Handful of Virginia House races highlight fight for control of chamber

Handful of Virginia House races highlight fight for control of chamber

Republican Mary Margaret Kastelberg and Democrat Rodney Willett are again vying for 73rd District seat in Henrico County. Democrat Katie Sponsler is the Democrat running for the House of Delegates in District 66. Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond is seeking re-election in House District 68. The Virginia state Capitol, photographed from the Washington Building in Capitol Square. Four years ago, Virginia Republicans didn’t know what had hit them. A 32-seat GOP majority in the House of Delegates all but disappeared in a single election – a “blue wave” that began in Washington after the election of President Donald Trump. Two years later, Democrats took over the House with a powerful 10-seat majority, and then ushered in policies they said better fit a state that is growing increasingly diverse. This year, with all 100 seats again up for election and with Virginians already casting early ballots in House contests across the state, Republicans hope another wave will sweep them back into control. They’re gaining confidence from public reaction against President Joe Biden, a Democrat whose popularity has plunged since the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last month. Polling for political races from the House of Delegates to the governor’s mansion shows closer jostling than the state’s recent statewide elections would otherwise suggest. “Not only are they annoyed at Biden, but there are fewer people saying Virginia is moving in the right direction,” veteran Richmond political commentator Bob Holsworth said of recent public opinion surveys, noting that “things looked fairly comfortable for […]

Click here to view original web page at Handful of Virginia House races highlight fight for control of chamber

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.