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Virginia Is Now Poised For 4 More Years Of Democrats In State-Wide Office

At George Mason University Tuesday night (11/7), Governor-elect Ralph Northam celebrated voters in the Commonwealth choosing Democrats for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General for the second time in a row.

Back in 2013 Terry McAuliffe won by less than 3 percentage points. On Tuesday night, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won by nearly 9 percentage points. Running mate Justin Fairfax won by a little more than 5 points and Attorney General Mark Herring was re-elected with a 6-and-a-half point victory.

A Number Of Virginia House Of Delegates Races Are Still Too Close To Call

Late Tuesday evening (11/7), Democrats had decisive victories in about a dozen House of Delegates races.

State party spokesperson Katie Baker described the pick-ups as a “rejection” of Republicans from Gillespie down the ballot. “I could barely keep up with all the press releases we were putting out, just victory after victory kept coming in.”

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam Is Now Governor-elect

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam is now Governor-elect. “We’re back by popular demand.”

At George Mason University Tuesday night (11/7), Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam celebrated a nearly 9-point victory over former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie.

Northam, who won big in densely populated urban areas, said the task now turns to closing wounds of division in the Commonwealth. “Whether you voted for me or not, we are all Virginians as we move forward.”

Kenya Gibson Will Fill The 3rd District Seat On The Richmond School Board

Richmond parent and education advocate Kenya Gibson, endorsed by City Councilwoman Kim Gray, won the school board seat with 46% of votes Tuesday (11/7). Cindy Menz-Erb finished next with 27%.

Menz-Erb, who has been in the seat since March, was endorsed by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney in early October. Menz-Erb has also been chairing school facilities efforts, which has become a hot button issue in Richmond after Stoney sent a letter to the School Board last week expressing disappointment about failure to submit a facilities plan by October 16th.

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