For the first time in more than two decades, Virginia Democrats have taken control of both chambers of the state legislature, according to election results from the Washington Post.
Contested seats with no incumbent:
District 4 - Republican William Wampler beat Democrat Starla Kiser with 63 percent of the vote.
District 20 - Republican John Avoli won with 58.6 percent of the vote over Democrat Jennifer Lewis.
District 23 - Republican Wendell Walker beat Democrat David Zilles with 63 percent of the vote.
District 25 - Republican Chris Runion beat Democrat Jennifer Kitchen and Independent Janice Allen with 58.2 percent of the vote.
District 28 - Democrat Josh Cole won with 52 percent of the vote over Republican Paul Milde.
District 30 -
District 62 - Republican Carrie Coyner beat Democrat Lindsey Doughterty with 54 percent of the vote.
District 73 - Democrat Rodney Willett beat Republican Mary Margaret Kastelberg with 52 percent of the vote.
District 80 - Democrat Don Scott won with 66 percent over the vote over Republican James Evans and Ryan Benton.
District 85 - Democrat Alex Askew won with 51 percent over the vote over Republican N.D. Holocomb.
District 87 - Democrat Suhas Subramanyam beat Republican William Drennan with 62 percent of the vote.
District 91 - Democrat Martha Mugler won with 55 percent over the vote over Republican Colleen Holcomb.
District 96 - Republican Amanda Batten beat Democrat Mark Downey and Independent James Jobe with 53 percent of the vote.
District 97 - Republican Scott Wyatt beat Democrat Kevin Washington with 56 percent of the vote.
Seats that ousted incumbents:
District 40 - Democrat Dan Helmer successfully ousted Republican incumbent Tim Hugo with 53 percent of the vote.
District 76 - Democrat Clinton Jenkins successfully ousted Republican Chris jones with 56 percent of the vote.
District 94 - Democrat Shelly Simonds successfully ousted Republican David Yancey with 58 percent of the vote.
Seats that were uncontested:
District 57 - Democrat Sally Hudson
District 78 - Republican James Leftwich
District 86 - Democrat Ibraheem Samirah
District 89 - Democrat Jerrauld Jones
District 90 - Democrat Joseph Lindsey
District 92 - Democrat Jeion Ward
District 95 - Democrat Marcia Price
Just In: Virginia Democrats have taken control of both chambers of state legislature for the first time in more than two decades, the AP reports. Get real-time election results here: https://t.co/CrfS871MY4— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) November 6, 2019
Democrats' reaction was anything shy of amazing.
Remember when Juli Briskman flipped Trump off and lost her job?— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 6, 2019
She just won her first election in Virginia. pic.twitter.com/KJceOr3pZI
HEAR YE, HEAR YE.— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) November 6, 2019
REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WHO ARE PROTECTING THE CRIMINAL-IN-CHIEF. TWO WORDS: KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA.
REPENT. OR PREPARE YOUR RESUMES.
We did it.— Yasmine Taeb (@YasmineTaeb) November 6, 2019
Progressives just FLIPPED the Virginia House AND Senate.
This is a win for:
? The #GreenNewDeal,
? A living wage,
? Getting money out of politics,
? Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment,
? Passing gun safety legislation + more
Let’s get to work. ?? pic.twitter.com/H1xI3MH7Aq
A Parkland father credited gun control as one of the reasons Virginia flipped, a clear nod to Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
It is official. The AP just announced that Virginia voters voted to flip both the State House and the Senate. This is in large part because of gun safety. https://t.co/St40HOonkK— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) November 6, 2019
Conservatives had a different take on the situation.
It’s not going to be the landslide that gun control advocates were hoping for, but I think they’re going to get control of the legislature in Virginia.— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) November 6, 2019
I expect we’ll see growing interest in the #2ASanctuary movement in the state at the county level very soon.
Just a reminder: if Democrats win back the Senate or House of Delegates in Virginia it will be a loud and clear message that black face or rapists don’t matter.— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) November 6, 2019