOD.  ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  BRIAN CANNON IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GROUP VIRGINIA 20-21.   HE SAYS THAT GERRYMANDERING ONLY PROTECTS SUB-PAR POLITICANS AND HE SAYS THAT DISTRICT LINES THAT MAKE SENSE WILL MEAN MORE COMPETITIVE SEATS.   HE SAYS OUT OF 435 SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ONLY 36 OF THOSE SEATS WERE COMPETITIVE.    CANNON SAYS THAT MOST OF THOSE COMPETITIVE SEATS WERE FROM STATES  THAT HAVE HAD SO-CALLED "REDISTRICTING REFORM".   OHIO, NEW YORK AND NEBRASKA ARE SOME STATES THAT HAVE ALREADY TACKLED THIS.  AS FAR AS THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT, CANNON SAYS THAT EACH STATE IS DIFFERENT AS TO WHAT RULES THEY SHOULD FOLLOW.  ONE THING'S FOR SURE SINCE BOTH PARTIES HAVE REAPED THE BENEFITS OF GERRYMANDERING, IT'S A TOUGH SELL.   

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N839 BRIAN CANNON 

Length>00:00:09.0

OutCue>"FOLLOWING SOON"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--SOME STATES HAVE HAD REDISTRICTING REFORM.


 N842 BRIAN CANNON _

00:00:14.3

OutCue>"WHAT'S FAIR"

Description>JEFF PERSONAL--HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DRAW DISTRICT LINES THAT MAKE SENSE?

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