In Virginia, our mission is to reclaim a Democratic majority in the House of Delegates while simultaneously bolstering our presence in the Senate. Virginia supported Joe Biden in the 2020 elections, with his winning percentage standing at 54.11%. We faced challenges as Democrats took narrow losses in both 2021 and 2022. However, the tide turned in 2023, as Democrats won victories in special elections.
The Virginia House of Delegates currently seats 48 Democrats and 52 Republicans. With the entire slate of 100 seats up for contention this year, we aim to flip three seats to gain Democratic control. Numerous open seats and retirements fuel our optimism to uphold and potentially expand our majority.
In the Virginia State Senate, where Democrats currently command 22 seats in contrast to Republicans’ 18, the critical threshold to maintain control is a maximum loss of one seat. Once again, the revamped electoral maps could help us retain our Democratic majority.
Our overarching objective is to prevent a GOP trifecta by turning the tables in the House and fortifying our position in the Senate. This strategy aims to act as a formidable counterbalance against Republican Governor Younkin’s extreme agenda.