Skip to comments.Democrats win full control of Virginia statehouse
Posted on 11/05/2019 8:01:43 PM PST by Morgana
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Trump on Tuesday and took full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades.
Democrats won majorities in both the state House and Senate in the marquee warmup for next years presidential election, the third election in a row in which they have made significant gains since Trump was elected.
Of the four states with legislative elections this year, Virginia is the only one where control of the statehouse was up for grabs. Republicans had slim majorities in both the state House and Senate.
National groups, particularly those aligned with Democrats, pumped huge amounts of money into the contests as a way to test-drive expensive messaging and get-out-the-vote campaigns ahead of the 2020 cycle. Gun control and clean energy groups affiliated with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent several million dollars helping Democrats.
Virginia also drew several high-profile visits from 2020 presidential hopefuls, including former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as current Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump tried to rally Republicans via Twitter but stayed out of Virginia, a state he lost in 2016.
His election three years ago has been disastrous for Virginia Republicans, particularly in growing suburban areas. Democrats have won every statewide contest, picked up three additional congressional seats and now are set to control both the state house and the Executive Mansion for the first time since 1994.
Republicans were hoping an off-year election with no statewide candidates on the ballot would help defuse the anti-Trump energy that powered previous cycles. GOP lawmakers also were hopeful that the specter of a possible Trump impeachment would anger and motivate the Republican base.
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Plus Northern Virginia is basically DC swamp and is continuing to grow.
I forgot about macaca. I lived in VA. during those days. What they did to that man was deplorable.
I thought about posting the Al Jolson version in honor of the black-face governor, but I can only do so much non-PC stuff in one day
Not enough flat ground.
When you import a new body of voters, you get a new political structure. Why Republicans don’t understand this is beyond me.
They should march to the trains.
The Gimmees have spoken.
20 years ago, I wanted to move to formerly 'Red' Virginia to escape the high taxes and socialism of The People's Republik of Connecticut (where we're still stuck). That's gone forever... Virginia is now South Maryland. Just another insane Blue State. It may as well be Connecticut.
We're now concentrating on SC, GA or FL.
Where do conservatives go if *all* 50 states turn Blue??
Univ. Of CA-Irvine professor appointed by a judge.
As another freeper pointed out it seems unconstitutional for Republicans to redistrict, but fine for Democrats.
From I see it a little differently.
The billions of money floating around with little accountability, the lobby industry, the thousands of bureaucrats, government contracts, useless departments (Education dept), State, EPA ....
President Trump is their enemy because they fear he will end their activities.
Anyone who thinks Hillary and Joe Biden are the only thieves in DC is blind.
The Bushes knew precisely what they were doing.
Yup. And several of my family members moved to VA only a few years ago to escape the same crap here in The Peoples' Republik of Connecticut.
Socialism on the march.
Drive 10 minutes out of any blue zone then you can pick any place you want for literally thousands of miles and more miles. State borders dont make the whole state blue just a concentrated containment area.
Too many foreign immigrants have thronged VA.
NONE of these ppl should hold the right to vote .
Change the Constitution
My brother from another mother has his house up for sale in PW county. Pretty much the same reasons. The place has been overrun by illegals and career GS-er liberals. He’s eyeing three or four properties in WV and is getting the hell out the second he unloads his place. A shame, too, because it’s not a bad place to live and has amenities.
Now the VA Gov really will be ‘executing the babies in black face.’
Gun owners in VA are likely to have to make some hard choices soon.
Um, please don’t tell me anyone is surprised by this...
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