State Sen. Jennifer McClellan will replace Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin as representative of Virginia’s blue-leaning 4th Congressional District after McEachin died last November.
The Republican-controlled Virginia House shot down a bill from the Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate that would allow retail marijuana sales to start next year.
Draft maps for new Congressional districts in Virginia would provide Democrats a strong chance to win six or seven of the state’s 11 seats.
The recounts come with Republicans on the verge of taking control of the Virginia House of Delegates. Republicans also won the races for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general.
Democrats are seeing their majority in the House of Delegates slipping after suffering tough losses in the state’s top three races.
Democrats have held the majority for the past two years. Republicans need to flip at least six seats to reclaim the majority.
Virginia voters have many issues at mind as they head to the polls including education, abortion rights, and the state’s economy.
All eyes are on Virginia as voters head to the polls for a neck-and-neck gubernatorial election in a state that President Biden won by 10 points in 2020.
Adjustments would include slimming down social and climate change programs in order to cut the package’s $3.5 trillion price tag down to about $2 trillion.
McAuliffe has enlisted the help of several major African American political figures including former President Barack Obama and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as polls show a tight race with Republican Glenn Youngkin.