DLCC Holds the Virginia Senate

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Democrats have officially blocked a GOP trifecta in Virginia

WASHINGTON – Democrats held the Virginia Senate tonight, ensuring that Republicans will be denied a governing trifecta in Virginia this year. This is a huge blow for MAGA Republicans who were hoping to gain total and unchecked power. Instead, as we still wait on the full results for the House of Delegates, Democrats are celebrating this important victory that will provide a vital check on Governor Youngkin and the worst of the Republican Party’s extreme agenda. 

DLCC interim President Heather Williams issued the following statement: 

“Democrats’ message of protecting fundamental freedoms resonated with voters tonight and allowed us to protect this chamber against an onslaught of spending and disinformation from Gov. Youngkin and his allies. With this victory, Gov. Youngkin has been denied a governing trifecta and our newly elected majority stands ready to defend Virginia from Republican extremism.”

The DLCC was up against unprecedented Republican spending in Virginia, but thanks to our early investments and the infrastructure we built with our in-state and national partners, we were able to chart this path to victory for the Senate. Following our historic wins in 2022, we have continued overperforming across the map and scoring key victories that are shifting the balance of power in the states.  Although we’re still on a winning streak overall, in 2024 there will be significant resources coming through on the other side and it’s up to all of our allies and supporters to match those resources. DLCC has many other states in our crosshairs and is still on track with our Path to the Majority program to take every single opportunity to expand on the Democratic power we maintained tonight. 

The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.