- January 21, 2014
Moments ago HRC-endorsee Jennifer Wexton was declared the winner in a Virginia State Senate special election.
Wexton fills the seat of HRC-endorsee Mark Herring, who won his race for attorney general in November.
With Wexton's win, (and pending the results of a recount in another special election earlier this month), the Virginia Senate would be in fair-minded control. The Senate would be tied 20-20, with any tie votes being decided by HRC-endorsee Ralph Northam, a strong supporter of LGBT equality.
Congratulations to Jennifer Wexton. This victory will be celebrated by fair-minded Virginians across the state. Under Governor Terry McAuliffe's leadership, with strong support from Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, watch Virginia now begin to move forward on LGBT equality.
Thanks to all who got out and voted. It made a difference.