CONTROL OF Virginia’s Senate appears to hinge on the outcome of a special election Tuesday for the seat vacated by Mark R. Herring, the state’s newly elected attorney general.
Washington, DC – Today, EMILY’s List, the Women’s Strike Force and the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus are proud to announce their endorsement of Jennifer Wexton in the Senate District 33 special election. They join other women’s organizations Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia in their endorsement of Wexton.
Washington, DC – Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and Equality Virginia PAC, announced their endorsement of Jennifer Wexton for state Senate District 33 in the special election to be held on January 21. The District 33 seat will be vacated by Attorney General-elect Mark Herring on January 11.
Alexandria – Today NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, the commonwealth's leading advocacy organization for women's health and reproductive rights, announced its endorsement of Jennifer Wexton, candidate in the special election to replace Attorney General-elect Mark Herring in the state senate. Wexton is running in the 33rd senate district against newly-nominated GOP candidate and Tea Party activist John Whitbeck and Republican Delegate Joe May, who recently announced his candidacy as an Independent.
Leesburg, VA – On the eve of the GOP’s mass meeting that will nominate either Tea Party darling and Republican 10th congressional district chair John Whitbeck or 24-year old conservative commentator Ron Meyer for Senate District 33, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC Action announced their support of Jennifer Wexton, the Democratic nominee to fill Mark Herring's state senate seat.
The Virginia Senate's Democratic leader, Dick Saslaw, said Wednesday that local Republicans will nominate a “carbon copy” of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the upcoming 33rd Senate District special election.
At a campaign event in Sterling for 33rd District Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton, Saslaw said a candidate like 10th Congressional District Republican Party Chairman John Whitbeck gives Democrats a “bigger target to shoot at” compared with a more moderate Republican like longtime state delegate Joe May.
Sterling, VA – Jennifer Wexton kicked off her campaign for state senate yesterday afternoon with an office opening event in Sterling. About 80 people, including Senators Dick Saslaw and Barbara Favola, were on hand as Wexton fired up supporters and launched her field campaign.
“We’ve got an outstanding candidate” said Senator Dick Saslaw (D-Annandale) – Democratic senate leader. “This is one of the most enthusiastic crowds that I’ve ever seen assembled in such a short period of time for a special election.”
Leesburg attorney Jennifer Wexton defeated Herndon Town Council member Sheila Olem in a firehouse primary Saturday to become the Democratic nominee for the 33rd Virginia Senate District seat that will come vacant if state Sen. Mark Herring remains the victor in the 2013 attorney general race.
Wexton topped Olem handily, 729 votes to 433.
Leesburg, VA - Democratic leaders from Northern Virginia rallied around Leesburg attorney Jennifer Wexton today, endorsing her to be the Democratic Nominee to replace Attorney General-Elect Mark Herring as state Senator for the 33rd District. Voting will take place this Saturday, Nov. 23, at three locations: Rust Library in Leesburg, Cascades Library in Potomac Falls, and Herndon Community Center.
State Senator George Barker
State Senator Dave Marsden
Leesburg Vice-Mayor and Town Council Member Dave Butler
Democrats will hold a “firehouse primary” Saturday to determine the Democratic nominee for the 33rd Virginia Senate district — the seat that would be vacated by state Sen. Mark R. Herring, who currently holds a lead of 164 votes over Republican Mark D. Obenshain in the race for Virginia attorney general.
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