VA Special Election Could Sway Balance of Power

Today, Virginians in the state’s 33rd District cast their votes to determine who will succeed Attorney General Mark Herring.

The election, a contentious three-way race according to the Washington Post, could change the balance of power in the state’s currently evenly divided Senate.

The Post writes,

The trio of candidates vying for the seat — Democrat Jennifer Wexton, 10th Congressional District Republican Committee Chairman John Whitbeck and former state delegate Joe T. May, a veteran Republican who is running as an independent — have had only a few weeks to organize their campaigns and rally supporters across the district, a politically competitive territory spanning parts of Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

Polls opened at 7 a.m., despite warnings of major snowfall in the area. Election officials asked residents to vote early to avoid the heaviest parts of the storm.

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