WASHINGTON — Democrats Candi King and Angelia Williams Graves won their special elections today in Virginia’s HD-2 and HD-90, respectively, cementing Democrats’ majority in the commonwealth to kick off 2021. After flipping both chambers of the General Assembly in 2019, Democrats are ready to defend their House of Delegates majority this year.
“Democrats have made historic progress on making the commonwealth a better place for every Virginian,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “These victories represent a ringing endorsement of our work as we head into the legislative session and look forward to defending the majority this November.”
Candi King’s victory in HD-2 in Prince William and Stafford Counties cements Northern Virginia’s transformation into a Democratic stronghold over the last decade; the seat was represented by a Republican as recently as 2017.
Democrats’ victories are the first sign of momentum heading into the legislative and gubernatorial elections this year. While Virginia Republicans sink further into infighting and far-right extremism, Democrats are ready to step up and fight for their communities in the new year as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.