Virginia Dems admits defeat and says Republicans dominate the House of Representatives

Richmond, Virginia (AP) — Democratic leaders in Virginia confirmed Friday that Republicans had gained control of the House of Representatives.

The Associated Press has not yet called all of Virginia’s house races. However, concessions mean that the Republicans have completed the election sweep and regained the positions of governor, vice-governor, and prosecutor-general.

Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn admits a majority of GOP shortly after Democratic Martha Mugler admits defeat in fierce competition with Republican challenger AC Cordza in the 91st House district in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Made a statement. With McGuller’s concession, the Republicans now expect to hold at least 51 seats in a room of 100 members.

“The election results weren’t in our favor, but our work for the Virginia people continues,” Filler-Corn said.

House Republican leader Todd Gilbert spokesman Garen Shipley said Filler Korn called Gilbert on Friday. “The House Republican Caucus is grateful for her pledge to a smooth transition to the next majority,” said Shipley.

The Republican victory is seen as a backlash against the Democratic majority, who have driven a series of progressive reforms over the past two years, including the abolition of the death penalty, relaxation of abortion restrictions, and legalization of marijuana.

The Democratic Party has a majority of 21-19 in the Senate. Senators are not scheduled to be reelected until 2023.

Tuesday’s Marquee Race in Virginia was a contest of governors in which Republican businessmen participated. Glen Youngkin defeated Former Virginia Governor Terry McCorriff. After Republican Winsome Sears defeated Democrat Hala Ayala, the GOP also saw the vice-governor’s office and the office of the Justice Secretary, where Republican Jason Miyares defeated Democrat’s second-term incumbent Mark Herring. Occupied. Sears will be the state’s first female vice-governor and the first colored woman to hold a state-wide position in Virginia.

With Yongkin’s victory Almost defeated by Democratic Governor of New Jersey Have got Caused fear that the Democratic Party is heading in the direction of losing control of Congress In the midterm elections next year.

Democrats held a majority of 55-45 for Tuesday’s elections.

Republicans have dominated the House of Representatives since 2000, but Democrats regained 15 seats held by the GOP in 2017, supported by voters’ hostility towards then-President Donald Trump. In 2019, Democrats took full control of Congress by wiping out the slim majority of Republicans in the House and Senate.

Among the surprising victories this year was Republican Kim Taylor, who gave the Republican 50 seats on Wednesday, the incumbent Democrat Del in District 63. Lashrecse Aird has won three terms. Air Do claimed victory late Tuesday, but Taylor’s slow surge gave her a 741 vote victory.

Democrat Wendy Guditis defeated Republican challenger political rookie Nick Clemente to win his third re-election in District 10. Gooditis’s northern Virginia district includes parts of the fast-growing Loudoun County and the rural areas of Clarke and Frederick County.


The Associated Press writer Sarah Rankin from Richmond, Virginia contributed to this report.