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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Democrats Hold All 10 NOVA seats in VA Senate

Well, technically, I suppose there are 2 other seats on the outskirts of Northern Virginia (containing parts of Loudoun and Prince William, respectively, as well as counties outside of what I'd call Northern Virginia), Northern Virginia defined as Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties, as well as Alexandria and the other independent cities in and around the area.

So, perhaps 10 out of 12 would be more accurate. This is, of course, as a result of Dave Marsden's upset victory.

Virginia's incoming governor Bob McDonnell (R) congratulated Virginia's newest senator Dave Marsden (D) tonight on his upset against Steve Hunt (R) in Fairfax County.

"I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years ahead in his new capacity,'' McDonnell said. "In these tough economic times, Virginians need leaders in Richmond who will work together to create new jobs and more opportunities. While we may not agree on every issue, I know that Dave and I share a commitment to making this a better Virginia for all our citizens."

Northern Virginia and the difference therein is also largely why the Republicans have such a commanding control of the House of Delegates, since the Republicans have 11 of the 26 seats in Northern Virginia, although the Democrats are in a worse situation outside of NoVA in the House of Delegates as well.

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