DLCC Announces Initial Virginia Spotlight Candidates

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WASHINGTON — Democrats flipped the Virginia House of Delegates from red to blue for the first time in over two decades in 2019, and defending control of the chamber is the number one priority for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee this year. Since winning control of the General Assembly, Democrats have made historic progress for Virginians and this year’s elections are the first time they will face voters since winning a government trifecta. 

“As a Virginia resident, I could not be more proud of the work our incredible Democratic state legislators have accomplished over the last two years,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “From dealing with the coronavirus pandemic to safeguarding voting rights, we’ve made historic progress for the commonwealth. But we’re just getting started — it’s crucial that we maintain control of this chamber so that we can keep Virginia moving forward.”

The DLCC’s first round of Spotlight candidates includes fifteen incumbent legislators who are ready to defend their seats and keep fighting for their communities: 

Defending the majority in the Virginia House of Delegates is the first major election under the Biden administration. With the Virginia GOP’s full-throated embrace of conspiracy theories and Donald Trump, it’s imperative that Democrats maintain control so they can keep fighting for everyday Virginians.
 

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