November 2nd Election Results
In a lot of ways, November 2nd didn’t go the way we really wanted it to. The next four years will be a much different challenge from the last eight, with Republicans in the top statewide offices. But this isn’t the end of the world – before winning last night, Republicans lost thirteen straight statewide races (4 Senate races, 3 Presidential, and back-to-back Gov/LG/AG). So despite what we’re feeling now, there’s a dawn, and it’s very possible to come back – if nothing else the Republicans just proved that.
In spite of the losses at the top of the ticket, here in the 10th CD, we managed to defend all of the state legislative seats we flipped Blue for the first time in 2015, 2017, and 2019. We’re sending Kathleen Murphy, Karrie Delaney, Dan Helmer, Danica Roem, Suhas Subramanyam, David Reid, and Wendy Gooditis back to Richmond again to keep fighting for us, and we’re sending Irene Shin, Michelle Maldonado, and Briana Sewell down there to join them in keeping up the fight. We also managed to hold the line on a couple of local races out west and down south, which Winchester/Frederick and Manassas Dems should likewise be proud of. On a broader scale, despite the national-level attacks that poured in on us from the Daily Wire and Tucker Carlson, we still managed to perform in line with the rest of the state. The blessing and the curse of Virginia Politics are that we have elections every year. At the time I’m writing this, there are 370 days and 3 hours until the polls close on the 2022 Elections, so we’ve got to get right back on the horse.
Zachary Pruckowski, Chair, 10th CD Democrats
Statement Supporting Actions Taken Related to the Capitol Riot
The members of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee would like to express our appreciation to Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Senator Tim Kaine, and Senator Mark Warner for their many years of public service. This dedication was on display during the alarming January 6th attack by a mob of insurrectionists and rioters on the U.S Capitol. While this attack temporarily forced you and your colleagues and staff into a lock-down for your safety, you courageously and quickly resolved to go back to work and ensured the certification of the 2020 election results. We are thankful you were not harmed, and offer our heartfelt condolences for those who lost their lives in protecting the Capitol and democracy itself.
We thank Representative Wexton for her prompt declaration to support the impeachment of Donald Trump. We also request the initiation of a full-scale investigation into the attack on our citadel of liberty, and to bring the perpetrators and their enablers to full account.
Statement Condemning the Actions of Delegate LaRock
The members of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee condemn Delegate David LaRock, representing Virginia’s 33rd House of Delegates District, for his participation in the shameful riot on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in which armed insurrectionists marched on the U.S. Capitol building and invaded it. The invasion took place while Congress was in joint session to count the electoral votes of the states in order to complete the process of electing our next president. U.S. Senators, House Members, and the Vice President of the United States were all present in the building. The insurrectionists murdered a Capitol Police Officer, injured others, and desecrated property belonging to the people of the United States.
Delegate David LaRock has used his position as an elected official to incite violence and spread misleading information and therefore, we call on Delegate LaRock to resign from the Virginia General Assembly.
The next meeting of the 10th CD Democratic Committee will be on Sunday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the meeting will be virtual and streamed to the public via Facebook Live (@10cdvadems).
Chair, 10th CD Democrats