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Virginia’s House of Delegates has become more and more Republican since 1999, when the Democrats lost their majority. With 66 Republicans and 34 Democrats, the House has been able to draw gerrymandered Congressional maps that benefit Republicans, and it’s passed voting laws that suppress the minority vote. Because of lax gun control legislation, Virginia is the number one source of illegal firearms in the country. This year, the House of Delegates passed legislation to defund sanctuary cities.
How can this be, in a state that has voted blue in the past three presidential elections? Republicans have simply competed in more districts and raised more money for candidates.
This year, we plan to change that. We’ve identified fifteen potential flip or defense districts with excellent Democratic candidates. We’re asking you to help us elect them.
Using our flippability model, we picked the 87th District as a target to defend. The 87th District has one experienced candidate. John is an Air Force veteran and incumbent representative currently serving in the Virginia House.