Nathan Kleinman, a protester from Occupy Philadelphia, planned on a race against the incumbent Democrat Allyson Schwartz for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, but that dream is basically dead. Schwartz challenged the signatures Kleinman collected to make the ballot — he needed 1,000 — on a few technicalities, leading Kleinman to claim that she “doesn’t think that she can beat me on the issues, so she’s trying to beat me with a frivolous challenge in court.” But now he’s giving up the legal battle. “I made the determination that I didn’t have the time to spend the next few weeks fighting this in court,” Kleinman told Dylan Byers of Politico today. He will now run as a write-in candidate instead; the system’s road blocks are real.
On Wednesday evening, @FirstLadyVA and I were notified that a member of our official residence staff had developed symptoms and tested positive for #COVID19. We both received PCR nasal swab tests yesterday and both tested positive.
Pam is experiencing mild symptoms, and I am asymptomatic. Per @VDHgov guidelines, we will isolate at home for 10 days and then reevaluate our symptoms. I am in constant contact with my cabinet and staff, and will continue working from the Executive Mansion.
As I have been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, #COVID19 is very real and very contagious. We are grateful for your thoughts and support, but the best thing you can do for us—and most importantly, for your fellow Virginians—is to take this virus seriously.