Jennifer Wexton Wins Special Election in Virginia; Balance of Power in Senate Shifts

Jennifer Wexton Wins Special Election in Virginia; Balance of Power in Senate Shifts

By Caitlin Gibson and Ben Pershing, Washington Post – Democrats remained on course to take control of the Virginia Senate after winning a key special election Tuesday, as thousands of Northern Virginia voters braved snow and bitter winds to cast ballots in an unusual, three-way contest.

In the race to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D), Democrat Jennifer Wexton prevailed over Republican John Whitbeck and independent Joe T. May, a former Republican delegate running as an independent, according to unofficial election results. The district encompasses a slice of Fairfax County and a hefty portion of eastern Loudoun County, a region that has leaned toward Democrats in recent elections but remains battleground territory.

via Democrats win state Senate seat in Northern Virginia — and perhaps control of the chamber – The Washington Post.

Jennifer Wexton Wins Special Election in Virginia; Balance of Power in Senate Shifts

Jennifer Wexton Wins Special Election in Virginia; Balance of Power in Senate Shifts

By Caitlin Gibson and Ben Pershing, Washington Post – Democrats remained on course to take control of the Virginia Senate after winning a key special election Tuesday, as thousands of Northern Virginia voters braved snow and bitter winds to cast ballots in an unusual, three-way contest.

In the race to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D), Democrat Jennifer Wexton prevailed over Republican John Whitbeck and independent Joe T. May, a former Republican delegate running as an independent, according to unofficial election results. The district encompasses a slice of Fairfax County and a hefty portion of eastern Loudoun County, a region that has leaned toward Democrats in recent elections but remains battleground territory.

via Democrats win state Senate seat in Northern Virginia — and perhaps control of the chamber – The Washington Post.