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ICYMI: Virginia Republicans’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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ICYMI – While Virginians were enjoying barbecues and parades over the holiday week, commonwealth Republicans were in meltdown mode over new extremist comments made by three of their most vulnerable senators.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is targeting all three senators, who each represent swing districts carried by Democrats in recent statewide elections. Last month, the DLCC launched a digital campaign to hold the senators accountable for their poor records on gun safety.

The missteps by the senators are representative of the sort of extremist, incendiary positions that have dug Republicans into a deep hole in the Commonwealth. The GOP is scrambling to defend its narrow majorities in the General Assembly, trailing Democrats in enthusiasm and fundraising. While Democrats are on offense with a record number of candidates in both chambers, Republicans failed to recruit challengers in many districts.

“It looks like the pressure is starting to get to the Virginia GOP,” said DLCC executive director Jessica Post. “Republicans are trying to distract from their abysmal record, but then make comments like these that show just how extreme and out of touch they are. When Virginia Republicans reveal their true selves, we should listen.”