Monday, January 6, 2014

Virginia ~ Senate Election Held Tuesday

Voters of Virginia's sixth Senate District will go to the polls tomorrow (Tuesday, January 7, 2014) to help decide which party will control the Virginia Senate for 2014.

 The Senate  is currently divided at 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats.

If Democratic Delegate Lynwood Lewis is elected, that will maintain the even split, but Ralph Northam's election to the Lt. Governors office would make the Democrats control the tie breaking vote.

Another special election will be held to replace Democratic Senator Mark Herring of Northern Virginia who was narrowly elected to the Attorney General's seat. Northern Virginia usually votes Democratic so the Republicans best shot at gaining anything out of the 2013-14 political season would be to win the election Tuesday.

This is an official election and voters usual polling places will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM.

For election news and results:  WESR

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