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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 19, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 19, 2023:   

Youngkin’s event planner helped organize Jan. 6 rally at US Capitol

Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

An event planner who has done extensive work for Gov. Glenn Youngkin helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, rally that ended with a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

There’s no indication Hannah Salem Stone, a consultant who previously worked for former President Donald Trump, participated in the violence that followed the rally. Her name appeared on permit paperwork for the event, which described Stone as an “operations manager for logistics and communications,” according to a subpoena issued by the U.S. House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack.

Stone went on to help plan Youngkin’s January 2022 inauguration, according to screenshots of social media posts — captured by the Substack newsletter South Arkansas Reckoning — as well as Virginia campaign finance records. She continued to provide consulting and supplies for events throughout Youngkin’s term.

Former Virginia House Speaker Filler-Corn to seek congressional seat

Reported by The Associated Press

Former Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn has decided against a bid for governor in 2025 and will instead run next year to represent the competitive northern Virginia congressional seat being vacated by a fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton.

Filler-Corn, who has served in the Virginia General Assembly since 2010, was the first woman and first Jewish person to hold the post of speaker.

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