Skip to comments.Virginia Republicans Surge to Largest House Majority Ever
Posted on 11/08/2011 11:31:17 PM PST by lbryce
Republicans appeared on the cusp of taking control of the Virginia Senate Tuesday with at least one veteran Democrat losing to a freshman Republican senator and a seven-term Democrat trailing a Republican challenger.
In the House of Delegates, Republicans picked up at least six seats, staking them to 66 of the chamber's 100 seats, the GOP's largest House majority ever. That doesn't count a conservative independent, Del. Lacey Putney, who organizes with House Republicans and another race that was too close to call.
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds lost his bid for a fourth term to freshman GOP Sen. Bill Stanley in the Senate's marquee race, bringing the GOP to within one seat of 20-20 split in the 40-member Senate. Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling breaks Senate tie votes.
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Yes, Senator Saslaw;it is what it is. That is, a bad day for Democrats, a wonderful, uplifting harbinger of things to come, for all Americans, the nation, the new White House occupant.
Still, the sad fact of the matter is that nearly half the nation’s voting citizens are bums, deadbeats, parasites, and scum. In places like California, Massachusetts, and Ohio, it’s more than half.
With an increase in illegal immigrant voting, with the finite number of ways that the left cheats in how they vote, and with all other U.S. criminals being, eventually, allowed to vote will increase the total pro-left votes, even more.
The Loudoun County (northern Virginia) GOP ran an unpopular House candidate for the 87th. His mailings turned a lot of people off and a NARAL-endorsed Democrat won by 300 votes. Thankfully, GOP Military vet Dick Black won his Senate race and the GOP otherwise dominated the Loudoun County races.
THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS.
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the question is will the GOP maintain there spine unlike they did when Warner and Kain were Governors? As a former resident of Northern Va I watched the GOP break and go along with Warners tax increases
Central Virginia’s newly re-drawn 59th house district, a convoluted area encompassing Lynchburg in the west, as far east as Farmville, and north to near Charlottesville, went Republican in a big surprise. Tom Garrett, the Republican, embraced fiscal and social conservatism while the Democrat from Lynchburg, Bert Dodson, who ran to the right of traditional liberals, still lost.
Dodson had been a Lynchburg city council member, a business owner and certainly no flaming lib, but was a Democrat nonetheless. Garrett was a complete unknown from Louisa county, the smallest population in the new district.
Dodson also outspent the Republican two to one. My conclusions: blacks definitely stayed home, and liberalism is no longer trusted. Also the media held no sway.
You can definitely put Virginia in the Republican “lock” column for the 2012 election.
Oops, sorry. That would be Virginia’s 22nd Senate seat, not the 59th house seat that Garrett won.
If we get effective control the VA Senate, then there's time to get things like Voter ID through before Nov 2012.
My count of the statewide popular vote in state Senate races: 57 to 39 percent GOP (with the remainder going to independents and write-ins). The Democrats retains part control in the Senate because of gerrymandering and incumbency.
We do have Voter ID in Virginia.
OK, so pass Constitutional Carry, or have municipalities stop withholding union dues. Something.
-——Sen. Phillip Puckett narrowly kept his seat in southwestern Virginia-——
For the first time in my memory, we in east Tennessee were treated to he spectacle of all out TV ad war for a Virginia senate race. It seems Puckett won but his back and butt are bleeding from the on air beating he took.
Good news in VA.
Virginia is a Shall Issue state and a right to work state. I am not familiar with all municipalities in all parts of VA, but there is no forced union dues for state employees.
I thought we already had voter ID? The clean and articulate young poll worker asked to see my identification before I was allowed to vote.
A GOP officeholder who served in the military?! What would George Allen say?
I wonder if the Democrats’ election eve rally with Warner and Kaine warning about the “extremists” taking power if the Republicans took the Senate swayed any voters at the last minute. I don’t usually watch the evening news so I don’t know how much airplay that got.
Love Dick Black - so glad to hear he’s doing well up in Loudoun...