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Virginia Political Icon Jeff Schapiro: Delgaudio Was Trump Before Trump Was President

December 3, 2016

Delgaudio Statement Acknowledging Recognition at Loudoun Chamber of Commerce

"Loudoun political and business leaders got together to hear some senior political reporters and academics at a recent forum discuss state and national domination by Republicans and other topics.

As early as 1982, the Washington Post and other major publications began reporting on the regular grass roots political activities I organized. Thank you to Mr. Shapiro for first reporting on my work at the 1988 Republican National Convention.

Mr. Shapiro also interviewed me on my work at the 2016 Republican National Convention. So as far as consistent fair and balanced professional journalism there is no longer serving more widely known political journalist hence the title "Icon". For him to favorably compare me to Donald Trump's confrontational style is a great honor which others unfairly refuse to either comprehend or remember. He, and Sterling and most fair minded people in both parties throughout Virginia and the USA, get it." said Eugene Delgaudio.

EXCERPT OF THE LOUDOUN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT THIS WEEK

FROM LOUDOUN NOW NEWS SITE

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"Much the morning's panel discussion centered around lawmakers crippled by partisanship-in Richmond and Washington-and the chances for finding middle ground in a political sphere characterized by partisanship and "Trumpism."

"Loudoun County is accustomed to shock and awe candidates-after all, you elected (former Sterling supervisor) Eugene Delgaudio as supervisor," Schapiro said. "Some of us remember when Eugene was standing on street corners, literally, protesting against Democratic candidates, so maybe Eugene was onto something in terms of politics as theater."

County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) asked the panelists, Schapiro and George Mason University Professor Toni-Michelle C. Travis, if there was a national voice for moderation. Neither seemed optimistic.................

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