Republicans Target 13 Democrat Incumbents to Take Back Virginia State House


Republicans are focusing their efforts in the upcoming elections on winning back control of Virginia’s state House of Delegates, which was taken in 2019 by Democrats, many of whom won by slim margins.

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), which is in charge of helping to elect Republicans to state legislatures, published a list of 13 Virginia districts that they will try to win back in the November 2021 elections.

“No matter where Democrats win, the people lose, and it is absolutely critical that we remind voters of that reality ahead of Virginia’s elections this fall,” said RSLC President Dee Duncan. “While we know the task before us will be a challenge, we are excited about the initial 13 opportunities we have identified throughout the commonwealth to replace extreme liberals who have sold out their constituents to the radical left with commonsense conservatives who will put Virginians first.”

The GOP leadership group has also begun an ad campaign in those 13 districts linking progressive federal policies to state Democrat lawmakers.

“Here’s what we get with Democrats controlling Washington: Rising inflation and higher taxes, unions running our schools, crime rates spiking, while liberals call to defund the police,” the narrator says. “Democrat-controlled Richmond is no different. They hiked taxes and weakened our small businesses. They kept our children locked out of the classroom. And their failures have made Virginia communities less safe.”

Meanwhile, Democrat state House leadership says their party has improved the lives of Virginians by passing gun control measures, abolishing the death penalty, legalizing recreationa… (Read more)