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  • Democrats running for lieutenant governor to gather at Pen Park

    News Article • May 13, 2017 • Daily Progress Staff • The Daily Progress

    A progressive group is getting the Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor together for some ice cream at Pen Park.

    Indivisible Charlottesville’s ice cream social, scheduled for 2 p.m. May 29 at the Charlottesville park’s shelters 1 and 2, has lined up lobbyist and Democratic activist Susan Platt and federal prosecutors Justin Fairfax and Gene Rossi. The group says that candidates will answer a questionnaire before the event to jumpstart conversations “about how they would use the office to expand democracy.”

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  • Personal experiences drive Gene Rossi's lieutenant governor campaign in Virginia

    News Article • May 9, 2017 • Robert Sorrell • Bristol Herald Courier

    BRISTOL, Va. — Former federal prosecutor and Alexandria resident Gene Rossi made the decision to run for lieutenant governor while lying in a hospital bed four years ago.

    On Jan. 20, 2013, Rossi said he was at Johns Hopkins Hospital with his wife, Diane, at his side. He was receiving treatment for a rare blood disease known as amyloidosis.

    Rossi, 60, said he was watching then-President Barack Obama’s second inauguration and recalled that his two sons were in the audience.

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  • "The Road to..." Richmond, 2017 VA Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

    News Article • May 8, 2017 • Norabett Productions

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  • Ex-prosecutor Rossi makes case to voters in bid for lieutenant governor

    News Article • May 7, 2017 • Patrick Wilson • Richmond Time-Dispatch

    Gene Rossi lay in a bed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, dangerously ill, and watched the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2013.

    His wife, Diane, comforted him. Rossi was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease, and his doctor said there was only a 50 percent chance he’d survive.

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  • Surviving a rare disease led Rossi to seek Va. office

    News Article • May 7, 2017 • Patrick Wilson • The Roanoke Times

    Gene Rossi lay in a bed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, dangerously ill, and watched the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2013.

    His wife, Diane, comforted him. Rossi was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease, and his doctor said there was only a 50 percent chance he’d survive.

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  • Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Campus

    News Article • May 3, 2017 • Justin L.C. Ross • Mace and Crown

    Gene Rossi, currently running for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, spoke to a crowd of Monarchs gathered in Webb Center hosted by the ODU Democrats on April 26. He discussed major issues facing the people of Virginia, such as health care, education and criminal justice reform.

    Along with his opponents Susan Platt and Justin Fairfax, Rossi is currently campaigning for the June 13 Democratic primary in order to be the party nominee for November’s election.

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  • VA Lt. Governor Candidate Gene Rossi @ 2017 Shad Planking

    Press Release • April 21, 2017

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  • Gene Rossi "I Can't Wait To Be Lieutenant Governor of Va"

    News Article • April 20, 2017 • John Frederick • The John Frederick's Show

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  • Dems record turnout

    News Article • April 6, 2017 • Rapp News

    This past Saturday, Rappahannock County Democrats held their annual brunch at the Washington Fire Hall. The attendance was a “record 140 party faithful” (and likely a few disgruntled Republicans).

    As usual, Robert “Smiggy” Smith and his amazing music set the tone for a raucous round of speech making by Gene Rossi, who is running for lieutenant governor, and Tristan Shields, a singer and entertainer who is running for the Democratic nomination to fill Virginia’s 18th House of Delegates seat.

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  • Rossi submits petition signatures for spot on primary ballot

    News Article • March 31, 2017 • News Staff • Newsplex

    RICHMOND, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A second Democrat has filed petitions to earn a spot in the race for lieutenant governor on the June primary ballot.

    Gene Rossi is a former federal prosecutor.

    According to state law, statewide candidates need at least 10,000 petition signatures from registered Virginia voters, and 400 or more from each congressional district.

    Rossi will be up against Susan Platt, Joe Biden's former chief of staff, and Justin Fairfax, another former Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the June 13 primary.

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